by David Burrows November. 21, 2006 4913 views

Using some of the new info i've learned about digital IR photography, I ventured out today in one of the sporadic spots of sunshine we've been treated to. The main thing I was doing wrong was not setting the white balance on my camera while the filter was attached.

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Duncan Grove 14 years, 10 months ago

really nice, and thankyou for sharing your method too :-)

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David Burrows 14 years, 10 months ago

I use a Hoya R72 IR filter which is thread mounted. I now that Cokin produce a slide IR filter but I'm unsure about gels. The R72 was £24 from eBay. Yeah, I've heard that about the D70 too, I hope to get a D80 in the future so hopefully it retains the IR capabilities of the D70.

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Ryan Pinto 14 years, 11 months ago

how expensive are those filters? do they come as gels or on a thread mount?

what's your camera also? i've read the D70 is king for near IR sensitivity.

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Sean 14 years, 11 months ago

I really like the neighborhood shot. It has a creepy kinda feel to it.

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David Burrows 14 years, 11 months ago

Cheers! You need an infrared filter for a digital camera or infrared film if you're using a film camera. If you're using digital, check web resources to find out if your camera can pick up infrared light (I use an Olympus C7070) A little bit of post processing in PS and hey presto.

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Michael Zhang 14 years, 11 months ago

Great set. How do you do that? Want to teach us? :)

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