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“
The new darktable Version 3.6 is released! Again a great new version with many improvements and features. I introduce the new version with focus on infrared image processing and explain the basic setup.Continue reading „Ep. 34: darktable 3.6 für Infrarot Bildbearbeitung“
I show the differences to my 630 nm filter and explain the advantages and disadvantages of both filters. The 590 nm infrared photo from Fairfax in Virginia, USA was submitted by Simon Walter, thanks for that!Continue reading „Ep. 33: Virginia in Infrarot – Bildbearbeitung eines 590 nm Filters“
Just a small wooden bridge between trees, in Episode 32 I show a simple but powerful black and white processing for this simple Infrared subject. The 700 nm Infrared photo from the castle park in Eutin was sent in by Dr. Martin Krüger, many thanks for that!Continue reading „Ep. 32: Infrarot Brücke als Schwarz-Weiß Bild bearbeiten“