Using Infrared Photography to Stand Out Against the Competition!

Program Details

Ed Lausch and Rich Walton will share their experience and knowledge about Infrared Photography to help you build your business and stand out against the competition. Some of the items to be discussed include:
  • Understanding infrared light;
  • The History of Infrared Photography;
  • The equipment needed and where to buy it;
  • Learn techniques for best capturing infrared light;
  • Post processing infrared images;
  • Potential uses for infrared photography including portrait and wedding photography, fine art, travel photography and for photographing real estate and architecture.

Ed and Rich will also offer those who have not shot infrared before to join them for a short shoot before the meeting on June 5th, 2018. This will give Guild members the chance to add some infrared images to their portfolios. Most likely we will meet downtown on the East side of the Indiana State Capitol Building at 0130 PM until 0330 PM. We will then head to the Library Restaurant at about 0400 PM to process the images. Anyone wishing to join us should bring a CF card, an SD card and a laptop.

For the exact meeting location and because this shoot is weather dependent, please rsvp to Rich Walton at rwalton401@aol.comor (317) 507-8337 with your name, e-mail address and mobile phone number. IPPG members who already shoot infrared are welcome and encouraged to join us!

Monthly Meeting Details

Our monthly meetings and some of our special events are usually held at the LIBRARY RESTAURANT AND PUB, 2610 S Lynhurst Dr., Indianapolis. We’ll meet upstairs in their Banquet Room.

The members rate for meetings is $24 ! Members get a reduced rate for the monthly meetings, but non-members are welcome too! Non-member pricing is $44! (appetizers, dinner, and drinks purchased separately, at attendees expense, from shortened, custom menu made exclusively for IPPG)

Presenter Bios

Bio for Rich Walton


My love affair with infrared photography began in 1971 when I was junior at Purdue University. I used a Mamiya Sekor match-needle SLR that I borrowed from my dorm camera club to shoot Kodak HIE High Speed Infrared and Kodak EIR color infrared slides.

In the early 2000’s I converted my first digital camera, a Canon D60, and then converted a Canon 20D, both at 720 nm. In 2017 I bought an Olympus E-PL6 full spectrum mirrorless camera. I still own all 3 infrared camera bodies.

I graduated from Purdue University in 1973 with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and then gained an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1989. I photographed my first wedding in 1976 and my career in photography was born! After working for 20 years in Hospital Engineering and Management, I transitioned into being a full-time photographer in 1994 after joining IPPG. I have photographed mostly weddings, family & senior portraits and special events over my 40+ years in photography.

I attended the Mid-America Institute for Professional Photography twice and studied under Hanson Fong. I also attended Winona several times studying under Ken Kneringer. I am a Past President of IPPG and hold the IPPG Fellowship Medal. I regularly enter my favorite print competition of all time: The Indiana State Fair.

Bio for Ed Lausch

I graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in Visual Communications in 1975.  I attended Winona in 1976, for a course in Portraiture, and Outdoor Portraiture.

I went full-time photography in 1992 in Kokomo, working out of my house.  In 1995 I doubled the size of my house, went to China and Thailand to photograph, and was accepted into Daguerre Club.  In 1998 I received my Masters degree, my  CPP, and got remarried .  I moved my photography business from Kokomo to Lafayette in 2000.  I purchased a commercial condo in downtown Lafayette in 2006, and I am still in that location.

Since receiving my Masters degree I have garnered 6 Kodak Gallery Awards, 5 Fuji Masterpiece Awards, 7 Loan prints, and 1 photo published in the PPA monthly magazine.  I have received my 50 print merit bar from PPA, and several of my merits were taken with an Infrared digital camera.

I converted my first digital camera to Infrared, a D60 Canon, a 6 megapixel camera.  I also have a 30D, and a 5D mark 2 Infrared camera bodies.

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