Keep in focus under extremely dark conditionsI did it. My very first starshooting session in the woods!Keep in focus under extremely dark conditions by IRphotogirl
One of my goals is to become capable to get the kind of stellar photographs I showcase in my club, Stellar-Landscapers.( If you have a crush on both Mother Nature and the Universe I strongly encourage you to watch my club -you won't be disappointed!)
I wanted to write this journal entry to share with you a tip I had to find all by myself to simplify my 2nd session under the night skies deep in the woods and be sure to get sharp captures.
And God knows how much this tip helped me out and gain some little serenity so I could enjoy both the night session and the nature all around me! (the fact I ended up by capturing something I hadn't predicted and never worked with at all is another story: the night fog )
For my second nightshooting session in the woods I decided I needed to find a way to make sure I would always keep in focus (on infinity in my case) for every single shot of landscapes in the dark that would be
The Okavanga Effect v2The infrared images below were taken only a few seconds apart and, with only one difference between them, they have been treated in post-processing in exactly the same way. Yet that single difference has caused the very substantial change in the character, colours, and tonality of the images, with bright yellow areas dominating the visual space. It is this that I call, rather immodestly, the Okavanga Effect.The Okavanga Effect v2 by Okavanga
The images have the following in common. A Canon 40D camera converted to full spectrum capabilities was used, fitted with an R72 infrared filter. The camera was tripod mounted. A custom white balance was employed, this having been obtained by shooting with the R72 filter in place against a standard grey card. Other than the R72 filter, no other filter was used. Light conditions were identical with the shots
Skies are blue: pull the other one!If you think "humans are superior" IN ANY WAY you will be offended by this journal entry and I suggest you simply don't read it, thank you.Skies are blue: pull the other one! by IRphotogirl
I'm going to be a little acid here but that is for your own good
We all tend to be convinced our beautiful Earth sky IS blue and period.
A very beautiful blue by the way.
But there is a reason we all see the skies as "blue" when it is not being cloudy.
I discovered that very one scientific reason 2 days ago and I thought you may wanna know the OBJECTIVE and only reason we see our sky blue -and while it is not flattering at all for our species I also find it hilarious as an antispecist myself-but that's another story.
So... Why do we all see the sky as blue?
...Because the blue part of the light spectrum is the shorter wavelengh our eye is capable to detect!
I found 2 graphs that speak for themselves and that will show you just how "superior" our vision reponse is compared to the way plants react to the full
Shoot Infrared or Full-Spectrum PhotographyI am making this journal entry for all people who are not familiar with infrared nor full-spectrum photography and may want to discover a whole new and outstanding world in photographyShoot Infrared or Full-Spectrum Photography by IRphotogirl
I will also provide you some little tips to encourage you to START some infrared or full-spectrum photography by yourself!
Here am I preaching some very good reasons to discover and finally enter the Gates of Infrared and Full-Spectrum photography.
Believe me, there won't be no turning back once you will have taken this path
I will provide you with sample shots so you can see and enjoy by yourself
I know many people never saw any infrared photograph and that they are always surprised to see themwelves portraited under IR light: it makes them very surprised, confused, curious and often hilarious, too.
Infrared photography is well known for its both eerie and dramatic impact on the subjects you capture: human skin will look elfic, eyes wi
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Members submit their genuine infrared photographs to our submission folder, which is named after the current month. The submission limit is ten (10!) pictures per week. Photographs which are accepted by the admins in a voting process are later moved to the appropriate gallery folders (e.g. "Magic Trees").
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The making of infrared photos you can find in our tutorial gallery folder -->> r72.deviantart.com/gallery/245… and in gilad's journal -->> gilad.deviantart.com/journal/5… .
(Last edit: 30-Jan-2013)