When shooting Doa in downtown Austin recently I brought my converted Infrared Camera and tried taking IR Portraits for the first time. I had some great results! A few of the pics I have to save for my up and coming IR Photography book to be published by Focal Press. But here I can show you how beautiful an IR Portrait looks.
Most shots have to be converted to B&W. But you can also go with Sepia..and a slight chance a color version may work! The key to such a shot is that the IR filter makes the skin look silky and smooth. No touch up needed. I had Doa pose in many ways…looking at the camera and not. I found out that a direct view of the eyes is not a good thing in IR. It looks too harsh and zombie like. Above you can see she is looking away…safe! It was a great learning experience!
The next step in my IR portraits is to get a couple pose with foliage in the background. Now that will be sweet! I’ll post a version when I get one here! Enjoy!