I’ve been the last two days at the University of Melbourne for a documentary film making course, and in my spare time I shot some infrared images of the university. Here is a selection of them. They were taken with my converted for IR Canon 350D using a 720nm IR filter in the body and [...]
Here I present the initial test results of shooting infrared with a Sony a77 dSLR camera, using a Hoya R72 IR filter. The Sony is a nice camera for shooting IR, with the tilting screen. Leaving the camera in Program mode it gave an exposure of 20 seconds, f5.6 and 100ISO in a part cloudy [...]
While I haven’t had a chance to test one yet I found a review on the ProPhoto website of the Phase One P45 Achromatic+ back. While the review has some problems, it does cover the features of this back which might appeal to well healed mono and IR photographers.
I will be doing a 1.5 hour webinar on how to do digital infrared photography on Wednesday March 9 at 1pm CST time in the US. This is 6am Thursday 10th of March Australian Eastern Summer Time. The webinar covers what you need to do infrared with a digital camera, tricks of exposure and how [...]
Wayne is doing an IR photography webinar on Thursday 20th at 6PM US Central Standard Time, which is 11am Friday 21st Australian Eastern Summer Time. The webinar runs for 1.5 hours and covers IR photography and how to get going on it. More details and booking are on this website.
For us creative types there is a real compulsion to create. Exercising our creativity is also a key to maintaining our balance and harmony.
Here is an assortment of landscape images I shot recently on my converted 350D.
In the area around Creswick in central Victoria there are the often large remains of tailings from the gold mines that dotted the area in the 19th Century. These are called Mullock Heaps and mainly consist of overlying rock and quartz. While to some these are a blot on the rural landscape, to a photographer [...]
The Lensbaby Fisheye optic for the Composer and Muse (with adapter) is a 12mm focal length, 160 degree circular fisheye lens. See the full review in a longer article.
I’ve been working through the backlog of images I have shot over the last 3 months or so. Here are a couple of macro shots taken with my infrared converted Canon 350D digital camera and a Canon 100mm macro lens.
I entered a series of 10 infrared images I took with the Lumix G1 into the competition and I was one of the 50 winners. This was an international competition run from the Australia office.
Over the last couple of weeks I got out a few times to do some panorama photography with the Gigapan Epic and my converted for infrared photography Canon 350D.
Like we always do, we tested the Panasonic G1 over an extended time for its infrared photography potential.
Photography can be a social activity. Doing some photography as part of a group can have many benefits.
As the weather and my schedule have permitted, I have been out doing panorama photography with my IR converted Canon 350D and a slightly modified Gigapan Epic motorized panorama platform. A fairly calm and sunny day allowed me some time in the Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne.
Finally the combination of teaching commitments and bad weather gave me a break and let me get out with my modified GigaPan Epic motorized panorama platform and my converted for infrared photography Canon 350D.
The GigaPan Epic is designed to only handle smaller compact digital cameras. But a bit of ingenuity allowed me to use my Canon 350D, which was converted for infrared photography, with the Epic to produce IR panoramas.
MaxMax.com, the people who converted my 350D and will do my next camera, also sell filters. I’ve been testing a number of their infrared filters of late and the first one I will talk about is their unusual XDP filter.
Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of photography out in the country. Some of this has been of wild areas but much of it has been the rural farm country. I shot with my converted for infrared Canon 350D digital camera, mostly with either my Canon 100-400mm L series lens or with [...]
Yesterday I needed to get out for some emotional recovery time doing photography. So I spent the day till the weather closed in too much driving through the country around Gisborne and Romsey in Central Victoria.
Late March, as part of my healing through photography process, I was up the You Yangs, a granite outcropping outside of Melbourne. From there I took this shot of Melbourne with my IR converted 350D and my 100-400 lens. [geo_mashup_map]
The Black Saturday bushfires in central Victoria occurred on the 7th of February, 2009. The day had temperatures that peaked at 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 Fahrenheit) and very high winds.
Mid February I managed to escape for a day from the hassles I was having with websites (DIMi had been hacked somehow and I was putting it all back together). So I went up country into central Victoria (Australia) for a day of shooting with various cameras.
An old technique has a new lease on life in the digital world of Photoshop to create interesting images from both compact digital cameras and from dSLRs. Back in the dark ages when I shot film I used a creative technique called tri-color photography. In this technique I would set my camera, then a wonderful [...]
I do love infrared photography. So when testing other cameras I still had my IR camera handy. Last weekend I was out in the country. I had a number of cameras in for testing, specifically the Olympus E-510, Nikon D300 and Sony a350, and so decided to head off to my favorite bit of the [...]
It is autumn in Australia and I was curious to see how the landscape would render in infrared. It is autumn in Australia and I decided to head off on Saturday out of Melbourne to Mount Macedon, a cooler area that also has a lot of European trees. I was very curious to see how [...]
A day out shooting at Hanging Rock with my infrared converted Canon 350D camerarnHanging Rock is an amazing place. Though most people have heard of it as a result of the amazing fictional book and movie, Hanging Rock is a weird place in real life. [geo_mashup_map] Last Saturday we went for a family drive through [...]