Sorry I haven't been posting any photo's the past couple of months. I haven't been feeling very good, so I haven't been out much. However, I managed to go down to Miami this past weekend so the wife could see a Miami Heat game before the regular season was over. I brought along my Infrared converted Canon 20D hoping to get some shots of downtown, unfortunately with the short time frame I had to shoot the weather didn't cooperate. I was able to get this shot from our hotel room just as we were leaving. [caption id="attachment_501" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="IR Converted Canon 20D, processed w/ Lightroom 3 and onOne Focal Point"][/caption]
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) ;-).
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.
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.
Until the next post...