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Tested: Singh-Ray I-Ray 700nm Filter

Steam Shovel Nikon D810 with Singh-Ray I-Ray 590 filter.
Steam Shovel
Nikon D810 with Singh-Ray I-Ray 700 filter.

A while back, my friends at Singh-Ray filters asked me if I’d be willing to test a new infrared filter. Late last week, I got a sample copy of the new Singh-Ray I-Ray 700nm filter to test and review. Here are my findings.

Why should you choose an infrared filter?

First, let me start by asking why one would want to use an infrared filter instead of converting a digital camera to infrared. There are several reasons why you might want an infrared filter:

  • You don’t have an extra camera lying around to convert to IR
  • You don’t want to spend $275-$400 to convert a camera
  • Filters are easy to pack when traveling, and work with all your cameras
  • You have a full-spectrum or dual-spectrum camera which requires filters

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POTD: Badlands Infrared

Conata Basin, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA. 590nm infrared capture.
Conata Basin, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA.
590nm infrared capture.

I captured this image using a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera that was converted to capture infrared (590nm conversion from Life Pixel Infrared).  I liked the combination of textures in the rocks and the deep black sky. I decided to leave the blue tint in the vegetation instead of completely converting the image to monochrome. Had I done that, the vegetation would have disappeared.

Processing infrared images isn’t hard if you have the right tools and know how to use them. Download my video tutorial on infrared processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.

Free upgrade to expedited processing on Life Pixel infrared conversions ($50 value) with code: odell 

Join me in the Badlands September 11-16 2016 for a creative landscape photo safari!

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POTD: Deserted

Abandoned car near Nelson, Nevada, USA.
Abandoned car near Nelson, Nevada, USA.

This old car is one of many relics near Nelson, Nevada. I captured this image using a digital infrared camera. The bright foliage and orange sky is a result of the 590nm infrared capture. If you have an old DSLR or point and shoot digital camera lying around, you can have it converted to capture infrared light and have a new creative tool. Check out the reader discount page for special offers on digital infrared conversion from Life Pixel Infrared.

 

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New Video Tutorial: Infrared Processing with Lightroom & Photoshop

Digital Image Processing with Lightroom & PhotoshopI’m pleased to announce the immediate release of my latest training video tutorial, Digital Infrared Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.

This three-part, high-definition QuickTime video set teaches you the fundamental approaches to working with raw infrared image files in Lightroom/ACR and includes a printable PDF notes companion.

Topics include:

  • Setting white balance in Lightroom/ACR
  • Processing color and monochrome infrared images in Lightroom
  • Removing hotspots in Lightroom and with Viveza 2
  • Processing color and monochrome infrared images in Photoshop and plug-ins
  • Blue-sky effect (channel-swapping)
  • Color tinting
  • Color Efex Pro 4 effects
  • Texture blending

Digital Infrared Image Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop is available exclusively from Luminescence of Nature Press.

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