"You enthralled us with your passion for Infrared and you inspired us to do more."

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"An outstanding presentation with stunning photography."

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Beyond Visible Light - a journey into Infrared photography

Talk on Infrared photography by Simon Weir for the Southampton Nikon Owner Group

This fascinating and inspiring talk looks at the history of infrared photography over the last 100 years.  It covers the discovery of "invisible" light, the invention of IR films and their many civilian and military uses, the move to digital camera conversion and even a moment of space exploration!  Along the way I showcase the work of IR photographers from around the world as well as my own portfolio of IR images taken over 15 years.
 
This talk can be preceded by an afternoon field workshop where I work with a group of photographers taking their first steps into infrared photography.
Chasing the Wind - Les Voiles de St Tropez & Antibes

Chasing the Wind

Every summer a flotilla of yachts can be found racing in the Mediterranean as part of 'Les Voiles' - literally 'The Sails'. The season begins in June with Les Voiles d'Antibes and ends in October with Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - each regatta lasting five or six days and bringing together some of the finest classic and vintage yachts from around the world. Since 2014, as part of the Create Away Photographic Workshops team, I have photographed at both regattas capturing the majesty and drama of the races, describing it as "some of the most challenging and exciting photography I have ever done".
 
I explore the history of Les Voiles, discuss the difficult task of shooting at sea from a fast moving RIB, and look at both the technical and aesthetic challenges of telling the story of Les Voiles through the lens. The diverse photographs - portraits, abstracts, seascapes and even infrared images - bring a unique insight into the spirit of sailing as yacht, crew and photographer all Chase the Wind.
Yellowstone in Black, White & Infrared

Frozen Bison in Yellowstone National Park, January 2014

This cold weather adventure tells the story of a two week winter workshop I led in Yellowstone National Park in January 2014.  It combines a touch of history and geology of Yellowstone, with Infrared landscape and B&W wildlife images and also includes a short multimedia piece about the famous Yellowstone bison.  Full of anecdotes about the realities of shooting on temperatures as low as -30C it is a highly entertaining evening suitable for photographers of all levels.

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