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Howard Millard Posted: Sep 27, 2005 0 comments


To
achieve the eerie, glowing effect of infrared black and
white film, I applied several techniques in Adobe Photoshop.

Photos © 2001, Howard Millard, All Rights Reserved

Are you attracted to the
mysterious, otherworldly glow of black and white infrared film? But
you've heard that it's a bit of a hassle to shoot and print.
Well, here's how to emulate that exotic infrared (IR) look digitally
starting with any color original.



Why not shoot IR film to begin with? Kodak High Speed Infrared film
is a challenge. First, to avoid fogging, it should be stored in the
refrigerator and must be loaded and unloaded in the darkroom or a changing
bag. Then, for the best effect, you must shoot with a deep red or opaque
filter over your lens. Once you've focused, you must re-focus
the lens manually to the infrared focus point. Since your camera meter
doesn't measure IR light, it's advisable to bracket exposures
widely. In the field, you must load and reload your camera in a light-tight
changing bag. After the film has been processed, the negatives are extremely
contrasty and often require extensive dodging and burning to get a good
print.



I
started with this original color 35mm slide shot on Fuji Sensia
II and scanned it on a Polaroid Sprintscan 35 Plus scanner
at 2700dpi for a 26MB file.

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Posted: May 25, 2010 0 comments

Industry Perspective

You Can Have an Impact on Future Lens Products

by Ron Leach

Regular readers of this column know that we frequently turn to InfoTrends, the Weymouth, MA research and consulting firm, when we need reliable statistics on trends within the photo industry. Now you have an opportunity to influence futurepro...

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Ron Eggers Posted: Dec 26, 2006 0 comments


The Topaz A2, which powers the Ringflash, is a full-size power pack
with 1600 ws output that features symmetrical/asymmetricalp...

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Posted: Mar 31, 2009 0 comments

Test Report

Tamron SP AF10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII LD Aspherical (IF) Super Wide, Lightweight Zoom

by George Schaub

There was time when those seeking super-wide lenses for APS-C size sensor cameras didn’t have much choice, but new light gathering systems that distribute light evenly from lens to sensor, as well as new...

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 25, 2005 0 comments

It's 10PM: Do You Know Where Your Pixels Are?

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Posted: Feb 27, 2007 1 comments

Printing Trends

by Ron Leach

Back in the "old days" of film, most photographers concentrated
on image capture, with "output" being limited to the relatively
few pros and enthusiasts with access to a darkroom. Things are a bit different
in today's digital world, with affordable inkjetprinters...

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Posted: Nov 27, 2007 0 comments

17-70mm
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Posted: Jun 30, 2009 2 comments

Equivalent Exposure

by George Schaub

Now we come to how ISO, aperture, and shutter speed relate to one another. They exist to balance the amount of light in the scene with the recording made by the sensor and ultimately made into an image file on the memory card. Your goal is to record the scene with as true and balanced a color and lightnessof...

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Posted: Jun 01, 2006 0 comments

June
2006

On the
Cover


This month's issue is dedicated to our coverage of the PMA Show, the largest
photo trade show in the US. We hope you'll enjoy this inside look at the
latest gear and...

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Ron Leach Posted: May 29, 2007 0 comments

Technology Paves the Path

by Ron Leach

A decade ago pundits were describing the business of photography as a "sunset
industry," suggesting that the "smart money" should look elsewhere
for innovation and profits. Then came the digital revolution which not only
changed the manner in which we capture, share...

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments

Think Negative

The Positive Power Of The Inverse Command

by Howard Millard

Since we were toddlers, we’ve all been told to think positive. I guess that in most situations that will serve you well. But photographically, you may want to ignore that advice. If you’re not entirely pleased with your latest picture...

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Posted: Feb 26, 2008 0 comments

Directional Light: Reveal & Obscure

By George Schaub

Think of how stage lighting adds to the drama of the scene or how a painting
by Rembrandt or Vermeer uses light in ways that draw the eye into and through
the frame. In every visual and many performing arts the use of bright and dark
values play an important role.In...

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Posted: Sep 29, 2009 0 comments

Industry Perspective

“Frankencamera” Could Revolutionize Photography

by Ron Leach

Scientists at Stanford University are attempting to revolutionize photography with the development of a unique “open-source” digital camera platform they say will provide programmers with the freedom to fine-tune acam...

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 27, 2005 0 comments

Commentary

A Look Back: Big Changes, but Some Things Have Remained the Same

by George Schaub

Thinking about the past is natural at this time of year, when part of what
we do is recognize change as being part of the natural cycle of life. In photography,
massive changes have taken place that affectedus...

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Posted: Aug 28, 2007 0 comments

On vacation trips in the US, France, and Canada over a six-month period, I
often left my D-SLR system behind and carried only two Panasonic digicams: the
Lumix DMC-FZ8 with a 12x zoom and the very compact DMC-TZ3 with a 10x zoom lens.
Like nearly all other tourists, I did not carry a tripod. Hence, I was particularly
interested in digicam featuresinte...

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