The new darktable version 4.2 was released in December, for the IR workflow there are no new features or changes. Instead of going into new features, I explain for beginners how to use the program in principle and how to set it up quickly for IR processing.Continue reading „Ep. 43: darktable 4.2 für Einsteiger – Einrichten für Infrarot Bearbeitung“
The new darktable version 4.0 was released about 4 weeks ago. Of course I give an overview about the new features and changes - especially for IR photography. One thing right away: most of the changes are under the hood and for IR processing almost nothing has changed.Continue reading „Ep. 42: darktable 4.0 Review für Infrarot Bildbearbeitung“
To get an appealing color infrared with yellow foliage and blue sky a channel swap is usually necessary. With the exception of the InfraBlue filter, obviously this is true, but there may be subjects that simply look better without a channel swap. But when is that the case, and how do you know what works better?Continue reading „Ep. 41: Farb-IR ohne Kanaltausch? – 630 nm“
In Infrared Photography there are a few problems and image errors that are not known in "normal" photography. Lens flares in backlight situations are an example, which is why it is rather common not to have the sun directly in the picture. Nevertheless, it can sometimes be worthwhile to do it anyway and to include the resulting "image errors" directly in the composition of the image. The low sun was intentionally placed here as a counterweight to the tree on the right side of the image. The lens flares extend over the entire image and give the sun a much greater meaning in the image. Without the lens flares, it would probably be "only" the brightest point in the picture, but this way it influences the entire scenery even into the shadow areas.
By the way, the photo was taken on the island of Rügen, an infrared workshop will take place there in early July 2022 and there are still places available:Continue reading „Ep. 40: Infrarot Lensflares im Gegenlicht – InfraBlue“
The new darktable version 3.8 is released and of course we have a look at the new features from an infrared post-processing point of view. Generally this version offers a lot of improvements and some very exciting new modules. I will not discuss all the new features but only those that are relevant for IR photography. All details and features are explained on the website (also with the latest manual by the way).
A big thank you to all developers and people involved!Continue reading „Ep. 39: Review von darktable 3.8 für Infrarot Bildbearbeitung“
Normally, a good white balance is necessary even for a black and white infrared image. However, this always introduces noise into the image. With older cameras, which are quite noise prone, there is a little trick. You can use only one color channel of the image to create a black and white image. Of course, the red channel is the best choice because it is the brightest. How you can do this with darktable is shown in this video. Many thanks to Markus Weigel for providing the photo from Lübeck!Continue reading „Ep. 38: Lübeck in Infrarot: SW nur mit Rotkanal“
A Colorkey infrared processing, meaning blue sky and monochrome landscape, simply never loses its charm. This processing is possible with any Infrared filter that allows color processing. The Colorkey processing itself is done very fast and uncomplicated with darktable. Many thanks to Marion Reibetanz for providing the photo from the Cologne Vorgebirgspark!Continue reading „Ep. 37: Teichrosenbecken in Infrarot – Colokey mit 700 nm Filter“
With the 700 nm filter you can take both black and white and color infrared images. But you can also use the color information to have maximum control over a black and white image. How to do this with darktable is shown in this tutorial. Many thanks to Gion-Andri Derungs for this beautiful alpine scenario from the Safiental in Switzerland!Continue reading „Ep. 36: Safiental in Infrarot – Schwarz-Weiß Bildbearbeitung mit 700 nm Filter“
If you're thinking about getting into Infrared Photography, but are unsure or unclear about some aspects, you can watch this free tutorial here. The 1.5 hour webinar was recorded at the end of July and takes you from A to Z through all the important aspects of infrared photography. Starting with camera conversion options, filter selection, infrared hotspots and basic infrared editing. This Tutorial is only available in german language, though.Continue reading „Kostenloses Infrarot Einsteiger Tutorial 2021“
Infrared photos are usually taken in RAW files. However, if you accidentally set the camera to JPEG, you can still make something out of the image with such a file - provided that you have a good white balance in camera. What is possible and what is not you will learn in this tutorial with a 700 nm infrared filter. Thanks to Jürgen Meierdirks for sending the photo from Cochem in Rehinland Pfalz!Continue reading „Ep. 35: Cochem in Infrarot – Bildbearbeitung mit nur einer JPEG Datei“