people infrared photography

Obviously infrared imaging is not for people photography. Dead eyes. Super high contrast. Blown out highlights. Definitely not for people… Unless you are doing something artsy with the scene being most important and people are a relatively small element in the overall image OR you are at a Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration.

And, I just happened to attend one at Tlaquepaque in Sedona on Saturday and found a few people in costume and face paint to pose for me.

tlaqueqpaque day of the dead photo

Had a lovely ‘Day of the Dead’ model join me for a quick photo session in a back lit alcove.

tlaquepaque day of the dead celebration photo

Paper mache Caterina on the fountain. Seems like it was a day for brides as I worked…

If you are unfamiliar with the Day of the Dead celebration it is a Mexican Holiday when families get together and morn and celebrate the passing of loved ones. The celebration is to help those who have passed to move on in their journey beyond.

Images captured with the Lumix G6 and 20mm f1.7 pancake lens. Converted to IR by Life Pixel. I had the

Proper tool for the job. I think infrared works for this situation. How about you??

Yours in Creative Photography,        Bob

PS – More tomorrow…


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