Wordy Wednesday #211 “Infrared Portraits? ”


Infrared portraiture has become a relatively new and I’ve even tackled the subject myself here. I guess then it was only natural that it was time for Mark and I to be the subject of an infrared portrait and it’s presented here today for your approval.

Mary Farace made this portrait of Mark Toal and myself with Mark’s Lumix GX7 and Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 lens at 14mm. Exposure was 1/60 sec at f/5.6 and ISO 400. It was tweaked with the free Silver Efex Pro and Platinum tones in PhotoKit 2 and further tweaked in the free Color Efex Pro to get what you see above.

You can try infrared photography for yourself by having one of your old cameras that’s just sitting around gathering dust converted to IR-only operation. And by using the coupon code “farace” at LifePixel, You can save some processing time when having your camera converted to infrared by them.


My book The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography is currently out of print but you can get an affordable used copy or not-so-affordable new copies of the book from Amazon.com.

Author: Joe Farace

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