Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

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Martin.au
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Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5
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Just a few snapshots with the R720 filter.

Not quite sure yet what I want to do with IR images in post.

Pretty happy about how easy they are to capture though.

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Re: Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

Weird stuff is infrared.  

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Re: Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

Personally I'd edit them for monochrome, or inverse the colour channels for faux colour. You've got some good detail and no hotspots so you've done well. Can I ask what lens you used please?

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Re: Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

slimandy wrote:

Personally I'd edit them for monochrome, or inverse the colour channels for faux colour. You've got some good detail and no hotspots so you've done well. Can I ask what lens you used please?

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E-M5, 12-50, R72 filter, handheld using a custom white balance (just grabbed WB from some whitish looking concrete).

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JeanPierre Martel Senior Member • Posts: 2,888
Re: Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

Mjankor wrote:

Just a few snapshots with the R720 filter.

Not quite sure yet what I want to do with IR images in post.

© 2013 -- Mjankor

If you look at the histogram, about all IR photos have a curve that doesn't extend fully to each side: black is dark grey and white is pale grey.

It's certainly a question of taste but stretching that curve, adding contrast and even accept to lose some very dark greys (as they become black), adds drama.

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slimandy Forum Pro • Posts: 16,660
Re: Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

Mjankor wrote:

slimandy wrote:

Personally I'd edit them for monochrome, or inverse the colour channels for faux colour. You've got some good detail and no hotspots so you've done well. Can I ask what lens you used please?

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E-M5, 12-50, R72 filter, handheld using a custom white balance (just grabbed WB from some whitish looking concrete).

Thanks for that. Unfortunately I sold one of those without trying it for IR first. D'oh!

I ususally take WB from bright green grass, but I'd be happy with your results.

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Martin.au
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Re: Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

JeanPierre Martel wrote:

Mjankor wrote:

Just a few snapshots with the R720 filter.

Not quite sure yet what I want to do with IR images in post.

© 2013 -- Mjankor

If you look at the histogram, about all IR photos have a curve that doesn't extend fully to each side: black is dark grey and white is pale grey.

It's certainly a question of taste but stretching that curve, adding contrast and even accept to lose some very dark greys (as they become black), adds drama.

Cheers. That looks pretty cool.

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Re: No hotspot?

slimandy wrote:

Personally I'd edit them for monochrome, or inverse the colour channels for faux colour. You've got some good detail and no hotspots so you've done well. Can I ask what lens you used please?

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I agree that the overall detail is pretty good, but I think there is a hotspot. Take a look at this false-color version - it has the typical red shift and lower contrast in the center.

And after a quick attempt to remove it.

I shoot a lot of IR using a Panasonic 7-14mm which definitely has a hotspot, but I normally manage to eliminate it in PP so it's not the end of the world. Well worth persevering!

JeanPierre Martel Senior Member • Posts: 2,888
Re: Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

Mjankor wrote:

Cheers. That looks pretty cool.

LOL ! Yet, you did it (I've just improved it a little bit).  

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Scott Whittemore
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Re: Some infrared shenanigans - R720 and E-M5

slimandy wrote:

Personally I'd edit them for monochrome, or inverse the colour channels for faux colour. You've got some good detail and no hotspots so you've done well. Can I ask what lens you used please?

I agree. The cyan cast in the foliage doesn't appeal to me. Otherwise, they're quite nice, especially the third one.

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Scott Whittemore
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Nice tweak.

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