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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Wed 27-Feb-13 11:20 PM
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"Infrared Portrait "
Wed 27-Feb-13 11:24 PM by domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
          

I posted a version of this in the portrait and studio photography forum but I thought I would share this one with the infrared group. This is an impromptu portrait of my friend Vicki. For those of you who are wondering, Vicki's hair is white and her eyes are brown. Interesting things happen in IR photography.

IR captures produce porcelain-like skin tones and I just went with it. Post processing included levels, contrast, sharpening, and BW conversion in Adobe CS5. At the end, I threw away the green and blue channels as Mark (LastDaylight)suggested. (and you thought I wasn't paying attention!)

D90IR (720nm filter), 105mm f/2.8 VR, f/3.0, 1/125 sec, ISO 320, handheld.


Dan
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lastdaylight Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 09th Dec 2007Thu 28-Feb-13 02:41 AM
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Dallas, US
          

Love it, Dan. The eyes are wonderful, and that great IR porcelain skin... Maybe just a touch of focus softness around the nose - that might not be such a bad thing. I'd say, whatever processing technique you're using is working (And, I bet it's rare that you are accused of not paying attention.)


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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Thu 28-Feb-13 03:21 PM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Thanks again Mark. I was studying the IR portrait you posted in the "Favorite IR Photos from 2012" thread and tried to produce an image that was comparable. I did not quite make it with this one but I am getting better.

You are correct about the softness around the nose. There is not a lot of DOF at f/3 and I should have stopped down a bit more. My usual style is to try for a high contrast photo that is very sharp. After one of my previous portrait attempts, Vicki informed me that really sharp portraits are not very flattering. I probably overcompensated on this one.

Thanks for your comments.

Dan
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NanoMeter Registered since 17th May 2012Thu 28-Feb-13 07:48 AM
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Dan, Really nice IR portrait, it really brings out the eyes!

  

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Thu 28-Feb-13 03:24 PM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Thanks Steve. I appreciate your comments.

Dan
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matcam Silver Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007Fri 01-Mar-13 04:54 PM
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cambridge, US
          

Very nice Dan. The eyes really are exceptional and command attention. I find it impossible to linger on any other area of the face - my gaze immediately snaps back to those "windows to the soul".

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Fri 01-Mar-13 11:07 PM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Thanks Matt. I know what you mean. If you get a chance, take a look at Mark's portrait from this forum. It provides an excellent example of how these "windows to the soul" are revealed in IR. Here is the link.
http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=214&topic_id=1785&mesg_id=1785&page=5

Thanks again.

Dan
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matcam Silver Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007Sat 02-Mar-13 03:12 AM
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cambridge, US
          

Thanks Dan. That's a very imformative post. Can't wait to try some of portraits of my own.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Sat 02-Mar-13 07:30 PM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Looking forward to seeing the results!

Dan
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swampwizard Registered since 04th Nov 2012Mon 04-Mar-13 11:14 AM
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Atlanta, US
          

Dan, That is a great portrait.

  

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Wed 06-Mar-13 12:45 AM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Charles (swmpwizard),
Thank you for taking the time to comment. IR does some interesting things with skin tones.

Dan
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Cavy2 Silver Member Awarded for her continuing willingness to keep on learning and to share her knowledge with others in the Nikonians spirit Nikonian since 02nd Aug 2006Thu 21-Mar-13 09:04 PM
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Newtown, US
          

Very nicely done Dan! Exceptional detail in the eyes.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Fri 22-Mar-13 01:54 AM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Thanks Kathy,
I still go back and look at the portrait of your daughter and the cat. I have not been able to reproduce the gorgeous eyelashes but its not for the lack of trying.

Thanks for commenting.

Dan
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tekneektom Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011Fri 22-Mar-13 02:06 AM
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Wonderful image! Fabulous eyes.

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domer2760 Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010Sat 23-Mar-13 01:27 AM
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Ann Arbor, US
          

Thanks Tom.
I appreciate your comments.

Dan
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