Digital Infrared 01

This week I have a special challenge for you. I ask you to purchase an infrared filter or if you have multiple camera bodies, have one converted to infrared and start taking images. If you use the filter you will get an image like this one.

Digital Infrared 01a

Don’t worry, this is normal. Now you have to convert it to monochrome and take the red cast out. Look on  or use other resources to see how it can be done. Go to for how to take infrared images using a filter and go to how to edit your images.

Of course, there are other ways to edit your infrared images. I prefer tinkering with the channel mixer in Photoshop. My preferred setting is

Red Channel: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 100

Blue Channel: Red 100, Green 100, Blue 100

Green Channel: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 100

This exercise is a lot of fun and you can learn a lot practicing infrared photography. Here is my final image!

Digital Infrared 01b

Enjoy and keep on photographing!

Shoes in the Streets 01

I challenge you to photographs shoes that people are wearing while they are are walking or standing in the streets. This exercise requires you to go out and have your camera ready at all times. What kind of f-stop are you using, what exposure time and ISO setting? Try different setting and study the results.

Shoes in the Streets 01

I started out photographing at crossings. People were standing and waiting for the green light. that gave me plenty of time to compose my shot.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!