Infrared portrait ~ Picture and Technique

May 13, 2009 | Flash, Infrared, Location | 2 comments

I thought I’d share this picture with you. I took it in a field of rapeseed that was in flower. I used flash in daylight on the Canon 10d camera that I’ve had converted for infrared use by ACS

IR photography is most often seen in black and white.

IR photography is most often seen in black and white.

Lit with 2 Broncolor Mobil heads, one bare bulb

Lit with 2 Broncolor Mobil heads, one bare bulb from the right and the other with a Fresnel spot attachment from the left. I used the spot attachment to avoid lens flare and zoomed it in to keep the shadows at ground level clean.

If you would like more information on the shooting or post processing techniques used in my infrared process, click the infrared tab at the top of the page and read through the posts there. It is an exciting way of creating a unique look. The infrared look is not for everyone, it’s a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it.

If you found this helpful, you may also like How to shoot digital colour infrared pictures and Infrared wedding pictures in colour – first findings

2 Comments

  1. farleyfan

    I’m Chinese,I like ,you photos are very good! I would like to learn from you.

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  2. DaveBulow

    Marmite, when used by someone who knows how not to abuse it sure does produce a stunning portrait!
    Joking aside, your photo shows ir used to great effect, rather than just ‘as an effect’. Thanks for sharing it.

    Regards,
    Dave

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