Processing the infrared image


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Processing the infrared image

Once you've shot an infrared image, that is once you've shot an image through an infrared filter, you'll end up with something like this. It is very, very red, and it needs a lot of work to get it into a finished useable image. As you can see, this particular camera filter combination did not really yield me any color at all. Sometimes, if your infrared filtering doesn't have to be so small, you will actually see some traces of other hues. This is so strongly red. We're not going to pull any other color out of it, so this is going to end up a black and white image.

I'm going to open this up in Photoshop. It is a RAW image just like any other, and I can edit it just like any other RAW image. I'm going to try to pull some of those over-exposed highlights down. They're not horribly clipped. It's just the red channel oddly enough, no surprise there. But I can still take that over-exposure out just to make sure that those highlights aren't blown out to co...

Processing the infrared image
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Processing the infrared image provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

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