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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:29 PM

IR photography

I had an older Nikon D80 camera sitting on my back shelf ever since I upgraded to a D90.
As a camera body it's not worth that much anymore so I decided to modify it to a full spectrum camera by removing the IR cut filter in front of the sensor.
I then bought a 720nm IR pass filter and screwed it on my lens to take some infrared photographs.
Here are a few test pictures (note, I have to replace the missing IR cut filter with a clear piece of glass to restore the proper focal point - I haven't done that yet so the focus is off a bit).
I think I can have some fun with this...





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Spitfire Sep 12 OP
Scary Red Sep 12 #1
Boadicea Sep 12 #2
Spitfire Sep 12 #3
mrwordsworth Sep 12 #4
Daves Not Here Man Sep 12 #5
Magoo Sep 13 #6
Currentsitguy Sep 14 #7

Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:03 PM

1. You sure can! Remember IR film? It was invented for technical uses, but...

"artistes" got their hands on it and played around with it. Interesting, but little of real note. And hardly anyone could figure out what to do with Ektachrome IR.

I really like the unified, yet unworldy, feel of the muted colors here. This link gives a pile of IR images that are mostly cartoonish, exaggerated, and oversaturated silliness. A few of them have a similar feel to yours, but not many.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=infrared+ektachrome&t=opera&iax=1&ia=images

Keep up the good work.

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:39 PM

2. OMG These are gorgeous!

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 10:16 PM

3. Thanks

But I'm just learning..
I'm finding out that it is pretty much all about the post processing.

Here is an IR pic as it comes straight from my camera with no post processing.


Now it takes it some time post processing it to turn it into something like this - although the colors are all up to whoever is doing the processing (this was just a quick red/blue channel swap)...


IR pics do look "other worldly"....

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:22 PM

4. Very cool!

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:23 PM

5. Very nice!

Ever consider posting some of these on Reddit? They have some great subs for these to be appreciated in.

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 03:53 PM

6. Nicely done!

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Response to Spitfire (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:42 PM

7. Fantastic!!!

I'd love to play with this but there is no way in hell I'm tearing my D7000 apart!

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