IR photo George Washington Masonic Memorial from King St. Metro Station
October 8, 2009
Camera : Sony DSC-V1 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital Camera
Nightshot : Enabled to remove the IR blocking filter
IR Filter : 52mm, 950nm IR Filter
Lens Filter Tube : 52mm
Focal Length : 72mm
ISO : 200
Exposure : 1/20sec. at f/2.8
Taken on a Cloudy/Overcast day, not much sunlight
If you are interested in getting into IR Photography you will need a IR Filter like these:
- Opteka HD² 52mm R72 720nm Infrared X-Ray IR Filter or Hoya 52mm RM-72 Infrared Filter
- And an IR capable camera like the Sony DSC-V1 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical Zoom
Here is a good site to get some information on how to use the Sony DSC-V1 Cyber-shot 5MP Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical Zoom for infrared photography.
Other info :
Digital Darkroom Apps:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 for photo management and processing. I needed to adjust the Highlights and the Temp settings a little bit, I didn’t adjust the exposure and the brightness. For each of this photos, the Highlights runs between +25 to +55 and the Temp is between -5 to -10 to give it a cool feeling, you can play around and adjust it to +5 to +20 to give your photo a warm feeling. It depends on how you like it, there are times when the cool feeling is need and there are times when you need to warm things up a little bit.
I found this book to be a great resource for infrared photography.
David Buschs Digital Infrared Pro Secrets By David D. Busch
Infrared photography can provide unique and flattering portraits, eye-catching close-ups of flowers, travel photographs unlike any you’ve ever seen before, and, if you know a few tricks, a new perspective on sports photography. You may have seen infrared photos without even being aware that they are infrared images! This full-color, hands-on book includes numerous do-it-yourself tutorials that show you how to convert your existing camera for IR use. You’ll learn how to take infrared photos with both snapshot cameras and digital SLRs using a full range of shutter speeds and lens openings. You don’t need a costly IR filter – you’ll learn how to make your own! You’ll be amazed to learn that many cameras, including dSLRs and consumer cameras like Canon PowerShot and Nikon CoolPix models, can be converted to shoot infrared photos full-time. Digital Infrared Pro Secrets will help you blow the lid off of IR photography!
Here is a great book to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Written in concert with Adobe’s development of the Photoshop Lightroom 2 Beta, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers – by #1 bestselling computer and technology author, Scott Kelby – is the most complete and concise Lightroom “how-to” book for digital photographers of all skill levels.
In The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers, Scott walks readers through the basics of Lightroom use, leading them to a brilliantly devised and super efficient digital photography workflow that dramatically improves productivity and allows photographers to spend less time processing photos and more time shooting them.