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Digital Infrared Photography: Professional Techniques and Images Paperback – 1 Jun 2005
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About the Author
Patrick Rice is the author of "Infrared Wedding Photography" and "The Professional Photographer's Guide to Success in Print Competition." He is the recipient of a Lifetime Photographic Excellence award from the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. He lives in North Olmstead, Ohio.
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Do yourself a favour and spend your money on Deborah Sandidge's 'Digital Infrared Photography Photo Workshop', a vastly superior work.
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Photos are nice with some good information about anticipating how an image might appear and related composition advice was good.
I was disappointed, however, and primarily because the title led me to believe that it was a professional-level book about infrared techniques. In actuality, it gives a cursory introduction to a narrow swath of ideas about infrared. If you are interested in using infrared in wedding photography, this is a terrific book, as about half of the images are of weddings.
What I didn't learn was how infrared technique differed from traditional digital. What of histograms readings? Photoshop work? or how to adjust the sometimes odd result from the camera into a beautiful print.
In the slim, 123-page book, the author presents a history of infrared, film photography with infrared, the difference between film and digital, and info about cameras and lenses. This takes you to page 64. The next chapter -- finally -- is "Shooting Techniques," pages 65-78. This chapter has fifteen images associated with it, twelve of which are wedding photographs. The remainder of the book is dedicated to how "infrared sees" and -- you guessed it -- a chapter on weddings. That means, pages 65-78 include the "professional techniques." These are items such as the need for longer exposures when using a filter (duh), and that you can use the manual RGB or B&W setting on the camera (making a correction that otherwise would have been done in Photoshop, and with more control.) His reasoning for shooting in RGB? A wedding couple loved the "edgy look" on the camera's screen. Might there be a technical reason?
So, sadly, I didn't learn anything I hadn't already gleaned from a quick trip around the Internet. On the other hand, if you want to learn about digital infrared wedding photography, this would be a great choice. Took bad that wasn't what was advertised.
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