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.
Don’t worry, this is normal. Now you have to convert it to monochrome and take the red cast out. Look on youtube.com or use other resources to see how it can be done. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMP3C3y8o_E for how to take infrared images using a filter and go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3zR2ceOZWU 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!
Enjoy and keep on photographing!