how can I achieve this type of Infrared look


#1

I was looking at this website: http://www.emilprophotos.com/ir_bw.html which has some pretty neat effect…

Anyway, I was trying to figure out a way to achieve something similar with a regular color photo by playing with the color channels and the channel mixer… but I couldn’t even get close to the same result (the ultra white on the greens)… does anyone wants to give it a try???

thanks!
leo


#2

I wouldn’t use the channel mixer - maybe the channels themselves and use curves and levels along with hue/saturation. You could use the channels to make specific selections based on color and then go from there. Looking at the images it is obvious to me that they did a little more than just a simple filter.


#3

Here you go:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/DI/

Good starting point atleast.

-Jim


#4

You really need to use an IR enabled camera to achieve that look, it’s very hard to fake it from an ordinary photo.


#5

This is very true, especially with the color IR images. It can be faked a bit with Black and White IR.

I bought an IR filter for my camera, but I haven’t had much luck with it yet. Some digital cameras are better at it than others.

-Jim


#6

thanks guys, after a lot of research I arrive to the same conclusion! and I have been looking at digital cameras conversion :slight_smile:


#7

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