Have you ever really seen the night sky? You’d think so. But if you’ve seen it from a dark site, away from the city lights, you’re aware that things look very different. The constellations become more difficult to pick out of the bright expanse of stars. The Milky way becomes visible, as do some of […]
Considerations for buying & selling secondhand converted cameras Buying second hand converted cameras may look appealing on paper but in the long run may end up costing you more than you bargained for. Please review the information outlined below as it could save you much money and frustration. Along with the usual pitfalls of used gear like unknown […]
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I heard it once said that you haven’t arrived as an artist until someone steals your work. Unfortunately the internet makes it easier everyday for someone to just take that perfect image you worked so hard to create.
One of the biggest challenges a photographer faces when taking Infrared portraits is the “Dead Eyes” Because the eyes absorb light to create mental images, less is reflected back to the sensor, making the area of the eyes appear darker.
I want to show you a relatively simple way to jazz up your images and give them an artsy look. This involves blending layers. Simply put, we are going to stack two images, one on top of the other and then blend the two. Watch this short video. For this video, I am using Photoshop […]
Often when processing Infrared images, the decision is made to swap color channels to create the stunning blue skies we love to see. While the process is not difficult, I have found a way to swap color channels quickly. If you are using Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop, there is a free plugin from a […]
How many times have you had a quick opportunity for that great shot, but when you grab your camera something just isn’t right? Here’s a couple of simple ideas
Infrared Behind the Scenes – Stock Camera with External IR Filters This video is about shooting infrared with a stock camera using external IR filters – Infrared modified camera makes this much simpler, about as simple as normal photography.
Infrared focus marks on SLR lenses The video explains how infrared light focuses differently with lenses intended for visible light photography and how the focus shifts a different amount depending on the lens and focal length.
Since this is my first posting, I wanted to explain a few things. My intention is show you ways to become a better Infrared Photographer, and enjoy the experience of capturing IR images. The important thing to keep in mind is this is an art form, and as such there many ways to create stunning Infrared images. What […]
Over the years we have pretty much seen it all as far as bad conversions go. Below is a small sampling of what we see come in from unsatisfied customers of other shops. Folks, do yourselves a favor and do your homework before entrusting your precision digital camera to a conversion/repair shop. Ruined With […]
Congratulations on your IR camera conversion and welcome to the wonderful world of infrared photography! We wrote this guide to help you become familiar with the main differences of shooting infrared light with a modified digital camera. At first glance it may look a bit overwhelming but rest assured the concepts and differences are […]
Digital Infrared Color IR Photography Basic Techniques Custom Preset White Balance If you just leave the camera white balance on sunny or use auto white balance you will find your images are predominantly red and look something like the bellow image: What I like to do is create a custom preset white balance by […]
What we do A short explainer video on what we do to convert your camera.