Infra-red Post Processing and Printing

Infrared photography has experienced a renaissance of the past few years, and aspect2i has been one of the forerunners teaching and celebrating this genre of photography.

The approach to infrared photography in the field is somewhat different than if you are shooting colour or intending to make straight black and white images. The same goes for the image editing stage of the infrared journey. It is simple to convert an infrared camera raw file into black and white and then set the black and white points, but the result seldom does the scene justice and begins to look rather formulaic.

The most common approach to infrared image editing is the to create an image that is stark black and white image with and high contrast with the foliage being rendered almost white and blue skies almost solid black. This is one approach that we can all adopt, but we think there is far more to explore!

Over the last eight years Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington have been refining and fine tuning an approach to infrared image editing that produces images and prints that often have been described as having that “dark room print” look. The starting point is often a raw file with a bluish/ reddish cast, that when converted to black and white, leaves the photographer with a vast plethora of choices.

It is these choices that we share with you on this day and we show you how to create beautifully subtle black and white infrared images that display sumptuous mid tones, with glowing shadows and gentle highlights. We also keep the approach simple. There is no need at all to make this process over complicated in Lightroom of Photoshop, and the techniques we share allow you to steadily reveal the true potential of your files.

•    Converting infrared file into black and white
•    Managing shadows and highlights
•    Understanding the infrared histogram
•    Importance of  image interpretation
•    Mastering the Adjustment Brush for localised adjustments
•    Choosing the right media for the photograph
•    Toning for Infrared
•    Using the Epson Advanced Black and White Driver

Your tutor will be an expert in this field and will have spent many hours refining their approach and making fine art prints, so you will be in the very best hands during your day with all the advice you need and you will leave with extensive notes from which you can practice your newly acquired skills.

Non-residential 1 day workshop

DateThu 19th Nov 2020

LocationHemel Hempstead

VenueEpson UK Headquarters

LeaderMichael Pilkington

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Our prices all tuition during the workshop, a buffet lunch, tea and coffee service. Comprehensive notes and study aids and reference file will be provided.


Camera and travel insurance as well as travel to and from the venue are also not included. Meals not mentioned. Alcoholic drinks and other personal expenditure is not covered either.

Infra-red Post Processing and Printing