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Sometimes simple operations can produce very interesting images. Key to success is an image whose elements are strong, but whose color or tint might not be. I nearly discarded the image seen above, because it looked murky and the forms weren’t all that obvious with the out-of-the-camera JPEG. I’m glad I gave it a chance, because the result is striking.
The creative process
What follows are the steps I used to create the final image. It was more an issue of experimentation than anything particularly complicated; infrared images often hide “goodies” that a little probing can bring out as discussed on the various workflow pages: inverting and swapping color grayscale conversion, etc.
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Diglloyd Infrared Photography covers cameras and lenses for infrared photography.
The coverage explains all the issues involved in shooting for monochrome and in infrared. It is not a review of any particular camera or lens, though many examples are included.
- Monochrome vs color cameras.
- Post processing for monochrome.
- 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.
View an overview of infrared as well as filter spectral transmission plus examples from an optimal lens.
Original JPEG, after Auto Levels adjustment