My first IR picture...

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  1. cosmonaut

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    I love some of the IR pictures I have seen on here. I am very interested in a how to. All I have is a polarizer. What kind of filter works best? But is this one even close? I call this one, Global Warming....
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    WTF? what kind of filter did you use?
     
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    A polarizer is all I have...
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    Hi cosmo, for IR photography you need to use an IR filter (the Hoya R72 is a popular choice).... any other type of filter or photoshop effect cannot reproduce the effect of Infra red. I quite like the image you've created here tho, interesting effect :thumbup:
     
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    I like the color effect and your angle...and this photo tells me a story, one I would title "Cause and Effect"...just my imagination at work...I like it!!!! :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Arch, I truley enjoy your work, I will look into the filter. You have amazing technique. Maybe a book is in order. Is it just the filter and PS or are there camera adjustments? I still shot film so filters would be my only options for now.
    Thanks Mike, It wasn't my original intentions it just came out looking this way. I kind of liked the hell fire looking sky.
    The clouds were moving fairly fast if I had my good camera I would have tried a tripod and a filter to give me a long exposure. I shot this with my new rangefinder and the glass is almost to fast for even this. I hope you don't mind me borrowing your idea for a title, I like it...
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    umm i'v not done much IR work with film... but i think all you need is the right film.... and a red filter... like the wratten 87... or one less dense... theres quite a lot of info on it through google about film IR photog... just do a quick search and should find all the info you need ;)
     
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    Thanks again Arch...
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    Not at all, I am flattered!!!
     
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    shooting film you will reqire Kodak IR film and a filter, the film needs to be loaded in the dark too, depending on your camera there may or may not be a setting on the lens for ir photography.
     
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    Thanks Flash I think it's hard to get developed as well...
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    I only used it one time during college and can't remember if we processed ourselves or outside, I wasn't really attracted to it that much, I also remember some BW we did of each other which made your eyes look like a dead fishes, not at all alluring.

    Also, the best time for IR is springtime, new growth in plantlife stands out exceptionally well.
     

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