B&W Infrared HDR

As I talked about in my last post, I've been experimenting with Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro.  Today I used it with some images taken with my IR converted Canon 20D.  When using the 20D I'll use AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) anyways, usually +1/-1 stop, because you're never quite sure what will come out when shooting in IR.  I ready like the way it brought out the texture in these high puffy clouds and IR is somewhat surreal to begin with (just not too much) ;-).

B&W Infrared, Part 1

Ever since I shot my first roll of B&W IR film many years ago, I’ve been hooked on it. I just love the look, with its soft white foliage, deep black skies and creamy skin on people. Even though the film was unpredictable and difficult to handle, I shot many rolls over the years. Because of those difficulties and the inability to process the film myself any more, I haven’t shot IR for quite some time.

Kodak High Speed B&W Infrared Film

I’ve tried over the years using many different faux techniques, but it was never quite the same. Although I still got some cool looking photos, I recently took the plunge and converted my old Canon 20D into a IR-only camera. With that, I thought I would dedicate a category just for Digital IR and talk about my experiences and some of the challenges I've already gone through.

Faux B&W Infrared using Photoshop


Until the next post...