In the past week I have had cause to talk about infra-red photography three times. So feeling inspired after re-reading a book called “Infra-red Photography – a complete workshop guide” by my good friend Hugh Milsom MFIAP I thought I would have a go. The book is about film based IR photography but with lots of tips and great portfolios of pictures.
As there was strong directional lighting yesterday evening I took my IR converted camera body to an area of Bristol docks I do not normally use on my ABC of CameraWork courses (see my website for details). IR photography is usually light foliage and dark skies, I wanted a different look. Hence why I chose Architecture.
I would normally use a 10-22mm lens on a converted 20D body but I have lent this lens to friend, so I used a 24-105mm lens at 24mm (38mm equivalent on full frame) which turned out to be semi telephoto for my purposes. When I do this location again I will either use the 10-22mm (16-35mm equivalent) or may be a 12-24mm (19-38mm equivalent).
A quote I came across today may be useful to you “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand.
A big hello to all the new followers of my blog this week.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2014