Intro by Skip Cohen
I love sharing posts from good buddy, Mark Toal. Mark is part of the team at "Mirrorless Photo Tips" along with two other great friends, Joe and Mary Farace. They're sharing great content every day and need to be on your radar.
Last year Mark was featured on an episode of "Why?" and sharing one of his favorite images, another beautiful infrared shot. Just click on the thumbnail of his image to the right to listen to the backstory.
The two images below were both captured with a LUMIX GX7. I've personally been shooting with LUMIX cameras for the last two years and over and over again, Panasonic lives up to its tagline of "Changing Photography." The GX7 has been replaced by the GX8 pictured on the left.
Check out more of Mark's work together with the rest of the Luminary Team with a visit to the Lumix Lounge. This is an incredibly diverse group of artists and you'll never be disappointed with the images and information they're sharing!
by Mark Toal
It’s been a long, rainy winter in the Northwest this year so I haven’t been able to use my Infrared camera as much as I would have liked. Infrared photography is easiest when there are white puffy clouds against a blue sky and fairly bright light. The middle of the day is perfect for infrared photography so a recent trip to Tucson was a perfect time to pack my converted Panasonic Lumix GX7 with the Lumix G Vario Lens, 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH lens.
A lot infrared photograph’s focus on the way trees and greenery turn white as in the photo of the palm trees. If you avoid trees, grass plants you can get an image that looks a lot like standard black and white, but the sky will be much more dramatic as in the photo of the Mission in Tucson.
Images copyright Mark Toal. All rights reserved.
If you have a camera that you’re not using that much, why not send it to LifePixel to be converted to infrared. Trust me you won’t regret it. And for a limited time only, if you want to save $50 off for Priority Processing Upgrade when converting your camera to infrared, use the coupon code “ToalIR.”
Joe’s book, The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography is currently out-of-print but used copies are available from Amazon for under $6. Creative Digital Monochrome Effects has a chapter on IR photography and is available from Amazon with new copies under $6 and used copies less than five bucks. You can buy’em both for less than $12.
Click on either book for more information!
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