Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Infrared conversion camera

These images are the first few I've shot with a CanonG7 converted to infrared...which simply means that the infrared filter has been removed from the camera sensor professionally...I have long been fascinated with this spectrum of photography so this is a real treat for me...there is something bizarre and unique about shooting infrared and since there is no better time than summer, it should be a lot of fun...the image with the blue sky is the result of swapping the red/blue channels in the channel mixer of Photoshop..

Monday, June 6, 2011

the ferns of June

The bracken fern are beautiful in early June..especially after a night with rain or moisture.  I love the sinuous curves and enigmatic shapes they create.  When shooting this type of plant, it is important to underexpose the images since the background is sometimes cluttered with brush and other plants. By shooting a little dark, with only a touch of sun on the edges of ferns, as in this image, it is easy to use levels or curves to darken the background and keep the image simple.