On May 9th, I hosted an Infrared Photography Live Stream Q&A. I answered questions from viewers, answer questions from previous videos, and did some troubleshooting on viewer images. Below are some of the questions addressed in the stream with the approximate timestamp for each.
0:01:52Can you use PhotoLab DxO for Infrared? Here is a video I did reviewing PhotoLab DxO for Infrared. I had forgotten this in the Live Stream, but the main issue that I had with DxO is no support for Fuji X-Trans raw.
0:02:40Do I need to setup a custom white balance in camera? Should I set a white balance with the filter in place? Should I shoot white, a gray card, green foliage or grass for the custom profile? In addition to the answer in the live stream, you don’t need to set a white balance when shooting an image specifically used to create a profile.
0:06:04What is the cost for getting into Infrared Photography?
0:07:42Do you need a profile for each filter that you own? I have a complete set of Life Pixel filters and I’m wondering if one profile (for the camera) would be enough.
0:10:20How do I rate images in Lightroom and why?
0:13:38Where do I put the profile files in Windows? Paths detailed here
0:17:25Can you help to edit a photo shot with a Canon T6i?
0:20:31Do you have a preference between Lightroom and Photoshop?
0:20:15MaxMax, Kolari, LifePixel, which is best?
0:23:34Often when I shoot at 590 nm and zoom into 100% in Photoshop, my sky is all blotchy, mostly when I convert to black and white.
0:29:20Can I just edit infrared image in Lightroom or do I need Photoshop?
0:30:25What is the best Canon wide angle lens for infrared? See Lenses for Infrared Photography
0:32:34Do you save in PSD or some other format like TIF?
0:34:05Have you considered aerial photography?
0:35:45What filters can you use with an unconverted camera? Looking at an uploaded image, probably a 590 nm filter used on an unconverted camera, which does not work well.
0:43:14Do you prefer to use a zoom or a prime? What is your favorite focal length to use in infrared?
0:46:22Is there a way to tell what the conversion is on a used camera?
0:47:48I’m considering converting a Nikon Z50. Is this good for infrared?
0:49:17What filter, if any, do you favor, 590 nm?
0:53:45Do I need to use a high quality filter?
0:57:30Do you convert from color to black and white or shoot at 850 nm?
1:00:50What is the result of stacking two 590 nm filters or two 665 nm filters?
1:04:26The download link for the Adobe DNG Profile Editor is broken. Can you send me a copy of the program?
1:05:29Audio drops while talking about the Infrared Profile Pack.
1:08:48I’m having a camera converted to 590 nm. Can I use a 720 nm external lens filter to get 720 nm style images? Can I use a 470 nm filter?
1:10:20How can an unconverted camera capture IR light when there is a hot mirror that is blocking the IR light?
1:15:34What is the purpose of swapping channels?
1:21:40Can I change colors on a non-infrared image?
1:24:05Do you use the Nik Collection? See video on Silver Efex Pro.
1:25:10In LR, what is the difference between converting to Black and White and using the B&W Infrared preset?
1:26:20What tool or system do you use to color calibrate your monitor? There are numerous calibration tools from modest to very pricey. Any recommendation or instruction on the best approach?
1:28:08Why doesn’t Adobe expand the range of the White Balance Temperature slider? How do profiles work?
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