PhotographerThomas Michalczyk
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryErlangen, Germany
Photo DateMay 2017
Technical InfoLuminance of infrared + color
Entry Description

Mix luminosity and color channels of infrared and normal photos of the same object. In university we traveled to Civitella d’Agliano to focus on new creative projects. I tried to get a better understanding of infrared photography and I was looking for a new way to process infrared images.  A friend came up with the idea to combine the luminosity channel from the infrared- with the color channel of the regular image. I just have to shoot an additional color image. So simple - so brilliant.  The picture you see is a 85MP infrared-color-panorama of the city Civitella d’Agliano in Italy.  The clouds and the leaves were moving because of the wind, so the colors are not matching at the moving areas because the color photo was taken seconds after the infrared one. I was trying to fix this because this was an issue at the beginning, but I found that it adds an interesting approach of movement into the picture.

About Photographer

Thomas Michalczyk lives in Erlangen, Germany and is a 7th semester design student with major in Photography, CGI and Cast (Audio-Visual Communication) at the University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg. 2009 he first majored in electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim and moved to Bavaria to work as an engineer. He always has been very curious and creative. Art, Design and Photography were and still are very important to him. He wanted to become more serious about working in the field of Photography and Film, so he decided to study Design. He spent his 5th semester (practical semester) in a creative agency in London to learn and become more acquainted with the professional life as a retoucher and CG artist. Photography is a very exiting way to combine technology and creativity for him. Together with CGI, these tools can create whole new worlds. They let express him in a very unique way. At the moment, he is working on his bachelor thesis to complete his design study in spring 2018 and start his master degree in Paris.