Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Ohio, Jul 29, 2005.
...What do you use them for excactly?
Are they expensive? I am looking for an effect like this
that isnt infrared, that's a sunset with some enhancing in photoshop. an infrared picture looks more like this:
you can do it in color too, but it's not ultra saturated usually. it's more of a lightly colored bw photo almost.
that is problably done with warming filter or maybe a tabacco filter.
Well I went to the local photo store and there was picture kind of the like the one of the chrurch and tree except extremely red. I asked how they got that effect and the guy who shot it worked there and told me it got that effect with an infrared filter. That guy hates digitalizing stuff, he doesn't own a computer, but he know a lot about analog stuff and filters.
There is a kind of infrared filter that isn't just black and white...here's a link to a shot that's I really love done with an IR filter. http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/20665500/
Click the pic to enlarge it...
DigitalMatt has done some IR shots as well, and I believe he uses a Hoya RM-72
That is one beautiful picture. Not what I was looking for, but I certainly would like to obtain a filter like this!
There is an IR filter that does have a deep red cast to it. I saw it in the latest BH catalog. I will try to post the filter part number later today after I find it.
Im assuming there are many TPF members who are more than capable of explaining this but one i do know of is terri. She seems to spend a lot of time lurking in 'Alternative Techniques'.
She has a website at http://www.terrisprinkle.com/
Ive asked for advice on IR and she seems to know her stuff.
IR filters just block visible spectrum light, that's why they look black, and only allow IR light through. Thus exposing the sensor or IR film to IR light. Basically your taking a picture of a different spectrum analagous to taking an just a different place on the spectrum.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, binglemybongle. That was nice of you to say.
Ohio, I'd not take the guy you chatted with about this effect too literally....he told you he used "an infrared filter" but I'm pretty sure, judging by this image, what he meant was that he used the same filter he uses when shooting infrared - most likely a #25 red. He might have even stopped down to intensify it further.
I'm just tossing that out as food for thought. You say this guy knows his analog, filters, etc, and a lot of people think of the #25 or 29 as "infrared filters" - they're not so opaque that you can't meter TTL with them, which makes them pretty easy to use. You can get neat effects like this when using color filters over color film.
I have to agree with Terri 100% on this, one became she has a tons experience with B&W IR and secondly I have shoot dozen or so rolls of color IR film before and this is not the result that you would get with color or B&W IR
Take a look at my color IR page and them if you Google Kodak EIR to see more samples
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