Penelope Taylor – The Infrared Spectrim


Monday, February 12, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Making images in the infrared spectrum of light using a digital camera designed for visible light can be daunting. Our eyes and cameras are constructed to interpret the visible spectrum of light, yet few people realize the infrared spectrum of light is always present. We, nor our cameras, can “see” it.  However with a bit of knowledge and experience (and some gear), you too will soon begin to see the light we love, but cannot see.

In this introduction to infrared digital photography, Penelope’s lecture will cover the basics such as exactly what is the infrared spectrum of light, the language of infrared, what your gear options are to capture infrared light, and good-practice capture tips and techniques.

For inspiration and ideas, Penelope will share selections from her black-and-white portfolio.  Her personal interest is only in black-and-white (higher nanometers) infrared photography, not the false-color that is usually associated with infrared photography (lower nanometers). Processing workflow will not be covered in detail.

This lecture is not only for those interested in exploring infrared photography. Color-to-black-and-white shooters can benefit from many of the points brought forth in the lecture.

Penelope Taylor is a New Jersey-based photographic artist. Her father introduced Penelope to single-lens reflex film cameras in her early teens. In 2003, she shifted to digital cameras and later embraced the iPhone (camera) as an artistic tool. Her passion is traveling throughout the United States and Canada to explore her favorite subject—landscape. Over three years ago, she began to exclusively produce work using Nikon digital cameras that have been converted for infrared photography. In 2017, Penelope began to offer infrared-specific landscape workshops where she teaches capture and black-and-white processing techniques for 720nm and 850nm infrared. She enjoys printing and exhibiting her work both locally and nationally.  Penelope is available for group lectures and one-to-one instruction (in person or via the internet). Follow her on Facebook (pentaylorphotography), Twitter (@pentaylor), Instagram (@pentaylor), and website blog (

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Color Camera Club of Westchester
27 Legion Drive
Valhalla, NY
Handicap Accessible? No

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Color Camera Club of Westchester
Presenter Phone: 914-769-7758
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

The Color Camera Club of Westchester, serving photographers here in Westchester County since the early 1950s, was founded to sponsor and support activities for the camera enthusiast. Our purpose is to help beginning and advanced photographers learn photographic skills that will increase their artistic ability and their pleasure of photography. We have weekly meetings on most Monday nights at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall, 27 Legion Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595 where professionals and advanced photographers present educational and artistic programs designed to further the proficiency of our members and guests, open creative visions and to inspire.
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