Infrared Photography Workshop
April 22-23, 2017

Infrared Photography Workshop
April 22-23, 2017

Infrared Photography Workshop
April 22-23, 2017

Infrared Photography Workshop

The Art & Techniques of Infrared Photography

Lecture, shooting, post production, workflow, review and critique, 13 hours

  • Laurie Klein: Photographer, Educator, Author, Mentor.
  • At Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA) Gallery, 118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Providence RI 02903
  • Saturday & Sunday, April 22-23, 2017
  • Saturday: Presentation, lecture, and (weather permitting) location shoot in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, RI— 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: Infrared post production, workflow, critique, and Q&A — 11 am to 5pm
  • Class limited to 12 participants
  • Registration fee $475 per person (register before April 1, 2017 for $425)

Infrared Photography is magical, mysterious, dramatic, artistic and challenging. Come spend Saturday and Sunday with Laurie and delve into this creative medium.


  • Camera conversions, camera equipment
  • How to pre-visualize in infrared
  • Compositional tools for infrared photography
  • How foliage, animals, water, clouds, sky and structures interprets the infrared spectrum
  • Exposures, histograms
  • Global adjustments, HDR, channel swapping
  • Dodging and burning, levels
  • Add-on plugin filters (Nik)
  • HDR, post production, and creating the best workflow for you

Workshop agenda

Saturday, April 22, 10am to 5pm

  • Meet Laurie. Introductions for all attendees.
  • Lecture and discussion on how infrared sees, the composition and techniques behind creating impactful infrared imagery.
  • Weather permitting: shooting in the landscape with Laurie. PMFA gallery is in the middle of scenic and historic Providence. We walk through Roger Williams National Memorial Park, past the Old State House, down tree-lined Benefit Street, around the First Baptist Church in America, and back to the gallery. All together our walk and shoot is about a half of a mile. See the attached map (PDF).

Sunday, April 23, 11am to 5pm

  • Infrared Post production, workflow, and critique, with Laurie. Please bring your laptops if you have one that has either photoshop or Lightroom. Bring about 10 RAW images from Saturday’s shoot on HD or USB drive or flash card/memory card (no CDs or DVDs please). We recommend you installing a free trial of the Nik Suite for the workshop. We will finish with a Q&A session.
  • You’ll leave with a new set of skills to make unforgettable images!

Equipment requirements

  • Students must have or rent a converted IR camera
  • Rentals available (we can’t make an endorsement yet, but many people have had a good experience) at:
  • Batteries, memory cards, notebook, lens hood
  • Neutral density filters and tripods optional
  • Please contact Laurie if you have any equipment questions. [email protected]

About Laurie Klein

Laurie is recognized worldwide for her infrared photography. Her work embodies a soft passionate style that most often depicts the human experience in nature. She began photographing Infrared film under the tutelage of Ansel Adams and she has never looked back. Laurie has been teaching for over 30 years and is currently an instructor at the Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Peters Valley, and the Texas School of Professional Photography. Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and a life-long record of gallery exhibitions. See Laurie’s work at her website.

Laurie is both a successful photographer with a signature style, and a incredible photographic educator.Her life long commitment to the art of photography began 41 years ago in high school. “I didn’t really discover my passion, my passion discovered me.” Laurie said.Turning from just taking pretty pictures, Laurie sought to perfect her craft by attending the photography program at R.I.T. and then getting her M.F.A. from Ohio University. Later, Ansel Adams became one of her heroes and mentors. He taught her that discovering her own artistic voice was the gateway to becoming a fine artist. Her style is unique, combining a wonderful ability for composition and a sensitivity to her subjects that will carry her to the top of her field.

“I can’t teach the way she sees and feels!” – Ansel Adams.

For many years Laurie has been mentoring young people in order to give them the encouragement to follow their creative dreams. Laurie also authored Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared, published by Amherst Media in 2014 and Hand Coloring Black & White Photography, published by Rockport 1999.


Who is the workshop designed for?

Any level of infrared enthusiast from the curious photographer to the advanced IR shooter.

Is there lunch?

  • No, lunch is at your expense. We think it’s good to have a break outside the workshop. There are many excellent cafes and restaurants across the street or within two blocks with a wide range of cuisine and cost.

About Providence Center for Photographic Arts (formerly Peter Miller Fine Art)

Do you love photography? Are you looking for a way to connect with other photographers? Do want to advance your skills? Exhibit your work? Get more involved in photo-based media. Become a member of PCPA! 

PCPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibition, education, publication, and mutual support. PCPA strives to advance our members careers, strengthen the appreciation of photo-based media, and foster a dialogue of innovation and inquiry in the arts.

PCPA is a non-profit organization, led by dedicated volunteers to grow and expand our mission and programming. Our talented member artists come from both the local Providence area and far beyond. PCPA will run a full calendar of professional workshops, jurored, group, and individual artist exhibits, member salons, and other activities throughout 2017. All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

PCPA is located in the Russell house (built in 1772) in downtown Providence, the gallery is around the corner from the Providence Art Club and across the street from Mills Tavern restaurant at 118 North Main Street, 2nd floor.

The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00pm and by appointment.

Please contact [email protected] or by phone at (401) 225-6792 with any questions. Visit the gallery online. Find us on FaceBook and Twitter

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled Workshops
    If we are forced to cancel a workshop for any reason, your entire tuition will be transferred to another workshop or you can have it refunded to you.
  • For anyone traveling to workshops, we highly recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover your expenses in case of cancellation.
  • Personal Emergencies
    If you have a personal emergency such as a death in the family, please contact us as soon as possible, we are willing to work with you to reschedule or refund your fee on a case-by-case basis.
  • Under-subscription
    Partnered workshops require a minimum of 6 participants. In the event we don’t sell out or reach our minimum we reserve the right to cancel the workshop. In this case your registration will be transferred to another workshop or a refund will be given.