Rob Shea

Infrared Photography May Update

Published almost 2 years ago • 3 min read

Color Doesn't Exist: A Practical Guide to Infrared Photography

That is the name of my new infrared photography book! This tome packs everything that I have learned into 25 chapters and over 50,000 words! As the name suggests, this is a practical guide, for all skill levels, that covers every aspect from the foundation, equipment, shooting, and editing. When will it be available? The manuscript is complete. The copy is edited. It is now in layout and design. I'll provide updates as we move through production and get closer to the launch. I can't wait for you to see it!

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10 Ways to Add Contrast to Infrared Images

In this video, I cover ten, ok, more than ten, ways to add contrast to dull flat raw infrared images in Lightroom Classic. It starts with the obvious, gets more advanced, and may even offer options you didn't know existed!

10 Ways to Add Contrast to Infrared Images video

See the before and after images

Kase IR720 Infrared Filter Review, Winter Shooting & Hot Spots

A review of the Kase IR720 720nm high-pass infrared filter. I also cover shooting infrared in the winter, fixing hot spots, and the challenges of shooting infrared with some unconverted cameras.

Kase IR720 filter video

Sample images with the Kast IR7720 Infrared filter

Used Infrared Gear from KEH

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I've purchased many infrared filters and lenses from KEH. Here is a selection of currently available infrared gear.


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Rob Shea

Infrared Photography

Rob wrote the book on infrared photography, the definitive guide for photographers new to and experienced with infrared photography. Improve your photography with tutorials, photo shooting and editing guides, tips, tricks, raw editor reviews, and product reviews. Free downloads to help you to process infrared images. New techniques to simplify the complex editing workflow for color infrared images in Adobe Lightroom. Sign up for my newsletter! You can see the prior newsletters below.

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Best Raw Editor for Infrared This latest video introduces my new summary of raw editors for infrared photography. This blog page lists the licensing, platforms, white balance, color swapping, and my recommendations for popular raw editors. Raw Editors for Infrared Photography Visible Diffraction Calculator (Sneak Peek)! I've built a new website that calculates diffraction for your camera and infrared filter! Select your camera and filter. The calculator will let you know which f-stops you can...

16 days ago • 1 min read

Color Doesn't Exist Audiobook The audiobook edition of Color Doesn't Exist: A Practical Guide to Infrared Photography is now available. You can hear a sample chapter in this video. You can also listen to the sample chapter at $17.95 Color Doesn’t Exist: A Practical Guide to Infrared Photography (Audiobook) Even for experienced photographers, infrared presents many challenges. The path to great images is filled with twists,... Read more Get it now! Now accepting PayPal...

23 days ago • 2 min read

DxO PhotoLab 7 for Infrared Photography I'm in the middle of a blizzard, so I'll take advantage of this time by continuing to look at various raw editors for infrared photography. In this video, I explore DxO PhotoLab 7 and the key features for IR editing, including white balance capabilities, color swap options, and contrast adjustments. I compare the Essential and Elite editions of DxO PhotoLab and discuss the additional plugins and collections offered by DxO. If you are interested in...

3 months ago • 1 min read
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