Wordy Wednesday #224 “Stormy Weather: Infrared”

While you may not think you an shoot in digital infrared on a stormy day, this shot shows the results when you do. I’m not a scientist but I guess the deciduous trees have stored enough chlorophyll to reflect on this shot made with a Canon EOS 50D converted to infrared-only capture by Life Pixel. Lens was a Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens at 42mm. Exposure was 1/250 sec at f/10 and ISO 800.


I opened the RAW file in Adobe Photoshop, then used the free Silver Efex Pro and used the default preset—I typically suppress “grain” by moving the slider all the way to the left—the image was already a little noisy because of underexposure—and then tweaking Contrast, Brightness and Structure. Next I applied the Glamour Glow filter from the free Color Efex Pro and finished it off with the Platinum toning option in PixelGenius indespensible PhotoKit 2 —it does lots more than toning.

In my experience, I’ve found that LifePixel does a great job with IR conversions. You can get $50 OFF with Priority Processing Upgrade by using coupon code: farace-ir50. Don’t miss out on this soon to expire offer, order your conversion today!IR.book.cover

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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