1st IR photos – what a disaster!

Thought I’d try my hand at IR today. It didnt go so well. I got some good tips and comments from my friends on twitter though so its all a learning curve!

Heres my 1st stab at editing:

After speaking with some people (@ Scott_Wood, @ gallarotti, @IlanBr) on twitter I followed this tutorial

Heres the re-edited version:

The trees arnt white (as you see in many IR photos) because I didnt know I had to manual white balance on grass first! I shall try that next time.

You can find other attempts here: http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/ir

As you see its very mark looking. To see what a lovely sunny day it was (and the sorts of colours I should have been shooting with HDR instead of IR) check out Mikes photos from the same walk!

http://www.pbase.com/michaeL_toye/london EDIT Mike has cancelled his pbase so this gallery link may no longer work.


Inspiration (almost) Monday – Gid Ferrer

Talk about inspiration, this guy made me spend money on new kit to try out! I always thought that infrared photos were kind of cool and kooky (kind of like fisheye lenses on land) but you had to have a special film on your chip or something. Now I find out that you can get a filter for the front of your lenses and the whole technique is blown wide open. To top it all off it turns out in the right hands IR images can be magical not just kooky. Please do check out this mans Flickr account as there are many beautify images…

All these images are copyright Gid Ferrer:

Flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gidferrer/