Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In My Library: Takegreatpictures.com Newsletter

Copyright © Image by Tim Grey

Last week's issue of my takegreatpictures.com newsletter had a great article from digital photography guru Tim Grey sharing step-by-step instructions for adding a dreamy infrared effect to a regular photograph.

Infrared is a hot look right now in digital imagery, but this article proved that you don't need costly software to achieve the effect. Some simple steps in Photoshop will simulate it equally well using adjustment layers and channels. I have yet to truly venture into Lightroom as I'm still having so much fun learning insider Photoshop tricks just like these. Try using this technique on greenery and other foliage in some of your landscape photography.

Copyright © Image by Tim Grey

If Photoshop isn't your bag, try using an IR filter such as a HOYA R72, which was used to capture this image from discoversomething.com.



Copyright © Image by discoversomething.com

Get more inspiration from checking out this gallery, "The Beauty of Infrared," by J. Andrzej Wrotniak. It was fun for me as a portrait photographer to learn from Wrotniak that the technique can also be used when shooting people, transforming skin into blemish-free porcelain.

Copyright © J. Andrzej Wrotniak

3 comments:

Rick Rosenshein said...

Great blog and beautiful photographs. Keep up the good job and Thank you for sharing it with others.

Sheba Wheeler said...

Thanks Rick! I really appreciate your kind words and the encouragement!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Interesting. I'll have to check that out.

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