February 2013, most of the days, the raining is still coming in Yogyakarta and make me course being difficult to perform photography sessions with my the Nikon D800 and Nikon D3. Even so, I tried to do Infrared photography session in the southern of Yogyakarta, that Eastern area of Bantul.
I drive down to Kraton Yogyakarta, keep heading south to Jalan Parangtritis – finally, I decided to go to the west where karst hills viewed that are characteristic of the “Gunung Kidul” area. In some spots seem to rice field with small shacks where brick manufacturing building materials, makes me interested to shoot them. the picture format is JPG files selection cause the original file will make green (cool colors) will be replaced by the color blue, and sky blue will be replaced by red. This color tone is a characteristic of Goldie infrared photo.
After exploring a few spots and took some shots, then I returned home in the evening. Download all the photo files from the camera to the Macbook Pro and take rest at night. The next day, I tried to process some file with my standard infrared process.
- At first, I corrected the original photos with Adobe Camera Raw ver 6.7. This step is aimed at correcting basic of photography such as: exposure, brightness, curve, level, crop, spot removal, etc.
- The next stage is to open a file that has been corrected by Adobe Camera Raw before with Adobe Photoshop CS5. File photo will process with Infra Red Standard Editing, such as Color Swap Red & Blue channel, Hue & Saturation Adjusting, smoothly color balance.
- Then final step, save them in a Photoshop file (*. PSD). The last step is to change the file format *. JPG for printing big size and/or small *. JPG format for sharing your website or social networking.
Please noted, all the infrared photos in this page are shot with Nikon D80 DSLR camera that has been converted into Goldie Infrared cameras & lenses Nikkor AFS 18-135mm, f/3.5-5.6G DX. Post processing performed by Apple Macbook Pro 15 “, Intel Core i5 processor (2.53GHz), 8GB DDR3 RAM.
Sad Agus InfraRed©
Nikon D80, Goldie Infrared Converted
Yogyakarta, February 2013.