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Offline jinky

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Infra red photography
« on: April 07, 2013, 02:21:47 PM »
As I said in agreeing with H my mojo has gone recently in doing shots for myself. In a Facebook selling group someone asked about buying a compact converted to infra red work and I remembered my unused Sony F717 bridge camera. Pretty standard fare some 12 years old , 5mp images with a twisting lens to shoot over heads that looked really odd in it`s time. Gave me good service as my first digital camera but best feature is it`s night shooting / framing mode. Left to itself you can shoot in the dark and get those trademark green night vision shots hand held. Slap on an infra red filter and around ND 12 of other stuff to limit the light coming in and you get real infra red results. Loads of ways to process them and I am having fun playing with Nik effects colour filters after doing the basic editing. Not the right time yet - need lots more greenery around and bright sunlight and blue skies but thinking I`ll be doing some more and may even do some wedding shots with it at first suitable wedding for something different.








Just looking and cannot believe they were hand held at 1/40th second with all that darkened glass on the lens. Tripod with me next time for best results - just playing today



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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 09:05:31 AM »
Nice shots Jinky. I'm a great fan of I/R from way back in my film days when you never really knew what you had got until you developed the film and no matter how hard you tried to replicate the procedure it was always slightly different every time.

I have a Sony A100, my first DSLR, converted to I/R which makes taking shots in the medium almost a piece of cake. Since I/R depends on sunshine, the anlge of the sun and the amount of greenery that is present, I've found it vital that the WB setting is compliant with the prevailing conditions. This I do on the A100 by setting it to manual and shooting a patch of sunlit grass.

I/R has that sometimes eery look  and can transform any mundane scene into something that becomes quite acceptable as an image. The beauty of digital I/R is that you can manipulate the image even further to your requirements. Like any new 'gadget or gizmo' it becomes quite addictive in the early stages and ypu find yourself shooting nothing but I/R for a few weeks!


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Not too sure of the effects on portraits, I haven't really tried it. Something for the future perhaps :-\

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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 10:19:56 AM »
Don't think I can do it with my Sony bridge. Do like the results though. They could be illustrations for a fairy tale book.
Alan's for the more macabre stories, Jinky's for the 'sweeter' ones.
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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 08:36:25 AM »
Ah, IR! Do enjoy it and one of the fringe benefits of the Sigma SD10 is that removal of the dustscreen in front of the sensor (1 x small screw) turns the camera into IR sensitive, so IR+visible. Slap on an R72 filter and that stops the visible - but still allows AF

First shot's IR + visible, second's just IR. I really should get out more with the camera - usual excuses of lack of time, etc!  ::)
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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 08:48:01 AM »
I love the effect that IR gives. It's one of things I aim to have ago at soon. Need to do some reading up on it.
Great photos above. Good work.
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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 03:43:32 PM »
Apparently the sensor in my Fuji is quite good for IR, I'll have to try.  :)
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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 09:57:16 PM »
hi all I would love to get in to ir but not really sure where to start I have not long replaced my canon 350d
with an 1100d there is nothing wrong with the 350d I changed it because when I lost my left hand I needed
a camera with all the controls on the right hand side to make it more controlable, I still use the 350 but was thinking what it would cost to convert it to ir does anyone no if it would be possiable.

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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 10:58:30 AM »
hi all I would love to get in to ir but not really sure where to start I have not long replaced my canon 350d
with an 1100d there is nothing wrong with the 350d I changed it because when I lost my left hand I needed
a camera with all the controls on the right hand side to make it more controlable, I still use the 350 but was thinking what it would cost to convert it to ir does anyone no if it would be possiable.

Geoff

I had my Canon 10D converted by Advance Camera Services Norfolk. http://www.advancedcameraservices.co.uk/html/ir.html

Was extremely pleased with their service.




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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 08:14:37 PM »
I love IR and thats a great example there Harry.
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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 08:47:08 PM »
Thanks for the link I will get in touch with them for a quote in saying that I'm glad I still
have my 350 as the 1100 has developed a problem and has gone back to canon.
the above pic is pretty amazing.  good stuff   

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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 10:43:26 PM »
Thanks for the link I will get in touch with them for a quote in saying that I'm glad I still
have my 350 as the 1100 has developed a problem and has gone back to canon.
the above pic is pretty amazing.  good stuff

Hope it's not like my D3 which cost £589 to repair!  :'(

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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2013, 07:27:22 AM »
Whilst the majority of I/R are quite crisp and clear in their presentation, which to some extent gives them their interest and impact, I've found that by tweeking the 'Clarity' button in Lightroom they can be given an added dimension of 'mystery'.

May not be to everyone's taste but another slant on the presentation.


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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2013, 07:46:09 AM »
Those are certainly to my taste! Especially the first shot.
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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2013, 09:34:48 AM »
Inspiring work Alan, thank you for sharing.  :tup:
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Re: Infra red photography
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2013, 08:25:01 PM »
My first DSLR was a used KM 5D. When I bought my Nikon I sent it off to some %*^&(** in the U.S. to be converted. Along with a cheque for $350. Never saw the camera again. The ()&(&(*(_ was quite chatty email wise until he had my money and never returned an email after that. Tried to get his local Better Business Bureau on him. He ignored them as well. If I ever visit Utah I might just look him up. Thanks to Street View I know what his place looks like.  >:(
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