Infrared Portrait


One area I am eager to grow my experience in is Infrared Portraits. The shot above was one of my first serious attempts. Doa is stunning and was wonderful to work with this day! Her dark hair lead to fun colors in infrared! Whats cool is that she now has her own blog called Doa Blue! Doa feel free to use this pic…due to its blue tone! =) You can find her blog here…Doa Blue. Good luck in your modeling career!!

Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park (Infrared)


Its been a while since my last IR post. I am still working on my IR Photography book for Focal Press. It is still on schedule to be released 1st Quarter 2012. I will keep you posted. This shot is from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. I was walking to the stadium and decided to try it in IR. The ferry was cruising by and it adds to the Burgh feel! My Pirates faded quickly since July and now are outta the playoff race, but I def enjoyed those few weeks we were in contention! PNC Park is one of the most beautiful parks in MLB! …even in IR! =)

Vienna, Austria – Street Performer (Infrared)


From one of my favorite cities in the world…Vienna, Austria. I was lucky to have a free Saturday to enjoy the sights recently and was walking around grabbing HDR’s and Infrared pics. As I walked up to National History Museum I saw this street performer standing on a box signing some classical music. He was dressed Mozart-like and you cant tell by the pic…but had yellow face paint on. I was eager to grab this shot and gave him 1 Euro and he posed for me…feather pen in hand! He did well…he was posing for pics every few minutes. Nice gig!

Talke Photography Settings:
Camera: Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
Infrared Conversion: D70S modified by LifePixel
Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 22.0mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/90 sec
Aperture: f/11
Gear: Hand Held
Post Process: Adobe CS5, onOne Software Photo Tools 2.6, Viveza

Miami, Florida – South Beach (Super Infrared)

Now for something a little different!  Not a super shot…but a different point of view!  Sorry I have to save most IR shots for my book…but I wanted to post at least one shot from my Super Infrared converted Camera.  This is Miami’s South Beach as I stood dangerously in the middle of the street.  It was a quiet late Monday afternoon. My thought was the street lined with palm trees would look cool if the Super IR goes into effect.   What do ya think?  I like to play around with the hues and it surely creates interesting art that the Super IR allows!  I’d call it funk-a-delic!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared) – Super Color Filter
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 28.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/160 sec
  • Aperture:  f/11
  • Gear:  Hand Held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5,  onOne Software Photo Tools 2.6, Viveza

Austin, Texas – Capitol Building (Infrared)

Here is an infrared photo from the Capitol Building in Austin ,Texas.  Writing is underway for my IR Photography book.  Focal Press will be publishing it and the rough plan is to have it available in January 2012!  I will keep you posted.   I’ll try to fit an IR shot here on the blog every once in a while!  Have fun!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 18.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/180 sec
  • Aperture:  f/11
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5,  onOne Software Photo Tools 2.6, Viveza

Austin, Texas – Introducing Super Color Infrared by LifePixel!!

I just received my new Nikon D70s (bought on Ebay used)…then had it converted with the  LifePixel “Super Color”  filter.  My current Nikon D70S is the “Enhanced Color” version.  Now I have two IR cameras!  The shot above was my first shot ever with the new filter.  It surely has some super color!!   Below is the comparison of the Enhanced Color version….

Both were with the Nikon D70S, Nikon 12-24 lens, f/11, S 1/250 second.   I processed the Enhanced version as I would normally see it.  After I had my version complete…I tried to play with the Hue/Saturation to see if I could match the “Super Color” version.   I did get somewhat close…but it lacked in the pop or extra kick of color.  So it just looked flat.  I have only a very small amount of experience with this new Super Color…so I will get more details up soon.  I have seen other color styles that will look cool.  I’ll get a few more shots in this weekend.  As always….a learning curve is needed!  I guess now I will have to pack and carry 3 cameras…ouch!!  =))

Clinton, New Jersey – Red Mill (Infrared)

Beautiful early morning bright light can create IR magic!  This is the Red Mill in Clinton, NJ from my recent visit.  I’ll post a HDR from here soon.  A cute little town in Central Jersey.   If you are interested in Infrared photography, please do not forget that I have an eBook called “Infrared Photography for DSLR’s” that can be purchased in PDF format!   Thanks to all that have purchased it already!  Sales have been fantastic!!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 12-12 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 24.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/125 second
  • Aperture:  f/11
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Color Efex Pro, Viveza, Silver Efex Pro