Ideas On How To Get Started
Becoming A Photographer
by Sal Feliciano
I just show up. These are usually public events in which anyone can attend.
As long as you are not making a public spectacle of yourself, you should be be able to photograph the event. The last graduation I attended, as it turned out, was tough to photograph as the stage and lighting made conditions difficult. I knew by the stage layout and the cameras around me that the pictures from others were going to turn out less than acceptable.
Ideas On How To Start. »
By Brad Buskey
In my quest to play with filters, I figured my next step was to get an infrared filter. I read a bit
about them, and saw many statements of "they won't work on the G3 or most digital cameras." Ok, this is mostly correct. No, the G3 was not designed for IR photography, nor are most digital cameras. They have a filter at the CCD chip that filters out IR light to reduce the noise level. There are varying degrees of this technology. Some say the Minolta Dimage is a great IR camera as well as the Canon G1 and G2. I figured, if I could get the filter cheap enough, it did not hurt to try. I finally found the Hoya Infrared R72 filter on eBay for $30. Too good to pass up. My journey into the infrared world was about to begin.
Infrared Photoshop Action
IR Photography. »
By Brad Buskey
After reading Brad's article on Infrared Photography, download his Adobe Photoshop action that will switch the color channels, perform the auto levels along with color and contrast functions. Only the curves are necessary for manual adjustment.
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Download IR Photoshop Action. »