The Infrared Image Thread

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by edmsnap, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I've seen a few threads about infrared, but not a dedicated thread just for infrared images. There must be other people that enjoy shooting outside the visible spectrum... feel free to chime in! :smile:

    With my (unmodified) E-M5 and a Canon nFD 24mm F/2.0 lens:

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  2. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    I'm seriously considering getting my GX1 converted after my next camera purchase/upgrade, do you think it's worth trying an on-lens filter first?
     
  3. Baimei

    Baimei Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Its so much easier to shoot IR with a converted body. If you just put an IR filter on, you lose a large amount of light. With a converted camera, its just like normal shooting, except you have IR, because shutter speeds are not slowed down to compensate for light loss. I send mine to Lifepixel for conversion.
     
  4. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I guess it all depends on how many cameras you can afford to have, haha. Myself, I prefer to bankrupt myself on lenses. I'd be interested in someday trying a modified camera, but for now I just can't justify buying a new camera and spending even more to have it modified just so that I can take IR photos that I can already take with my regular setup.
     
  5. danimal

    danimal Mu-43 Supporter

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    Dec 31, 2012
    Oakland, California
    Dan
    Agreed. This is a hobby for me so I’m only at one camera for now. I just got an IR filter this week. I'll post some shots when I have more than tests.
     
  6. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Tons of sunshine today... thought that I'd head out and snap a few more :cool:

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  7. I bought a Panny G1 and the 14-45 and 45-200 lens when they first came out. Although I enjoyed the size and features of the G1, I was never really happy with the IQ(noise) of the files. So I switched to the Fuji X system and planned on selling the M43 outfit. No luck. I couldn't find a buyer that would offer more than a $100 for the body so I decided to have it converted to IR. That was four months ago and since then, I have hardly used my Fuji's. I've fallen in love with infrared photography! What a unique look at the world. Here are some color and black and white examples.

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  8. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    ^^
    Very nice! What IR filter did you have installed?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
     
  9. I had the G1 converted to 590nm. I wanted to be able to get the most color but still get good B&W images.
     
  10. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Very nice thread!
     
  11. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Just posted this on Flicker, filter Hoya 72R on unconverted G5 with 9-18 at 12.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/9660058035/" title="IR Reflection by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 9660058035_fe9e871cf3_b. "1024" height="576" alt="IR Reflection"></a>
     

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  12. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    A few from a new winery in Maryland

    E-P2 with Oly 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6

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  13. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    I would be interested and I'm sure other too to see your workflow, especially the PP to get all these colors. Thank you.
     
  14. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Thanks Nam, for helping me realize a serious typo and I'll continue describing the workflow of the images I posted (assuming mine are the ones you are referring to).

    First of all the typo was the camera and lens I was using. I used both my OM-D E-M5 and my converted E-P2 that day, but labeled these wrong. I've fixed the post to correctly reflect the Oly E-P2 and the kit lens 14-42 f/3.5-5.6. This E-P2 is converted to IR by Precision Camera and has a 655nm filter installed.

    Now for the workflow:
    The color images (the last three) were channel swapped using PC/CS6, then run through the Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 (single image mode) for HDR impact. I think in most cases I used preset #3 (Deep 1), and adjusted the structure and saturation sliders to my taste. The first image is converted to black and white as a last step in the HDR Efex Pro 2 using the black and white (artistic) preset, and yes I ran it through that Nik filter twice.

    I hope that helps,
     
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  15. danimal

    danimal Mu-43 Supporter

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    Dec 31, 2012
    Oakland, California
    Dan
    I don't have anything quite as beautiful as slothead's converted camera, just an E-M5 with an Opteka R72 filter. I did some false color with a couple of the shots. All shot with the Sigma 19mm, handheld and breezy.

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    Buddah Infrared False Color by Señor Danimal, on Flickr

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    Buddah Infrared Black &amp; White by Señor Danimal, on Flickr

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    Spanish Dagger infrared false color by Señor Danimal, on Flickr

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    Spanish Dagger infrared false color by Señor Danimal, on Flickr

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    Shed and trees infrared black and white by Señor Danimal, on Flickr

    It's definitely going to be a learning experience to get good shots with slower shutter speeds. Fun though!
     

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  16. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    On the other side of the pond - The fisherman

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/9679884310/" title="The Fisherman by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 9679884310_d9ea1a72a5_b. "1024" height="768" alt="The Fisherman"></a>
     
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  17. colorspace

    colorspace New to Mu-43

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    Sep 4, 2013
    Virginia
    Haven't played too much with "false" color IR, and am actually more attracted to shooting in B&W... especially as wide panoramas.

    These three were shot using a full-spectrum modified Lumix G3 and 850mm filters:

    The first two with a Nikon 28mm Ais lens (one through a nasty plastic airliner window) and stitched from 3-4 images:

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    This one with a Panasonic 20mm f1.7 -- also stitched from a few photos:

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  18. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    The pond - This photo was processed in NIK Color Effex and Lightroom

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehudlavon/9676655541/" title="The pond by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 9676655541_0274a4048a_b. "1024" height="770" alt="The pond"></a>
     

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  19. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
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  20. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    ^^ Great shot