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Getting Started with Infrared Photography

What is Infrared Photography? An intro for everyone
What is Infrared Photography? An intro for everyone
This basic introduction to infrared photography is for anyone without prior knowledge of infrared or photography.

Introduction to Infrared Photography
Introduction to Infrared Photography
An introduction to Infrared Photography presented live to the Santa Clara Camera Club on April 1, 2021. Questions came from Zoom and were not recorded in the YouTube stream. However, I tried to repeat most of the questions while delivering the answers so that you can follow the context while viewing the recording.

How to Shoot and Edit Infrared Photos with ANY Camera
How to Shoot and Edit Infrared Photos with ANY Camera
How to shoot and edit infrared photos with any standard DSLR or mirrorless camera with just a tripod and an external filter. No special camera conversion is required. More details

Deep Infrared Shooting & Editing with Your Unconverted Camera using Photoshop and Camera Raw
Deep Infrared Shooting & Editing with Your Unconverted Camera using Photoshop and Camera Raw
You can create Deep Infrared images with your existing, unconverted camera. Deep infrared images are shot with a 750nm or greater filter, typically greater than 800nm. This covers the equipment you’ll need, settings for shooting, and editing in Photoshop and Camera Raw. Shooting deep infrared with an unconverted camera is ideal for those seeking very long exposures in broad daylight. More details

What camera should I convert to Infrared?
What camera should I convert to Infrared?
Here are some considerations for deciding what type of camera to convert to Infrared or full-spectrum. At the end of the video, I’ll recommend cameras to have converted. More details

Infrared on iPhone or Any Mobile Phone
Infrared on iPhone or Any Mobile Phone
How to shoot and edit infrared images on your iPhone or any mobile phone with Lightroom Mobile. More details

Pitfalls of Infrared Photography

5 Pitfalls of Infrared Photography
5 Pitfalls of Infrared Photography
How to deal with the top pitfalls when shooting and editing infrared photography. More details

Secret to White Balance in Infrared Photography
Secret to White Balance in Infrared Photography
Addressing some of the misconceptions about setting white balance in infrared photography along with many real-world examples.

More Secrets to White Balance in Infrared Photography
More Secrets to White Balance in Infrared Photography
What are the correct white balance settings for Infrared? Should you set white balance in-camera or while editing? How do I set the white balance for 590nm, 720nm, B&W infrared, or full-spectrum? I’ll set the white balance on a number of images, in a new way, and with more examples. More details

Creating a Lightroom color profile for Infrared images
Creating a Lightroom color profile for Infrared images
Get flexible white balance controls for editing Infrared images in Lightroom by creating a color profile with Adobe DNG Color Profile Editor. It’s easy to create a color profile that can be used in both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw. More details

Diffraction in Digital Infrared Photography
Diffraction in Digital Infrared Photography
Is diffraction robbing your infrared images of sharpness? Does diffraction have a bigger impact on infrared images compared to visible light images? I’ll provide tips on avoiding diffraction in your infrared images. More details

How to Fix Hot Spots in Infrared Photos?
How to Fix Hot Spots in Infrared Photos?
Techniques for fixing infrared lens hot spots using Lightroom and Photoshop. More details

Editing Infrared Photography

How to Edit Infrared Photos with Photoshop
How to Edit Infrared Photos with Photoshop
How to edit color infrared images with Adobe Photoshop for shots taken with a 590nm to 720nm filter on a converted camera or with a 720nm filter on an unconverted camera.

BEST Infrared Workflow for Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, & Lightroom iPad with LUTs
BEST Infrared Workflow for Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, & Lightroom iPad with LUTs
Note: Blog has latest details in this process.
LUTs allow you to save the effect of a Photoshop adjustment layer. By combining this with a white balance profile, you can create a profile to simplify the color infrared workflow for Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile on the iPad, and Photoshop Camera Raw. There are a number of steps to setup this workflow, but once complete, your time spent editing infrared images will be dramatically faster across the entire Adobe ecosystem. More details

Downloads for Infrared Photography and Video

Free Infrared Profile Pack
Free Infrared Profile Pack
Free infrared Lightroom and Photoshop profiles for a variety of cameras. Send me a raw or DNG file from your camera, so that I can increase the number of cameras supported. More details

Photoshop Actions for Color Infrared Editing
Photoshop Actions for Color Infrared Editing
An update to my Photoshop Infrared Actions with more color swapping methods for color infrared images. These are designed for infrared images shot with a 470nm to 720nm filter. This version includes multiple channel mixer variations for more color options. I’ve included a set of extra actions if you wish to explore beyond the main set. This video does a comparison with a 590nm color infrared image. More details

LUTs for Infrared Video and Photography
LUTs for Infrared Video and Photography
Updated LUTs for Infrared video and photography. LUTs can be used to swap colors in infrared video and with some raw image editors. LUTs can also be used to create enhanced profiles for color swapping in Lightroom. I’ll show you how to create a LUT or you can download my LUTs for free. More details

Infrared Product Reviews

Kolari ND Filters in Infrared Photography
Kolari ND Filters in Infrared Photography
Using Neutral Density (ND) filters within infrared photography, including a look at the Kolari IRND filters and use cases for ND in IR. This video was not sponsored. More details

Kolari Pocket Review
Kolari Pocket Review
Review of the Kolari Pocket, an affordable point-and-shoot camera converted for full-spectrum and infrared photography. This camera shoots full spectrum photos and has filters available for 590nm, 665nm, 720nm, 850nm, IR Chrome, and hot mirror. I purchased this camera and the filters with my own money. This video is not sponsored. More details

Kolari Pocket Full Spectrum Camera Preview
Kolari Pocket Full Spectrum Camera Preview
Can you shoot infrared photography with a budget point and shoot camera? This is a preview of the Kolari Pocket Full Spectrum camera from Kolari Vision. This is a Canon Powershot ELPH 180 internally converted to full-spectrum and modified to support external filters. External filters including a hot filter for visible light, 590nm infrared, 665nm infrared, 720nm infrared, 850nm infrared, and Kolari Vision’s IR Chrome for that Kodak Aerochrome-look.

Review of Neewer Infrared lens filter kit
Review of Neewer Infrared lens filter kit
Review of Neewer Infrared lens filters in 720nm, 760nm, 850nm, and 950nm as used with a 590nm Infrared converted camera and an unconverted visible light camera.

Infrared Raw Editors

BEST Editor for Infrared Photos in 2020
BEST Editor for Infrared Photos in 2020
A breakdown of the best infrared raw photo editors; best free, best low cost, easiest to use, and best ecosystem. More details

Editing Infrared to B&W with Lightroom
Editing Infrared to B&W with Lightroom
Editing a 590nm Infrared image of a spiral aloe to black and white using Lightroom.

Infrared photo edit w/ Affinity Photo
Infrared photo edit w/ Affinity Photo
Review of Affinity Photo for Windows and Mac as used edit color and B&W infrared photography. An iPad version is also available.

How to edit Infrared Photos with Capture One Pro
How to edit Infrared Photos with Capture One Pro
A tutorial on how to edit a 590nm color infrared Photo with Capture One Pro with white balance and color swapping.

Darktable for editing Infrared photos
Darktable for editing Infrared photos
Preview of using Darktable to edit Infrared photos. Darktable is a free open-source raw converter and image editor. This preview looks at Darktable v3 release candidate 1. UPDATE: In darktable version 3.4, the Channel Mixer functionality was replaced with a new module called Color Calibration. Search for Color Calibration in the module list and you will be able to use the Swap R and B preset.

Review of digiKam to edit Infrared photos
Review of digiKam to edit Infrared photos
digiKam is a free, open-source, cross-platform, RAW image editor, which can be used to edit Infrared photos. This introduction looks at how digiKam can be used in your Infrared photo editing workflow.

DxO PhotoLab for editing Infrared Photography
DxO PhotoLab for editing Infrared Photography
How to use DxO PhotoLab 4 to edit infrared photography. Is DXO PhotoLab the best infrared photo editor for you? More details

Can Exposure X6 edit Infrared Photography?
Can Exposure X6 edit Infrared Photography?
Using Exposure X6 to edit infrared images, including white balance and color swapping. I’ll cover the pros and cons of using Exposure X6 with infrared. More details

Editing Infrared Photos with Luminar 4
Editing Infrared Photos with Luminar 4
Editing a 590nm color infrared photo with Skylum Luminar 4.2. I also compare the results to darktable and Lightroom/Photoshop.

How to edit Infrared Photos with ON1 Photo RAW
How to edit Infrared Photos with ON1 Photo RAW
How to edit 590nm color Infrared Photos with ON1 Photo RAW, part of the ON1 360 integrated workflow.

Editing Infrared Photo with Lightroom & Photoshop via Channel Swapping
Editing Infrared Photo with Lightroom & Photoshop via Channel Swapping
Editing a 590nm Infrared photo with Adobe Lightroom Classic & channel swapping in Adobe Photoshop.

Pixelmator Photo iPad for Infrared Photo Editing
Pixelmator Photo iPad for Infrared Photo Editing
Review and tips for using Pixelmator Photo for the iPad to edit raw Infrared photos.

How to Edit Infrared Images with Pixelmator Pro
How to Edit Infrared Images with Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator Pro is a raw image editor for the Mac with good support for editing infrared Photography. Here is the process for editing a 590nm infrared image with Pixelmator Pro. More details

RawTherapee for Editing Infrared Photography
RawTherapee for Editing Infrared Photography
Editing Infrared photos with RawTherapee, a free, cross-platform RAW image editor, with excellent tools for white balance, channel mixer, and color management.

Editing Infrared photo with to B&W Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro
Editing Infrared photo with to B&W Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro
Editing a 590nm Infrared photo to Black and White with Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.

Infrared Tips & Tricks

5 Color Swap Methods for Color Infrared Photography in Photoshop
5 Color Swap Methods for Color Infrared Photography in Photoshop
Demonstration of 5 different ways to swap colors for your color infrared photos in Photoshop based on an example shot taken with camera converted with a 590nm infrared filter.

Invert Layer method for editing color Infrared image in Photoshop and Lightroom
Invert Layer method for editing color Infrared image in Photoshop and Lightroom
Using the inverted layer and color blend mode method of editing a color Infrared image in Photoshop and Lightroom as an alternative to the Red-Blue channel swap method.

Color Space in Lightroom and Photoshop
Color Space in Lightroom and Photoshop
Which color space should you use? What is color space and how can it impact the colors of your image? How to use the correct color space in Lightroom and Photoshop. More details

How to add multiple colors to infrared images?
How to add multiple colors to infrared images?
Using Photoshop to add multiple colors to a 590nm color infrared image with Select and Mask and adjustment layers. More details

New Lightroom Classic Color Grading for Infrared Photography
New Lightroom Classic Color Grading for Infrared Photography
A tutorial on the new Lightroom Classic Color Grading panel and some examples on processing with infrared images. More details

Secret to Colors that POP in Infrared Photography
Secret to Colors that POP in Infrared Photography
In this video, I’ll demonstrate using Subtractive Color to add pop to the primary colors in your infrared images. This is done using Color Balance or Split Toning. I’ll show how to do this with Lightroom, Photoshop, Daraktable, and RawTherapee. More details

Infrared Photo edit with Lightroom Color Calibration
Infrared Photo edit with Lightroom Color Calibration
Editing a 590nm Infrared photography image using Adobe Lightroom focusing on the color calibration tools in the develop module.

Lenses for Infrared Photography

Which Fuji lenses should you use for infrared?
Which Fuji lenses should you use for infrared?
A review of all Fujinon and X-mount lenses for infrared photography and recommendations for the best X-mount lenses to use when shooting infrared. Updates!

Infrared with Vintage Budget Prime Lenses
Infrared with Vintage Budget Prime Lenses
Shooting Infrared with two budget vintage prime lenses, the Soligor Wide-Auto 35mm f/2.8 and the Soligor Tele-Auto 135mm f/2.8. More details

Ultra-thin cap lens for Infrared Photography
Ultra-thin cap lens for Infrared Photography
Pros and cons of shooting infrared images with the 7artisans 18mm f/6.3, a fixed focal length, fixed aperture, and fixed focus lens. It’s super small, but will it work for infrared? This lens is available for Canon EF-M mount, Sony FE & E mounts, Fujifilm X mount, and MFT mount. More details

Infrared Photography with vintage Nikon 24mm
Infrared Photography with vintage Nikon 24mm
Color infrared photography with a vintage Nikon Nikkor-N 24mm f/2.8, adapted to mirror-less camera converted to infrared, a Fujifilm X-T20 converted to 590nm. I’ll edit an infrared image shot with this lens, with a focus on lens corrections and spot removal. More details

Infrared with vintage Canon FD 24mm f/2.8
Infrared with vintage Canon FD 24mm f/2.8
Shooting and editing infrared images using a vintage Canon New FD 24mm f/2.8 lens adapted to a Fujifilm X-T20 camera converted to 590nm. More details

Printing

How to Fix Printed Colors in Color Infrared Photography
How to Fix Printed Colors in Color Infrared Photography
How to use Lightroom’s Soft Proofing to ensure that colors print properly. This will show you how to fix out of gamut colors so that they print correctly with your printer or third-party print service. These tweaks will help you pull colors into gamut, without impacting the perceptual saturation of your image. You can also use these techniques to get the most saturation out of your images while keeping the colors within gamut. More details

How to print black and white photos in Lightroom
How to print black and white photos in Lightroom
If your printed photos don’t match what you are seeing on your monitor, this workflow can help. I’ll show you how to configure Adobe Lightroom so that your screen matches prints from your printer or third-party print service by using Soft Proofing and ICC Profiles. More details

Infrared Film

Shooting Infrared FILM with Rollei Infrared
Shooting Infrared FILM with Rollei Infrared
Shooting a roll of Rollei Infrared 400 black and white negative film with a Hoya R72 filter and reviewing the images. If you are interested in shooting infrared film, this walks through the considerations. More details

Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet Portraits
Ultraviolet Portraits
Shooting portraits in Ultraviolet light using a Full Spectrum camera and a UV bandpass filter. This video is not sponsored. More details


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