Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Welcome!

I want to wish you a very heartfelt Welcome to the Infrared Photography Buzz!

As the header states, I intend to create the very best, and most comprehensive gathering site for everyone interested in Digital Infrared Photography.

We all find ourselves facinated by the ability to see and record light that our human eyes are unable to see unaided. Many have compared this type of Photography to an addiction. Close but not quite! At least not in the sense of a destructive addiction. But, we do find ourselves spending whole afternoons shooting photos, and not one of them in color when we get home. If you have done this more than once, you are hooked, and in a good way.

So here's what to expect on this site in the future.

Technical Information: If you are interested in getting started shooting IR, you have come to the right place. I will present a number of posts detailing how to get started, what equipment you will need, and what you need to do in the field to produce your IR images. I will break this information down to include all types of digital cameras. In most cases, you won't need to go out and spend a lot of money to join us in shooting your own IR images.

Useful Links: to other web sites with information about IR Photography will be presented and featured. It is very important to gather and distribute these various sources of information to backfill your knowledge and skills. Please send me your favorites in comments or email.

Images: It's important to look at other people's images to learn, first of all (especially in IR) what is possible, and to get ideas of your own about images that you would like to make in IR. Will you see some of my work? Well it is my site, and I'm proud of the IR work that I have done, so yes, you will get to see my stuff. But that's not the real purpose and intent that I have in mind. I want to see and feature your work too!

Many of my posts will present your work in my "Featured IR Photographer Showcase" format. I will curate applications to participate in these Showcase Posts. We will see the work of the most talented IR Photographers from around the World. Quality, you bet. Innovative and Creative Images, you better believe it! Excited?, I am! This is going to be SOOO good! More about how to apply and what will be required in a future post -- very soon! Look back here often. As a matter of fact, go ahead and set a Bookmark or Favorite to this site right now, so that you can visit often to see what is going on and what is new.

So, once more...... WELCOME. Visit often, leave comments, make suggestions, and apply to participate in the "Featured IR Photographer Showcase" .

Before we wrap this up, here's how you communicate with me and my audience.

Comments: Leave a comment. I will moderate comments, to keep things on track and clean/appropriate. Comments may be delayed and appear only on a daily basis, as I have the time to moderate and release them to the Blog.

My email policy: Email me at infraredbuzz at gmail dot com. In order for me to keep valid email messages and dispense with spam you MUST include this "secret handshake" in the subject line. "scooter" (my cat's name). So for example: your subject line would look something like this "scooter hey Jerry I have IR info for you". If I don't see that word somewhere in the subject line, into the cosmic bit bucket goes the email, no exceptions (unless I happen to recognize your email addy). Thanks for your understanding. I expect a lot of unfamiliar email traffic.

Let's get started! So much IR fun ahead.

-=- Jerry -=-
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4 comments:

Lulalake said...

OK!!!!!
Great idea, much good wishes from me.

Jules

Anonymous said...

WOW! An Infrared blog.

It's about time!

Best Wishes...

boogie

The Panther said...

Howdy You Rascal,

Very nicely done and about time

I think this is going to be a Blockbuster!!

Bruce said...

Jerry, what an excellent idea. Welcome to the world of photoblogging.