Digital Infrared Photography Project 2011
Todays post is inspired by two blogs, an article in a magazine and a Color Efex Pro Filter.
To start with the blogs: Adrian Lewis´s post today about his three Rules of photography really jell with me, the last rule especially, you´ll find it at:eccentric99.wordpress.com -definitely worth a read if your into photography!
The second is letsinspireme.wordpress.com-some really great examples of Infrared photography (filters).
The third is Digital Photographer´s magazine (love it) article on Infrared Photography: issue 108.
It has a great article on how to convert an old or unused digital camera to take infrared photo´s, (that´s a one way street and there´s no going back, according to this article, once converted you can´t convert it back), I sold my 400D a while back to finance lenses and equipment, so the only alternative for me is using the software.
Which brings me to the fourth level of inspiration: Color Efex Pro´s Infrared Camera Filter, it does a good job of it but i´m a little bit disappointed with the end effect in relation too sharpness Etc. The original was beautifully sharp,crisp and clear but after running it thru Color Efex Pro it lost something on the way, I don´t think it´s me (but I can´t be sure) maybe it needs a dedicated plugin like Tiffen´s Dfx (www.tiffen.com).
This is a new style of photography for me, so it´s probably worth Googling IR Photography for those might be interested in seeing great examples.
This image originally was: Canon EOS 50D, f/25, 1/25 sec, ISO 100.