Wordy Wednesday #154 “Infrared Portrait of a Muse”

As I’ve mentioned here several times, there are no “official” subjects for digital IR photography; Please read Best Subjects for Infrared Photography.’  Some artists profiled in my out-of-print (but available used) book, “The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography,” like to shoot people in IR so instead of a humorous post today (see Mirrorless Photo Tips for a funny one) it’s an infrared portrait my former muse—Tia Stoneman.


A muse is defined as a “woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.” For many years Tia was that for me and you’ve seen her photographs here many times but she retired from modeling to concentrate on raising her two children. (If you know of any models or aspiring models or just women who would like to become a muse, have them Contact me.)

The above image is how some infrared images look coming right off the chip (with a few minor tweaks) so not all IR images have a magenta cast, sometimes they look blue. To see what it looks like as I traditional black & white infrared image, I processed the below photograph in Silver Efex Pro. Which one do you like best? I can’t make up my mind.


Here’s a special offer for this blog’s readers: If you want to save money when converting your camera to infrared, use the coupon code “MarkToalIR” at LifePixel.

IR.bookMy book,The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography,is out-of-print but used copies are available from Amazon at affordable prices. Creative Digital Monochrome Effects has a chapter on IR photography and is available from Amazon with new copies under $6 and used copies at a giveaway—less than a buck— price.

Author: Joe Farace

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