Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wide Spectrum and Infrared photography offers me the ability to extend my normal shooting days into the heat of the day. The hotter the sun is shining and the longer it shines on a typical landscape the better it is for IR. I've also found little difference between wide spectrum and capturing color using a "hot mirror" on the lens. However there can be enough of a difference to capture in both wave lengths.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
f/16. 1/500 ISO 100
590nm (taken sometime after 12:30 P.M.)
I test the way I shoot so there's no graphs or brick walls. I shoot landscape, nature and wildlife (in that order) so when I get a new piece of equipment I run everything through in that order. My question(s) are simple; will it work for me. How much (if any) will I need to change my workflow, both in capture and processing. And will it make me money.
I've been shooting with a Phase One digital back for several years and have gotten quite comfortable in a workflow that, well works for me. This was my first opportunity to try a Leaf digital back and was very pleased. I found working it was intuitive and easy. Instead of a menu that scrolls up and down like my IQ180 this one swipes much like reading a book. While I personally don't care much for CMOS and cropped sensors I really like this one; I think it has more to do with it being Wide Spectrum. I also found tethering to my Surface Pro 3 as easy as with my IQ180. The ability of live view is what sets this apart. IR filters have a tenacity to shift focus ever so slightly. The ability to change into a live view mode, double tap the screen and check focus all within seconds made using this digital back a pure joy. The screen was usable in bright noon day as well as inside a dark building.
This is just part one, so stay tuned for more.