This workshop is about changing your mind on how you see the world in infrared enabling you to see its beauty in tones of grey and showing you ways to express your vision of black and white infrared.
Whilst black and white photography is about enticing the viewer into seeing the world about them in an entirely different way, infrared photography takes that journey a little further still. When we see the world in black and white, we can to some degree imagine the tones the colours would produce, but the tones in infrared would be of even more of a deviation from reality.
Fine art black and white infrared is not about camera equipment or a rigid way of processing image files, but an invitation to enter another world of seeing using light that even the naked human eye cannot see. It is about evoking emotion in the viewer through the crafting of beautiful subtle tones that will unveil this hidden side to the world in which we live.
This retreat is about changing your mind on how you see the world enabling you to see beauty in infrared tones of grey and showing you ways to express your vision of black and white infrared. Even if you have been exploring black and white infrared before, we want you to delve deeper into the soul of the photographer and free up new ways of making creative images using this unique medium. It is this expression of vision and creativity that we will explore during our time together.
Through sharing and discussion, we want you to express yourself in any way you choose and share this with the viewer. We will talk about individuality and the way you want your work to look, and it is these skills that we will harness to enable you to become and an infrared artist. We will look at each other’s work and engage in questions and determine the message within the images.
Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington will be with you throughout this retreat to encourage and work side by side on your infrared vision, image interpretation and print making. This will not be a workshop that will see the group dashing about from one location to another, but a workshop where taking your time to contemplate what you are photographing and consider how you would want the finished image to look and ‘feel’ like is imperative.
For this workshop we have decided to dedicate our time out in the peaceful surroundings of Petworth and Midhurst in Sussex with its gentle rolling countryside, heathlands and woodlands. During the workshop you will relax in the highest quality accommodation with fine food, which is all included, and we will have our very own private meeting room in which to get together in peace.
Paul and Michael will hold evening lectures about their evolution in infrared photography which culminated in their book “In Another Light” to wide acclaim.
Each photographer will produce a unique portfolio of three A3+ prints on a paper of their choice which will be presented in a fine art portfolio box.
Limited to 8 Photographers with 2 leaders
Lythe Hill, Hotel, Restaurant and SpaView Accommodation
A unique experience exploring your own photography in infrared
Full board accommodation in the luxurious Lythe Hill Hotel (no single occupancy supplement) during the workshop
Transportation during the workshop
Extensive coaching and tuition from two highly acclaimed photographers pioneers in infrared photography
Three A3+ prints of your work created during the workshop and presented in a portfolio box
Lifetime access to our online course 'The Essentials of Infrared Post Processing'
Travel to and from the workshop location
Camera and travel insurance
Personal expenses such as bar bills