U.S. Capitol Building in Infrared
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.
Digital Infrared Photography (Photo Workshop)
“Digital Infrared Photography,” an all new guide that illustrates and explores the enchantingly beautiful world of infrared images.
By simply adding a filter to the camera lens, or using a converted camera, digital photographers can capture infrared (IR) images featuring expressive skies, dramatic clouds, and intriguing white foliage. Illustrated with hundreds of striking IR images taken from around the world, this unique guide shows photographers how to get started and get creative with IR. Each chapter covers IR basics as well as imaginative techniques that produce eye-catching images. Subjects such as long exposures, multiple exposures, and image enhancement with hand coloring, mirroring, toning, and layering as well as HDR, Photomerge, and other creative Photoshop techniques are illustrated and explained in easily understood detail. The book also includes an inspirational gallery showcasing IR work from top photographers such as Kathleen Carr, Joe Farace, and Lewis Kemper, and engages the reader with interactive online end-of-chapter assignments.
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.