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November 2014 Galleries and Vacation

:iconokavanga: The October 2014 galleries are now closed, but the November 2014 galleries are OPEN!!
If you have any trouble submitting work, please note me.

:iconokavanga: I am going on vacation to South Africa from 31st October until late November. If you have any problems please note one of the others in the Admin Team.



Gallery Folders

Infrared people
Infrared Trees and Plants
Lomo and Similar
Reference and Tutorials
Leucareth's Choice

Expert Member Folders


I have compiled a set of folders containing examples of work from some of our senior Expert Members. I hope that everyone will view these to see the range of styles, subject matter and quality of work that is possible in infrared and exposure technique photography.

Our good friend Michael MichiLauke is running a similar scheme at :iconr72: here ==>….

The list is likely to be updated from time to time.

agelisgeo ==>…

dewanggapratama ==>…

DimensionSeven ==>…

Enkased ==>…

helios-spada ==>…

hirza ==>…

Leucareth ==>…

MichiLauke ==>…

mIkeschwaRz ==>…

Phostructor ==>…

richardldixon ==>…

robpolder ==>…

The complete set of galleries can be found here ==>…, or by clicking on the Expert Members' Showcase Gallery Folder Tab in the main Gallery Folder.

Please take time to browse through the work of these photographers.

David aka Okavanga :iconokavanga:


If there is anyone of the Expert Members interested in playing a more active role in the running of the Group as an Associate, please note me.



Fractal Gradients

Calling ALL members.

Some time ago, Jenny C0MPASSION :iconc0mpassion: posted an idea about creating gradient packages from infrared images posted in this Group. The package is about ready, and Jenny requestes that I re-post her original note and asks if anyone who does NOT want an image considered for a gradient to contact her. Here is the original.

"I am not a photographer, but a creator of fractal images. I find beautiful and cool colors everywhere, but some of the most vivid and striking are in the Infra-red photos.

I would like to see if any of your photographer's would be willing to let me use their colors from their photo's for an Infra red Gradient Package. Each artist and the photo would receive credit when a fractal using their art is they would again receive recognition when the Gradient Package would be released. It often takes me about 6 months to put a package together.

I would offer this package as Premium Downloadable Content to help fund incentives and contests I run through the fractal group and ones I run personally. When I say nominal fee....I mean like 30 points per packet or less.

I do not alter a photograph in any way....I just "lift" the colors from the photo and then apply it to the fractal. Some times the outcome is gorgeous beautiful!!"




Members' Journals
Affiliate Submissions
Test Collection

Revesre Image Searching

I posted a Journal on my Home Page on this topic and I think all our members should take note of the methods described if they wish to check on their own images or are suspicious of images that they come across here.

Reverse Image SearchingReverse Image Searching
From time to time here on DeviantArt, I come across or am told about images that may not be the work of the artist or photographer who has posted them. Sometimes, I also find that my images turns up, without attribution, elsewhere on the Web. In the first case, posting work that is not yours without attribution is morally wrong, and in some cases is illegal. In the second instance, you have been the victim of art theft.
DA has a "Report this image" button on the display page of each image. If you find a dodgy work, you can click this and follow the menu of options to report your suspicions. I have done this on several occasions for works I know to have been filched from elsewhere, and nothing appears to have been done about it  the doubtful works are still displayed. On one occasion, I tackled the perpetrator, but to no avail  I was just blocked.
Often these dodgy deviants are highlighted by vigilant members who post Journals flagging the miscreant, an

I decided to check on some of my infrared images and found several on a site Further, one of our Expert Members, helios-spada has much of his work displayed and credited to the famous American photographer - helios-spada. Needless to say, he was not aware of this accolade.

I found IR photography to be very popular on this site with hosts of shots that thought I recognised. You may wish to check for yourselves to see if any of your works are there. If you find any, let me know and I'll post a list to the site asking for credit to be given.

Here are two links……



Affiliate News


A Gallery/Collection folder "Affiliate Submissions" has been created in the Favourites area for submissions from affiliate members. Such submissions are subject to a one vote acceptance/rejection. Images need NOT be directly related to infrared or extra-visible imaging as we are providing this feature to showcase our colleagues' work.

For affiliate members to submit, they would use the normal "Submit to Group" button on the image display page, followed by selecting Infrared-Club, followed by "Suggest to Group Favourites", selecting the "Affiliate Submissions" folder.
:icondevexposed: devExposed Photos using exposure techniques :iconstellar-landscapers: Stellar-Landscapers :iconextra-visible-images: Extra-Visible-Images :iconinfrared-people: Infrared-People InfraPeople :iconwhoneedscolour: WhoNeedsColour Tell me: Who? :iconnz-ir-hdr: NZ-IR-HDR :iconphotoseries: PhotoSeries :iconphoto-logic-sense: Photo-Logic-Sense Photography Technics :iconcolorfulphotos: ColorfulPhotos :iconlove-nikon: Love-Nikon :iconnon-real: non-real non-real :iconindoinfrared: IndoInfrared Indonesian Infrared Photography :iconartworldtoday: ArtWorldToday Virtual First Friday Art Walk :iconhdrscapes: HDRscapes :iconstudio-28: Studio-28 Sharing the world around us! :iconabstract-and-surreal: Abstract-and-Surreal :iconinfrared-anonymous: Infrared-Anonymous :iconr72: r72 Infrared Photography Group :icontrees-with-character: Trees-With-character Its all about the Trees!!!


Following a recent poll which showed members were interested in having more tutorials, here is a list of current tutorials and discussions in the Infrared-Club (Extra-Visible Imaging) Group .

“How to take and postprocess infrared photos” by Francy-93 (Francesca)


Very good introduction and guide for newcomers.

“The Complete Color IR Tutorial Guide Walkthrough” by Vlue (Evan)


More detailed description of working and post-processing infrared images.

“Infrared color gradation” by Aerobozt (Goldy)


A Photoshop based tutorial on how to vary colour in IR photographs by gradients.

“Infrared Photography Preset” by comicidiot


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom preset for post-processing.

“IR Conversions and White Balance” by jythie


A more advanced description of filters and aspects of white balance.

“IR Workflow” by mIkeschwaRz


Excellent post-processing workflow, Photoshop based, but portable to other editing software.

“Canon 40D Conversion – Full Spectrum Imaging” by Okavanga


Some notes about starting out on full spectrum imaging.


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Best of October 2014

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2014, 12:13 AM

The Infrared-Club (Extra Visible Imaging) 
:iconinfrared-club: is pleased to present the Best of October 2014 from the submissions to its Infrared Showcase and Exposure Techniques Galleries.

First the NEWS

At our sister Group #R72 :iconr72: Michael, Michi, MichiLauke has handed over as Founder of the Group to Thomas, Argolith. Fortunately, Michael is staying on at #R72 in the Admin Team as an advisor. I'm sure all of us here at :iconinfrared-club: wish Thomas and :iconr72: continued.


Welcome to new members: ImageOfImagination :iconimageofimagination: 2sidesstudio :icon2sidesstudio: dmurphy570 :icondmurphy570: morionde :iconmorionde: bluemangoimages :iconbluemangoimages: aeli9 :iconaeli9:


Welcome also to a new affiliate Group #devExposed, run by Caelia, kelmeloo :iconkelmeloo:. This is a brand new Group aimed at similar photography to ours. Here is the Group's aim: 

"This group is aimed to collect all photography that use exposure techniques, including: HDR, Infrared, Long Exposures, Overexposure, Underexposure, and similar techniques. Please note this is for photography only, but you are more than welcome to send a note asking for feedback or just a view for any and all deviations. Just please only submit photographs to the submission area that follow exposure techniques."
I've made kelmeloo an Expert Member here so that she can access our knowledge base about how to run a Group. I hope all our members will support this new venture by joining and submitting images. The more Groups that feature and promote activities in infrared and exposure technique work the better. Hopefully, #deviantart  will recognise this popular and growing area by giving us a specific category for submissions.


Infrared Gradients Project: Jenny C0MPASSION :iconc0mpassion: has completed much of the work to use infrared images to create gradients that are then used as the colour basis of fractals. I know some of you have already had images used and fractals created. This is the one Jenny has created from one of my works.Bramhall Park Ir Series 1a By Okavanga by C0MPASSION  We shall run a feature on this project later in the month I hope. Please visit Jenny's page and have a look at the current results - fantastic.


Finally in News, Volker vw1956 :iconvw1956: has another calender coming out - that man is amazing. Here are the covers.  New Calendar Project Front by vw1956New Calendar Project Back by vw1956


Best of the Infrared Showcase.

With well over 150 submissions this has been another productive month for IR photographers. I have divided up our choices for Best of the Month into various themes. As usual picking the best has been difficult, and as members know, I also like to feature when I can new members.

Blue 'n White (and a Bit of Pink!)

 Infrared 31 by kelmeloo :iconkelmeloo:   Infrared Trees - pt. III by myINQI :iconmyinqi:  Phantom Ship II by eprowe :iconeprowe:   Derelict Tractor - Blue Version by eprowe :iconeprowe: Vineyard by vw1956 :iconvw1956:   

From the River in IR by dmurphy570  :icondmurphy570: Arrays by helios-spada :iconhelios-spada:

Dunes Trees Home by Phostructor :iconphostructor: Vineyard IR 3 by Argolith :iconargolith:  Abandoned Belt by bamboomix :iconbamboomix:


The Frail-IR760nm by IRphotogirl :iconirphotogirl:  Nice feet in 700nm by vw1956 :iconvw1956:  Mas by robpolder :iconrobpolder:  I Spy by Wayman :iconwayman:  Infrared Paulinha by morionde  :iconmorionde:

 Thinking by grandart:icongrandart:   Here There Be Dragons by Lugal :iconlugal:   infrared image 21 by DPAdoc  :icondpadoc:  Playground by Phostructor :iconphostructor:

'Scapes and Things

Pelican Bay IR by Questavia  :iconquestavia:  Seealpsee IR by mIkeschwaRz :iconmikeschwarz: Alps 'n' brown cattle by mIkeschwaRz  :iconmikeschwarz: The Marsh by RuralCrossroads360  :iconruralcrossroads360:  

IR Happy by bluemangoimages :iconbluemangoimages: dome by vw1956 :iconvw1956:

Chimeric by echoofformless :iconechoofformless:   Lightning - IR by bokehstan :iconbokehstan:   IRFE XIV by LDFranklin  :iconldfranklin:  Among Giants II by eprowe :iconeprowe:


Listen by IgorVladi:iconigorvladi:  The colors of Autumn - Part X by myINQI  :iconmyinqi:  The colors of Autumn - Part XI by myINQI:iconmyinqi: Infrared Trees - pt. II by myINQI :iconmyinqi:   Senate by insolitus85 :iconinsolitus:

 IRV - Hilly trees by MaxArceus :iconmaxarceus:  IRV - Ambleve by MaxArceus :iconmaxarceus:  Kriss Park by helios-spada :iconhelios-spada:  White Widow by IRphotogirl :iconirphotogirl:  Lagoon by Leucareth :iconleucareth: 
Hospital Garden by MichiLauke

Best of the Exposure Techniques Showcase.

There has been a resurgence of interest in exposure technique images with over 40 submissions using different techniques. I want to highlight one point about High Dynamic Range (HDR) work. A few years ago, when HDR software started to become available, the big idea was to exploit the HDR ability to enhance detail in shadows and in highlights that would not normally be seen in even well exposed shots. Hence the increase in dynamic range and the typical, sometimes OTT, feel of HDR derived images. However, further developments have allowed much more subtle images to be made whereby the original HDR feel has been attenuated to give much more normal looking images, even though the dynamic range has increased.

Here is an example of both approaches Welcome to Almunecar II by ha-rat-kiri :iconha-rat-kiri: and The Lone Stump by kelmeloo :iconkelmeloo: I think this is a welcome development, enhancing the power and applicabilty of HDR techniques.

Bright Tulips by Deb-e-ann :icondeb-e-ann: Rock and Sky by Enkased :iconenkased:   eggHDR1238 by The-Egg :iconthe-egg:   eggHDR1248 by The-Egg :iconthe-egg: eggHDR1281 by The-Egg  :iconthe-egg:

Dusun Bambu by hanciong :iconhanciong:  Hydrante HDR by bribesdemoi :iconbribesdemoi: Switzerland by sylverface :iconsylverface:  You've Been Alt-ered by kelmeloo  :iconkelmeloo:  step on history by woisvogi :iconwoisvogi:

Moon - Lucky Imaging comparsion by MaxArceus  :iconmaxarceus:  HDR - Building by MaxArceus  :iconmaxarceus:  Ghosty by Phostructor :iconphostructor:  Waiting and Watching by Questavia :iconquestavia:  Rain by Questavia   :iconquestavia:

God by 2sidesstudio :icon2sidesstudio:  Diving by ha-rat-kiri :iconha-rat-kiri:

That's all for Now Folks

Many Thanks to all members for their fantastic submissions this month, and an especial thank you to IRphotogirl :iconirphotogirl: and mIkeschwaRz :iconmikeschwarz: who helped in the compilation of this feature.


David :iconokavanga:


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Group Info

This Group is for all photographers interested in infrared photography, UV photography and in exposure techniques such as HDR, long exposure, light painting and so on. that generate extra-visible images.
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Until Dec 28, 2014

Founded 5 Years ago
Dec 23, 2009


Group Focus
Extra-Visible Imaging infrared HDR exposure techniques

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Admin Help Required


The Group has expanded considerably from a few months ago, and with the expansion has come additional work running the Group. We have many able and talented members whose contributions have been recognised by becoming Expert Members.

However, I am now looking for (experienced) members to help out at the Associate level. This is the level where development of Groups occurs as well as the main day-to-day running. Ideally, I would like someone who has some experience of CSS to help develop a house style, and/or someone who could develop affiliations.

If ANY member (including Expert Members) is interested, please note me.

Many Thanks