Rad A. Drew Photography: Thank you MAPS for Inviting me to Present!

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

Thank you MAPS for Inviting me to Present!

Olive Grove and Poppies, Tuscany

Thank you, MAPS, for inviting me to present Creating Engaging Landscapes, on January 10. I hope you picked up a few useful things to apply in your photography.

During the presentation, I mentioned a few things that I want to include here.
    • Fuji X-T2
    • Fuji X-T1, converted to 720nm infrared 
    • Fuji 10-24mm wide angle lens*
    • Fuji 100-400mm telephoto lens*
    • Fuji 18-135 telephoto lens*
    • Fuji 80mm macro lens
    • Lumix DMC LX7 converted to 720nm infrared*
*useful for landscape photography

iPhone Apps useful for in-camera multiple exposure and intentional camera movement

A Source of Inspiration

During the presentation I mentioned the work of my friend, photographer, Steven Koppel. Steve is a resident of Cape Cod with the beautiful Brewster Flats literally as his back yard. 

He's spent countless hours on the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Brewster Flats creating some of the most beautiful images I've seen. He's developed and continues to explore a unique style and I think offers us a wonderful example of how to approach all types of photography, and to create from an internal space as a form of personal expression. 

Here are a few links that will inspire you and give you a good idea of Steve and his extraordinary work.
  • Expressions of the Brewster Flats, Video
    In this video, Steve shares his extraordinary images of the Cape and talks about his approach to creating.

  • Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Video, an interview with Steve about his non-profit, Expressive Digital Imaging (EDI), a program he's developed to promote healing, connection and self-expression through imagery created on mobile devices. The program is being used around the country to help those suffering from various illnesses, including cancer, mental health, and addiction. EDI serves not only patients but also doctors, nurses, and other caregivers to help them cope with the stresses brought on by the pandemic. 

Infrared Camera Conversions

I've had a number of camera's converted to infrared and love having these tools in my camera bag! 

While there are several reputable options for camera conversions today, I have found the folks at Spencer's Camera to be very helpful. 

Tell Clarence I sent you and use my discount code, RADDREW25 for a discount on your purchase.

iPhone Infrared Photography

Gibbs Garden, Georgia
iPhone 12 Pro Max, 720nm filter,
processed in Luminar 4 with
plugins Topaz DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Over the past two years, I've explored and discovered (with a lot of help from my friends and mentors!) methods for creating infrared images with the iPhone.

My Neighborhood, iPhone 13 Pro Max, processed on the 
desktop with Luminar 4 and Topaz plugins, DeNoise AI,
Sharpen AI, and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

If iPhone IR is something you have an interest in, here are a few resources:

iPhone infrared, 12 Pro Max with 720nm filter, processed in iOS editor


Over the past year, I’ve offered several webinars on various topics. If you missed the live presentations, you can purchase access to the recordings.

Here are details and purchase links:
Note: Access to these recordings is on sale through January 31. Recordings will remain viewable through June 2022.

Thank you again for the opportunity to present to the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society. I had a blast and I hope you did, too. 

Until next time, be safe, stay well, and keep on creating!