For a different look at color photography, try these shooting and processing tips using infrared digital capture
Text & Photography by Russell Hart
Cranes Feeding At Sunset, Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge The light was pretty warm already when I photographed these cranes eating the corn that’s fed to them in winter at New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Infrared turned the sky yellowish-orange, and that color is reﬂected in the marshy pools of the Rio Grande Valley. I took the photograph handheld, braced on the top of my car, with a Nikon 70-200mm ƒ/4 and 1.4x teleconverter. The lens was zoomed all the way in, giving me an effective focal length of 280mm that helped create the picture’s ﬂat, “compressed” appearance. I kept the shutter speed high enough (1/250 sec.) to reasonably freeze the redwinged blackbirds ﬂying in front of the mountains and stopped down to ƒ/13 to make sure everything was sharp from front to back.
The trees on the mountains, and, to a lesser extent, the brush surrounding the water, have the typical blue-green (cyan) color that digital infrared capture renders foliage. It was a little too blue for my taste, so I altered it in Photoshop to make it greener and therefore natural, though I didn’t take it all the way. Instead of using saturation sliders to do this, I went into the Selective Color control, increasing the yellow in the image’s blues and reducing magenta in the image’s greens, among a few other adjustments. Selective Color isn’t a control typically used much by photographers but is one I’ve found useful for subtle tweaking of color with infrared.
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“I am so excited to be able to write this book and share with you what I have learned about digital IR photography. Infrared photography is easily attainable by the novice and professional alike. Why? Because it’s digital! We have transcended film photography and now have the wonderful opportunity to be able to photograph digitally. No darkrooms, no chemicals, no worries about light leaking in and ruining precious film. We are free to experiment over and over; the learning curve is much less steep. We can truly be artists and are limited only by our imaginations.”
Infrared light offers photographers another artistic avenue to explore. You don’t need years of experience or expensive equipment. Just grab an IR filter or a converted digital camera, and you’re ready to enter the fascinating world of infrared photography. The unique effects you can create with IR photography are limited only by your imagination. In these pages, you’ll discover the practical information about file formats and composition as well as plenty of creative inspiration.
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Digital Infrared Photography by Deborah Sandidge
Earlier this year I traveled to Jamaica with my infrared camera. I drove from Montego Bay to Blue Mountain where coffee and, most likely, a lot of Ganja grows. There was a bike tour down the Blue Mountain, so I jumped on and photographed the entire mountain on the way down. Here are some pictures of my trip.
by Shawn Angelski
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“I Rode A Bike Down The Blue Mountain In Jamaica And Took These Infrared Photos” by Shawn Angelski
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The night landscapes master is now exploring a new way with infrared without losing an inch of style.
“From the first moment I started in earnest with photography, night photography caught my attention powerfully. It was a very expressive technique. At night there is little light, the night is quite unknown to us … Nature looks different, there is a magic light, it is a different way of seeing things.”
John Kosmopoulos is a multiple award-winning photorapher based in Toronto who embodies an “eclectic aesthetic fine art” (EAFA) philosophy of photography. He specializes in black and white, infrared and “muted color metallics” photography.
Infrared filters are known for creating a weird, eerie mood in pictures, no matter what you’re capturing. That is why taking a filter like that to an already haunting-looking place like Chernobyl might make the scenery pictures you take look even more impressive. Photographer Vladimir Migutin did just that on his trip to the town in Ukraine that suffered the infamous nuclear disaster.
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from: Chernobyl Shot With Infrared Photography Looks More Haunting Than Ever (Interview)
Несколько лет назад я первый раз увидел инфракрасный снимок. И просто заболел инфракрасной болезнью.
Я практически перестал снимать в видимом диапазоне спектра, отдавая время изучению и опытам в фотосъемке в невидимой человеческим глазом реальности.
В данной подборке я хочу представить работы, которые появились благодаря специально сделанной камере и разным по спектру пропускания фильтрам.