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Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.—Edgar Degas
And yet infrared is difficult when you don’t know how and easy when you do.
I began dabbling in infrared with my Nikon D1x around 2002, first trying unexposed film as a crude infrared filter, quickly rejecting that approach, then moving on to a B+W 092 filter.
Unknowns and frustrations abounded, such as correct exposure, white balance, out-of-focus results, long exposure times, and the best way to process RAW images. Later, I experienced the same issues with the Nikon D2h and Nikon D70. I saw the potential, but the process was neither easy nor satisfying, and I rarely obtained satisfactory results. It seemed very challenging, with not much to show for it!
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Diglloyd Infrared Photography covers cameras and lenses for infrared photography.
The coverage explains all the issues involved in shooting in infrared, which do not change. It is not a review of any particular camera or lens, though many examples are included.
- Guidance on workflow for infrared, including black and white and channel swapping for false-color images.
- How infrared renders, and why certain spectral cutoffs matter: false color vs black and white.
- Image quality issues to be on the lookout for in infrared.
- Numerous lens evaluations in infrared.