Category Archives: Experiments

How To fix Infrared Hotspots using Adobe Lightroom

Infrared hotspots are a known problem with converted cameras. Some lenses are more prone to it than others (See a relevant discussion here, and a list of lenses with their relative performance here). Certainly in smaller converted cameras, it’s a … Continue reading

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Lifting the fog

I read somewhere that Infrared film was used in WW2, and later, for aerial and reconnaissance photography. A recent experiment I did, shows clearly why: These two shots are taken at the same time from the same spot using the … Continue reading

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Ultra macro setup – continued…

Still working on the setup to prepare for real close insect macros. As you saw in the previous blog, the bellows + Reversal Ring + 50mm lens gave a great magnification, but was rather a rather cumbersome beast. So, the … Continue reading

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Ultra macro setup

A friend pointed me to a superb collection of insect macro photographs by Thomas Shahan on flickr. So, I decided to try and re-create his setup and see what happens… So to start with, here is the setup: Front to … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass – How I did it…

Several people asked me to explain how I did my “Through the looking glass” self-portrait (you can find the final on RedBubble here: Through the looking glass) It isn’t really complicated and you can do this with any editing software … Continue reading

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Colour IR – How I did it…

Before I start, let me say: Color IR is hit-and-miss for me. Sometimes it produces spectacular results, and sumetimes it’s just rubbish! Also, what works here wont work for every image, so experiment! I’m just going to walk through one … Continue reading

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