Sunday, July 1, 2007

Featured IR Photographer Showcase - Vernes Go

In this Featured IR Photographer Showcase we introduce a Nikon D70 shooter from Manila the Philippines who has at his disposal, a wonderful selection of locations that are just perfectly tailored for the IR Shooter. Here, Vernes Go displays his talents, creativity, and dedication to capture the scenes in his part of the world. Stunning work! Welcome Vernes!


Bio: In my younger days, I was never a fan of photography. During family gatherings, my brother would often ask me to take photos, and I always hated it. I only got my first digital point and shoot camera, merely because I was a gadget freak. I only used it during family vacations, events and gatherings.

My passion for photography started last 2005 when I had the opportunity to try a friend’s Nikon D70. It was my first time to try a Digital SLR. I was really amazed with the photographs it produced, and with the performance of the camera. Compared to my Point and Shoot Camera, It focused fast and produced sharper images. I was really dumbfounded and soon enough, decided to get one for my own. It was August 2005 when I purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D70s. Little did I know that this was the start with my obsession, and journey with photography.

Through my journey, I chanced upon some Infrared Photographs online. I was amazed with how the photographs looked like, since they looked so bizarre and different. I was inspired, and decided to try it out. I got myself a Hoya R72 IR filter, without having any idea how to use it. Knowing little about digital infrared photography and filters, I had a hard time using it at first. But with the help of some friends online, I finally got a hang of it. From that point on, there was no stopping me from taking IR photographs.

Living in Manila, Philippines, I don’t find it difficult looking for a location to shoot in Infrared. Being a tropical country, green trees and fields are very abundant. I try to go to remote locations and look for isolated trees or other subjects that would stand out when shot in IR.

Every chance I have, I take Infrared Photos of scenes I believe would look perfect when shot in IR. Through much dedication and practice, I finally found my style in Infrared Photography. I experimented further on different post processing techniques for IR, and soon enough, I found a post processing style wherein I’m comfortable with.

The best thing about Infrared Photography is that I am totally in control of my photographs. My goal is to make them look as surreal as possible. I believe that there are endless possibilities when it comes to Infrared photography. And I am making it my personal goal to explore each and every one that I can think of.


Here are a few of my favorite IR images:




And here's a Link to Vernes' Gallery.

Vernes Go's Gallery

Copyright Statement: All images and materials displayed and showcased here, are copyrighted and are the exclusive property of the artist. Images and material may not be reproduced or used in any way without the written consent of the artist.

Please Comment Freely to this Post.

Let Vernes know how much you enjoy and appreciate his Stunning IR Work!

-=- Jerry -=-

10 comments:

Argyle said...

Wow! my cousin the IR photographer:) Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Ang galing galing mo, Vernes! Stunning work! - killer

Davidmakulit said...

vernes you rock!! kickass pix pare!

Bruce said...

Vernes,

Thanks for sharing your excellent IR work with us. You have a great eye for composition.

Anonymous said...

Bruce,

Thank you for the compliment! Will continue to improve my skill.


Argyle, Mike aka Killer, David,
Thank you for visiting! :)

Kort said...

I agree with Bruce, Vernes.
Congrats on being featured and keep up the amazing work. You seem to be really good with wide-angle IR shots.
~Kort

Vernes said...

Hi Kort,

Thank you very much for the kind words. Yes I love taking Wide Angle IR shots. It gives the feeling of vastness.

Vernes

oVan said...

Vernes, I'm a bit late with my comments, but I really enjoyed your IR photos - Thanks for sharing!

Kind regards,
oVan (ovan.be)

Vernes said...

Thank you oVan
~vernes

psymd1 said...

Very nice work sir!