4th November 2003, 01:51 PM
Pai seh leh.... I also not master at IR photography.. just starting only.
Originally Posted by teerex
From what I learnt so far, whether or not you get colours in your IR pics depends on the camera used, the IR filters used and whether or not you used a Custom White Balance when taking the pics.
I presume you are using 300D and Hoya R72 filter. If 300D is like the 10D, the IR images should have colours that are processible. Your pic however looked to be quite close to B&W. Did you do a CWB or did you 'Autocolor' it away in Photoshop? The top part of the sky could be black because it was cloudless but the lower part should show some red before channel swap and blue after channel swap because it looked like there were clouds there.
If the original image was indeed lacking in colour, one thing you can do is to increase the colour saturation either before or after you do the channel swap. You should also do Level adjustments as well.
Try the post processing again and see if it could be improved. Or you can send me the original file and I can try it out myself. The pic you posted is too small to work on without causing a lot of jpeg artifacts. Don't know if the CS forum allows members to see each other's email address or not. Mine was not set to hide but if you can't send to me for some reason and want to, let me know and I'll pm you the address.
Last edited by tomcat; 4th November 2003 at 01:54 PM.
4th November 2003, 05:40 PM
4th November 2003, 09:17 PM
Tomcat, I shot the pic in RAW, but with Auto White Balance. It cast a reddish hue, and the sky was quite dark.
This time I tried Autolevels in PS and the pic turned out much better, with that surreal effect.
However, the sky still remained dark, almost black. Can't get it to look bluish.
I've posted the pics, JPG format, in my pbase gallery. Maybe you can use that image to play around with.
5th November 2003, 01:04 AM
5th November 2003, 07:12 PM
Thanks so much for the tips Tomcat. I'll bear those in mind next time.
BTW, the lens I'm using is the 18-55mm bundled lens that came with the EOS 300D
Thanks again for the help