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Digital Infrared Photography: Professional Techniques and Images Paperback – 18 Nov 2004
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"Stunning and...extremely useful for image-makers who want to try this unique pursuit." --"Shutterbug"
BEST TIPS TO CAPTURE THE MAGICAL BEAUTY OF INFRARED LIGHT WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA While infrared film is expensive, requires special handling and can be unpredictable at best, the ability to create infrared images with a digital camera and proper filtration has revolutionised the genre. Understanding infrared light theory Adding filters (or modify the camera) to block visible light and enhance the effect of infrared light in images Predicting how infrared imaging will render the subject of your image - including skin, eyes, foliage, water, architecture, fabrics and more Shooting techniques for ensuring the correct exposure and focus Boosting contrast, grain and the characteristic infrared "glow" in Photoshop Digital infrared advice from some of the top photographers in the industry Tips for marketing and selling infrared imagesSee all Product description
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Do yourself a favour and spend your money on Deborah Sandidge's 'Digital Infrared Photography Photo Workshop', a vastly superior work.
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Photos are nice with some good information about anticipating how an image might appear and related composition advice was good.
I was disappointed, however, and primarily because the title led me to believe that it was a professional-level book about infrared techniques. In actuality, it gives a cursory introduction to a narrow swath of ideas about infrared. If you are interested in using infrared in wedding photography, this is a terrific book, as about half of the images are of weddings.
What I didn't learn was how infrared technique differed from traditional digital. What of histograms readings? Photoshop work? or how to adjust the sometimes odd result from the camera into a beautiful print.
In the slim, 123-page book, the author presents a history of infrared, film photography with infrared, the difference between film and digital, and info about cameras and lenses. This takes you to page 64. The next chapter -- finally -- is "Shooting Techniques," pages 65-78. This chapter has fifteen images associated with it, twelve of which are wedding photographs. The remainder of the book is dedicated to how "infrared sees" and -- you guessed it -- a chapter on weddings. That means, pages 65-78 include the "professional techniques." These are items such as the need for longer exposures when using a filter (duh), and that you can use the manual RGB or B&W setting on the camera (making a correction that otherwise would have been done in Photoshop, and with more control.) His reasoning for shooting in RGB? A wedding couple loved the "edgy look" on the camera's screen. Might there be a technical reason?
So, sadly, I didn't learn anything I hadn't already gleaned from a quick trip around the Internet. On the other hand, if you want to learn about digital infrared wedding photography, this would be a great choice. Took bad that wasn't what was advertised.