Playing with Infrared Images


You must have guessed that there would be more posts on this, especially as I learn more about what I’m doing. I’ve been doing more research and playing in Photoshop to see what I can do. Part of the reason I chose the filter for the sensor that I did, was that I was meant to be able to get some colour into the images. As it turns out, it hasn’t been as easy as I thought. I have spent all afternoon on the computer trying to see what I could find out.

I was in a park this morning trying out the infrared camera, so when I got home I played around with the images to see what I could do to them. I am having so much fun trying it out. I can’t wait to take it to Tasmania with me.

Here are three images for you to see.

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  1. Very interesting, Leanne. But I don’t know if this genre is near as good as your normal work. But like keep at it. Always fun to try new things.

    1. I guess time will tell, I still have a lot to learn and have a lot of experimenting to do, so I guess time will tell. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens. Thank you Don.

  2. Beautifully done, Leanne! I haven’t tried the filters in 2017 version yet. Which filter is this one?

    1. when you buy a DSLR the sensors have a filter over the top of them, I think they call it a high pass filter, so when you convert the camera, they take that filter off and put on a special one to use for infrared. Once it is done you can only use the camera for infrared photography.

  3. Hi, Leanne. Interesting to watch your progress on this. Of this set, I think I like the pure B&W version (“old tree” horizontal format) the best. Looking forward to seeing more.

    1. Thank you Robin, it is really interesting, I’m loving experimenting to see what I can do with it, I don’t know that it will become my main focus, but right now, it is something new.

  4. I really love these and it adds another dimension to your already slow shutter work. In the IGPOTY competition the other year, a winner was a female photographer who did a portfolio on trees in infrared. It really brought out the characters of the trees and their textures and structure. She also used a special processing paper – all very technical but lovely finish. Its an aspect I am interested in looking at for floral photo work.

    1. Thank you Judy, I’m happy to hear that. I think so too, can’t wait to explore more. Do you remember who the woman was? It all sounds very interesting, I hadn’t thought of printing, good point. I have been trying to do some macro with it, but it doesn’t work, because nothing really stands out, unfortunately.

  5. These are absolutely stunning Leanne… you have inspired me to look into infrared… liz

    1. Thank you Solaner, it is getting more interesting.
      I ended up getting the 720nm one, which allows more colour apparently.

    2. yes, that was in my plans. I started with a camera with a weak filter to see what I get as a starting point without spending much money (and I still won’t spend so much money in such an old camera)

    3. I am really glad I did it, the camera was just sitting on the shelf doing nothing, so now it is getting a new leash on life and I’m really enjoying it.

    4. šŸ™‚
      but mine ist from 2004. Current value is about 40ā‚¬ (~60 AUD). How long will the shutter live?

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