My first (bad) IR photos

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  1. Romsius

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    My new IR filter came in today so I quickly ran outside to try it. I didnt travel anywhere and just too some pictures around the front and back. My tripod was lent out so the composition on all of these is HORRIBLE as I just found stuff to set my camera on for the 5-10 second exposures. These are in the order I took them, so the first one is my first ever IR, which explains the dreadful composition caused by my anxiousness to take it. I tried on the rest of them to get a semi-good comp but it is hard to without a tripod. Next time I edit them I will definetly bump up the brightness. I just noticed how dark they are. Oh, these are from an unmodified E500

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    I want one now!!! Looks like a lot of fun!!!
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    They look underexposed to me... try 20-30 seconds next time... And shoot wide open IR doesn't focus the same as visible light - DOF isn't the same.

    This is a bad example (I missed the focus), but it should give you an idea what exposure should look like:

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    This is 'color' - all I did was correct the WB.

    Your pictures look to be at least 2 stops underexposed... Full sunlight will help too. IR doesn't behave the same way as visible light...

    Here is another example where I got the focus right, but the composition is all kinds of wrong...

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    Bought a IR filter, thinks it's hoya 72? Can't figure out how to edit them in elements, any suggestions?
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    All you should really have to do is fix the white balance, then whatever you normally do. Some people like to convert IR to greyscale...
     
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    so this what mine look like sooc with the filter on. If anyone wants to have a go id like to see what u come up with.


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    whoa! Cool. Does IR stand for infrared? (sorry, noob question :) )
     
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    very cool. where did you order the lens from and how much was it?
     
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    correct.

    And mine is just a filter, you can get a body to be converted to IR but then its like that forever so you deff need to have an extra body, the filter cost me like $130-150. sounded great with the pics ive seen but a little dissapointed since i cant figure out how to edit them. hoping someone here will help me out.
     
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    Is that a GTO in your picture? lol
     
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    Here is my go at it

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