Thanks. Please send a private message when you are having an outing.
>I shoot many a wedding and portrait there... > >I also have a converted D90, although to 715nm. Let's touch >base, maybe we can do an IR photo shoot sometime. I know >several other IR photographers in this area and we get >together on occasion. > >Luis Gonzalez >Everlasting Photography, Inc.
My camera is a D90 with a LifePixel Super Color Filter. The major steps of my workflow are as follows:
White balance in post processing using NX2 since my camera can not auto WB
Import into LR for cataloging, and on a case by case basis, I may adjust exposure, shadows, and highlights (based on experience)
Open in Photoshop
Swap Red/Blue channel
Adjust levels if necessary
Adjust Hue and Saturation to taste on the Faux Color version
Use photosop tools and plugins such as Color Efex, Viveza, and/or Topaz Clarity if desired; with masking as necessary
If I like the Faux Color, will sharpen and save it, and undo the sharpen
I convert to BW using NIK Silver eFex and sharpen the BW if necessary
flatten the Photoshop layers and save
perform final tuning of the image in LR if necessary
While the above describes the major parts of my workflow, I must admit in reality the workflow is a not a true step by step recipe. By that I mean my actual processing of any particular image is a little more free form using additional steps or skipping steps as the image requires. As my grandmother always would do when she was baking - no written recipe, use a dash of this, a pinch of that, and stir until you like the taste. Pastry never tasted exactly the same when baked, but it was still really good.
There is a pinned topic by Rick describing how to WB in Lightroom and Photoshop. I have used his method with some degree of success. Now that NX2 is running more reliably on my desktop, I have used NX2 more recently. WB using either method has relative advantages and has been discussed in other topics in this forum.
>Both the versions are excellent. > >Which IR filter is your camera converted to? >Would you mind explaining step by step your workflow? It would >certainly help newbies like me.