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Ian
11th May 2011, 04:50 PM
http://dpnow.com/images2/7993/ir_colour2.jpg

My rather overdue article that introduces the reader to the delights (hopefully) of infra red photgraphy is now up over at Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com). You can find it here:

http://dpnow.com/7993.html

Hope you like it - feedback very welcome!

And our IR converted E-PL1 (which took all the photos for the article) with kit lens is now officially available for hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire), costing 49 for a minimum three day period, including VAT, and for 15 per day after that. Remember, we only have the one camera, so get your booking in asap if you don't want to be disappointed!

On top of that, there is a DPNow post processing challenge you may be interested in - see:

http://dpnow.com/7991.html

Ian

stevednp3
11th May 2011, 05:26 PM
Very interesting, thanks ian *chr

i have been trying to get that surreal look with a 850n filter but cant get it even with applying the same techniques you have described here. do you think this is only possible with a proper ir converted camera ?

Ian
11th May 2011, 08:30 PM
Very interesting, thanks ian *chr

i have been trying to get that surreal look with a 850n filter but cant get it even with applying the same techniques you have described here. do you think this is only possible with a proper ir converted camera ?

850nm blocks all visible light so you are essentially getting just a monotone image, so no good for false colour, but should be really easy to get some cool looking black and white images. Can you show us some examples?

Ian

Zuiko
11th May 2011, 08:51 PM
A very thorough and helpful article, Ian, thank you. :)

stevednp3
11th May 2011, 10:21 PM
850nm blocks all visible light so you are essentially getting just a monotone image, so no good for false colour, but should be really easy to get some cool looking black and white images. Can you show us some examples?

Ian

Thanks Ian, to be honest all my efforts so far has been awful, i find i have to take very long exposoures 50+ sec to get any light coming through. do you think i'd be better off getting a 720n filter ? *chr

Ian
11th May 2011, 10:39 PM
Thanks Ian, to be honest all my efforts so far has been awful, i find i have to take very long exposoures 50+ sec to get any light coming through. do you think i'd be better off getting a 720n filter ? *chr

The 720nm filter lets more light in so I guess the exposures should be shorter, and there is more prospect of doing false colour shots. You could even go for a shorter wavelength limit for more creative false colour work. Someone else on here had a link to an eBay seller offering a kit of four filters at different wavelengths for nearly all uses for only 24.

Or you could hire the converted E-PL1 we're offering :D LOL

Ian

stevednp3
11th May 2011, 10:58 PM
The 720nm filter lets more light in so I guess the exposures should be shorter, and there is more prospect of doing false colour shots. You could even go for a shorter wavelength limit for more creative false colour work. Someone else on here had a link to an eBay seller offering a kit of four filters at different wavelengths for nearly all uses for only 24.

Or you could hire the converted E-PL1 we're offering :D LOL

Ian

Thanks ian thats great ill get a set and then give that a go and hopefully post back with some shots soon :) thanks for the advice.

ha ha if i rent that im goner wanna buy or get one converted :o

Ian
12th May 2011, 09:34 AM
Anyone here up for the DPNow Photo Fix Challenge - process your choice of (provided) IR photos, see:

http://dpnow.com/7991.html

Ian