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Rohinton_Mehta Silver Member  Mumbai, IN  Nikonian since 16th Feb 2002 Sun 13-Oct-13 01:44 PM
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I am very new to IR photography.

Please comment on my picture – does it look like a proper IR image? Am I missing out on something?

Rohinton

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Reply message RE: Help required RAJMiller Gold Member Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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RAJMiller Gold Member Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Boddelwyddan, UK  Nikonian since 05th Jun 2006 Mon 14-Oct-13 01:40 PM
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Hi there, that is how a B&W Infrared photo looks. Are you using an Infrared filter or an adapted DSLR?

"I take photos of what I like, If
someone else likes it - that's a bonus!"
Andy M

Nikon D800 etc More than enough.
My Gallery http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/useralbums.php

  

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Rohinton_Mehta Silver Member  Mumbai, IN  Nikonian since 16th Feb 2002 Mon 14-Oct-13 02:54 PM
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I am using a D200 converted by Life Pixel using the Super Colour IR filter.

I just don''t know how to create a false-colour IR image.

I have created the required profile using the DNG Profile Editor from Adobe.

Would really appreciate step-by-step instructions to create coloured IR.

I am using Photoshop CS6

Thanks in advance.

Rohinton

  

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RAJMiller Gold Member Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Boddelwyddan, UK  Nikonian since 05th Jun 2006 Tue 15-Oct-13 08:01 PM
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Can i refer you to something I posted here in Nikonians about three years ago
https://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=214&topic_id=1354

I hope this helps - If you want = get back to me and I can direct you to some free photoshop actions for Infrared
Andrew

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someone else likes it - that's a bonus!"
Andy M

Nikon D800 etc More than enough.
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Rohinton_Mehta Silver Member  Mumbai, IN  Nikonian since 16th Feb 2002 Wed 16-Oct-13 04:49 AM
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Thank you RAJMiller,

Very useful information.

Rohinton

  

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NanoMeter   US  Registered since 17th May 2012 Thu 17-Oct-13 01:51 AM
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Very nice image.
Your B&W IR looks like a 830nm/850nm IR shot, rather than a 590nm IR ("Super-Color") shot. So I am not sure how you are arriving at the B&W version. Regardless, here is the best process to use:

Shoot in RAW.
Load the RAW file (NEF file) into Nikon Capture NX2 (CNX2).
Camera Settings > White Balance > Set Color Temperature > Set Gray Point > Marquee Sample >
click Start
click/hold down mouse left button on upper corner of pic, hold down and drag to opposite bottom corner of pic, release button, wait.
This will optimally white balance the pic better than anything you can do in the camera or anywhere else.

Load that pic into Photoshop
Use CNX2 > file > Open With..
Or Save to TIFF file (16 bit), then open TIFF in Photoshop.

In Photoshop, basic process is this:
Auto-Levels
Swap the Red and Blue channels if you want to change the sky from brown to blue, and foliage from turquoise/blue to yellow.

Please view LifePixel's video tutorial page, watch video #10 down from top.

You may not own CNX2, but there are trial copies, so try it and you will like the way it works.

If you want the B&W look, then just stick with what you are doing, because it looks great.

You can also convert the color versions to B&W however you want, like with Photoshop, or in CNX2, etc..





  

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Rohinton_Mehta Silver Member  Mumbai, IN  Nikonian since 16th Feb 2002 Thu 17-Oct-13 02:04 AM
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Thank you Steve.

I appreciate your help.

Rohinton

  

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Rohinton_Mehta Silver Member  Mumbai, IN  Nikonian since 16th Feb 2002 Fri 18-Oct-13 04:43 AM
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Would it matter if Nikon Capture NX is used instead of NX2? Would I lose out on anything?

Rohinton

  

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community   Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005 Fri 18-Oct-13 12:09 PM
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I think Capture NX has the capability to do channel swapping, but it has a lot less functionality than Capture NX2. I think upgrading to NX2 will give you a lot more flexibility in editing images.

This image would be a lot stronger if you could darken the path. You can do that with a color image in Capture NX2 before you convert to B&W.

Are you shooting monochrome images in your D200 or converting to B&W in post processing? I often shoot monochrome images in the camera, but edit the images by converting to a standard or neutral picture control and then editing using the color file. With a B&W file, selective editing is much more difficult and channel swapping is not possible.


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Rohinton_Mehta Silver Member  Mumbai, IN  Nikonian since 16th Feb 2002 Fri 18-Oct-13 12:33 PM
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I am shooting in RAW and then converting to B&W in post-processing.

In the technical specifications of NX and NX2, it mentions 32-bit operating system. I am using Windows with 64-bit system. I have Capture NX (which I had taken off because it was too slow on my earlier computer) and now I will upgrade to NX2, after I get your confirmation that NX2 is okay with a 64-bit system. Thank you.

Rohinton

  

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community   Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005 Fri 18-Oct-13 12:59 PM
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There is no problem with Capture NX2 on 64 bit systems. I'm running Capture NX2 on Windows 8. The current version is much faster than NX or early NX2 versions.

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NanoMeter   US  Registered since 17th May 2012 Sat 19-Oct-13 12:56 AM
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I have not tried Capture NX, it is no longer for sale.
This link has a 60 day trial version of CNX2:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61

  

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