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Infrared Portrait - CloseUp

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Fen, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    A close up portrait shot of a friend. This was taken using a Nikon D80 that I have had converted to infrared.

    I know that infrared is mainly used for landscape photography, but I love the effect that it has on the skin, hair and especially the eyes.


    Nikon D80 - IR Converted 720mn
    Nikkor 50mm f/2.8
    ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/50s

    Comments/Critique welcomed...
  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yes, I love it too.
    I remember doing some IR baby shots way back in the 1980s, on film. It was interesting!
    Some surprises are good.

  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Love that. Suits the model (the actor?) very well.
  4. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    I certainly don't dislike it, Fen because it is interesting, but I've seen the original which I have to say I prefer.
  5. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Er, this is an original, not a conversion. ;)
  6. Parsen66

    Parsen66 Well-Known Member

    That works really really well. Never seen IR on portraits before, think I'd like to see some more now.
  7. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    It's great fun, but it can make the eyes go completely black, which is unnerving.

    Done properly, it can be ethereal - as here.
  8. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Then I've been seeing a double as Fen has pictured this gent before or else age is affecting me more than I realised.
  9. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I think he has more than the one shot of him!
  10. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Yeah, sorry, my pedantry at it again. ;)
  11. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    I have posted photographs of him before, but not this one.

    The other were taking with a normal Nikon D800. This one was taken with a IR converted Nikon D80.

    All that has been done to is is adjust the brightness and contrast. Other than that it is straight out of the camera :)
  12. alfbranch

    alfbranch Well-Known Member

    I like this its a nice usage of IR.

    I would like a IR converted camera.
  13. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    The only reason I'm not blown away by this is that I've seen your earlier photos of this chap (name escapes me...). It's a charming portrait in it's own right, and the IR makes it strange and ethereal.

  14. henniehendrik

    henniehendrik Well-Known Member

    Count who??
    very diff indeed.:)

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