As a life long photographer with over 45 years of photographic experience under my belt (and hopefully still counting!), I never cease to be amazed each and every time I pick up an Infrared Camera system and look at a scene through infrared eyes! This addiction to Infrared has allowed me to rebuild a photographic passion that has lasted over 45 years into something uncontrollable. I just cannot stop. I might take 1 color photography to every 500 IR images, until the Hummingbird photography season in August at which time the numbers will reverse (please see www.Lowcountry-hummingbirds.com ). The problem (if you will) is due to the fact that Infrared images show the normal everyday scenery all around us as something new and exciting. We see things differently. With such a long history of photography in my background, it is easy to loose your excitement or passion for it from time to time. I have found that through Infrared photography, I have regained that excitement times 10! And it is no wonder, the images generated are ethereal and thought provoking! Instead of just glancing through a library or gallery of images, I am LOOKING, STUDYING and finding DEEPER MEANING TO LIFE through my images. They have that much impact on me.
I hope that I can share this passion with you for Infrared Photography through this teaching blog and through my main Infrared WEB site, www.infraredatelier.com
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