Infra red studio portraits ~ Pictures

Jul 2, 2010 | Infrared, Studio | 4 comments

I wanted to end the week by sharing with you some shots I took of Sarah Beaufoy using my Canon 5D IR. I took them during a private 1:3 studio lighting training session. The session was for a newly formed studio with a forward thinking approach to portraiture.

Infra red shots have a naturally low contrast in this kind of light. A texture and tint applied in post production completes the look.

Infra red shots have a naturally low contrast in this kind of light. A texture and tint applied in post production completes the look.

The radient glow in this shot was provided by my Arri 300w light.

The radiant glow in this shot was provided by my Arri 300w light.

Heading into the realms of fine art is richly rewarding when shooting IR. At 800 ISO on my 5D IR, there is a noise and tonal range that lends itself to this kind of image

Heading into the realms of fine art is richly rewarding when shooting with infrared. At 800 ISO on my 5D IR, there is a noise and tonal range that lends itself to this kind of image

The dappled light is from my Arri 300w reflected into a sheet of silver plastic.

The dappled light is from my Arri 300w reflected into a sheet of silver plastic.

Marko chose to use a different post production look for this frame lit entirely by daylight coming through an open door.

Marko chose to use a different post production look for this frame lit entirely by daylight coming through an open door.

My infra red camera is going to get lots of use in the coming months as I shoot my portraits with continuos light. I will be using my Arris and Lowel light to take my picture making to another level. Let me share with you my lighting secrets and shooting techniques at first hand. My next continuous light fashion/art workshop is just two weeks away and there are three places left. The model for this workshop is the amazing Chloe-Jasmine and the venue is the fabulous Maunsel House in Somerset. Taking pictures at a fine art level will keep your customers coming back for more and your competitors in your wake.

Please feel free to comment on these pictures.

4 Comments

  1. damien

    Thanks Jonathon and Andrew,

    You could probably get similar pictures with clever post processing of normal files but it just wouldn’t happen. It’s a bit more organic when it all happens in camera.

    Cheers, Damien.

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  2. Andrew Frost

    Truly stunning and emotive work Damien. Another level altogether – I really love it.

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  3. Jonathon Watkins

    Really nice work as ever Damien. I’ve been tempted to convert one of my cameras to IR and you’ve given me another reason. ;-)

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