My first try on 'infrared' model


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Went for outdoor fashion photography today Saturday 7th August 2010.

Sky was not sunny, so some artificial lighting were used.

Not sure whether i done the skintone correctly.

C&C are welcome :)

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You need to grab the html code then follow the normal tag to embed the image link in cs.
 

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You need to grab the html code then follow the normal tag to embed the image link in cs.
Hahaha.. The skin tone is definitely IR type .. but what captures my attention is the hair BLUE :bigeyes::bsmilie:
Quite interesting, SurrealDreamWalker, I must say!

Thanks bro airforce1 :) However, flickr seemed to have changed their system... i still couldn't embed the pic here... pls advise.

Thanks bro LowLights and limwhow for your comments :) Maybe i will try again on other photogs of the model with more warmer skin-tone and without BLUE hair... will play with other hair colour... maybe pink :D
 

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Go to flickr--click share this--Grab the html---

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/surrealdreamwalker/4868957338/" title="try-out-1 by SurrealDreamWalker, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4868957338_f47e41d0f9.jpg" width="331" height="500" alt="try-out-1" /></a>

copy the image links with jpg eg.http://-------------jpg

embed tag


 

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I do some test adjustment on the photo to make it alive. Increase on red and reduce yellow, curve to bring the color back, increase brightness and contrast. I will remove it if you do not like it.

 

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I do some test adjustment on the photo to make it alive. Increase on red and reduce yellow, curve to bring the color back, increase brightness and contrast. I will remove it if you do not like it.

:bigeyes:... WOW!!!

Thanks bro airforce1 ! Your advices, and your help to 'improve' on the pic are greatly appreciated :thumbsup:

I will post more IR photogs of the model, do guide me along :)

Cheers!
 

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welcome to IR portraits bro :)

u need to watch out for the sharpness in your portraits. they look quite blurred did you shoot at a low shutter speed?
like airforce1 explained, you will need to adjust the brightness and contrast. you also need to adjust the skin tone so it doesnt look too cold, i like what the skin tone you have in #2.

my 2 cents :)
 

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Thank you bro limwhow, bro takeshi.lum, and bro Lx3ChuA for your feedbacks :)

To bro limwhow: I just follow the instruction on skintone colour as posted in the sticky in this IR forum. No, i didn;t change my filter. I am still using my D70-IR with the R72 filter inside it.

To bro takeshi.lum: Yes, i think i overdo the 'lens-blur' effect as instructed in the skintone colour instruction posted in the sticky in this IR forum. Maybe i will try to re-do them. My D70-IR is not calibrated. No i wasn't using a slower shutter speed even though i was shooting in manual mode. May i have your advices on how to make my pic sharper straight-out-of-cam, without using 'sharpener' in PP?

to bro LxChuA: Glad you like the soft-dreamy effects. But like what bro takeshi.lum siad... mine were too blurred, so i will need to re-do them.

Will post more when i got the time :sweat:
 

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For me, I usually shoot at f5.6 to get sharp portraits, especially on the facial areas.

I'm using D70 and its focus points are near the center, I can't compose like what I do with my D300, so I focus somewhere near to eyes/face and recompose it in PP. That's why I used f5.6 to shoot.

If I need the soft focus then I add it in during PP.
 

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Bro I just the opposite... I will shoot with the biggest hole tat I can find in the lens... Because I like the dreaming effect tat bro SDW doing.. Portrait there is no fix rule... I saw from a famous shooter his portrait all blurr blurr... Hope this help...")
 

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Thanks bro takeshi.lum for sharing your tips :)

Yes i did focus my shots by 'pin-pointing' at her eyes using the D70's 3d-matrix. Same when using my D300 for normal colour photog.

Strange, i was advised by some seniors and very experienced ir-photographers alike to use at f8 and above.

Maybe i should try to shoot at f5.6 for my next model 'infrared' photog session.

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Thanks bro LxChuA :)

May i know who's that famous shooter whose portrait shoots are all blurred?

I would like to check out his works to see if i can learn something from his works.
 

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Thanks bro takeshi.lum for sharing your tips :)

Yes i did focus my shots by 'pin-pointing' at her eyes using the D70's 3d-matrix. Same when using my D300 for normal colour photog.

Strange, i was advised by some seniors and very experienced ir-photographers alike to use at f8 and above.

Maybe i should try to shoot at f5.6 for my next model 'infrared' photog session.
i usually shift my focus point to the eyes for my D300, i can't do the same for D70 due to the limited number of points.

i find the light condition sometimes is too dark to shoot at f8 because I would usually not go beyond ISO400, I have very low tolerance for noise. this is just personal preference though.

i would go for f8 and above for landscapes.
 

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i usually shift my focus point to the eyes for my D300, i can't do the same for D70 due to the limited number of points.

i find the light condition sometimes is too dark to shoot at f8 because I would usually not go beyond ISO400, I have very low tolerance for noise. this is just personal preference though.

i would go for f8 and above for landscapes.
Yes, quite true with D70's limited number of points, and yeah i shifted my D70 a bit so that the pointer was on her eyes.

Bro i always shoot at ISO200 too.

Hmmm... i learnt something from you :) Maybe the aperture for infrared portrait is different compared to landscape. :thumbsup:
 

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Yes, quite true with D70's limited number of points, and yeah i shifted my D70 a bit so that the pointer was on her eyes.

Bro i always shoot at ISO200 too.

Hmmm... i learnt something from you :) Maybe the aperture for infrared portrait is different compared to landscape. :thumbsup:
Yup, in landscape we would want things to be as sharp as possible. But in portraits, some things need not be as sharp, except the eyes, and we want to get nice bokehs. So I tend to keep my aperture larger.
 

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