Sunday, March 27, 2011

Processing an Infrared Photo

Originally an infrared photos is in Black & White used mainly for security and medical reason. Someone creative must have seen this kind of photo and divert the photo genre into an art expression in photography.

Photo below is an SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) infrared photo from my camera and unedited. Just to show you the original colour of my pulse infrared photo.

Then the photo was processed into a black and white infrared photo and it is already look good enough for me.

And this is what happened when we applied the standard swap channel to the original photo. You can easily google the process to learn the technique.

But, for me that was not enough since I like it to look more vibrant and colourful. I could not tell you the standard procedure on how to do it since every photo needs different touch and different treatment. It needs a lot of your own creativiy and color sense in producing a nice infrared edited photo. Just like an artist, that is where an infrared photographers are, painting the photo to produce a work art.

Go ahead you can download the original photo and edit it with your own style. Let me see your work by emailing the edited photo at

Model : Kasturi and Ummi
(a photographer friend - thank you Kas..& Ummi)
Location : Bulatan Nenas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
D80 Pulse Infrared for Color Infrared Photography
with Nikkor 18-105mm

Friday, March 25, 2011

Colors Everywhere

The quality of infrared photos in terms of the richness of colors depends heavily on the temperature of the situation when the shot was taken. It means IR photo taken during hot rays of sun in the morning will be different when taken in the middle of the day. And IR photo taken during sunny sunshine a lot better than during cloudy skies. Neverless, I would prefer an IR photo taken in bright sun than cloudy afternoon.

IR photos below taken at around 1.oo pm in the afternoon with hot bright sunshine. It is quite easy to manipulate the tones and shadows.

Location : Kg. Hungab, Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia

Photo below also taken during mid-day of bright sun shine...

Location : Anjung Senja, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

IR photo below is a good example of comparison of photos in bright sun and cloudy temperature. No matter how I tried to bring out the colors there is always a limit to what I can tweak. This photo was taken around 5.oo pm with cloudy and shady wheather. Moral of the story.....sun..sun and sun....I love sun....:)

Location : UMS Area, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

D80 Pulse Infrared Modified Camera with Nikkor 18-105mm
* thank you to infrared photographers, Zahar and Madyie for the tips...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Infrared Pre-Wedding

Location : UMS area, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Pre-Wedding of Tajul & Yusnie for the Pre-Wedding III programme by Jebat.Net Photography. Congratulations to the couple for agreeing to climb up and down the hill by the sea at UMS compound. Also thanks to Hafiz for showing the way and especially to two sweet girls in my pre-Wedding group photographers, Kasturi Bintang Hati and Farhanah Ummi.....really nice working with you girls....

Close up potrait of Yusnie in outdoor setup. Infrared is very unique when used in potraiture. She looks gorgeous and elegant..!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sabaria & Rahim : The Wedding

An aura of a glamourous wedding, a feeling of warmth, cozziness but elegant at the same time. And that is exactly what I feel when looking at these photos taken during a night wedding party of Sabaria and Rahim at Sandakan, Sabah. How a different lens used able to deliver a different mood and feel to photos, and this is the power of 50mm.....I simply loved it!

The gorgeous couple so sweet and they are truly a lovely couple.

Some people might againsts these style of photos and preferred a razor sharp edge to edge and say no to wash out or blown out color photos. Its all comes back to your taste, your style and what do you want to be captured exactly in your precious moment of wonderful wedding day. If I can turned back the clock to the time when I am getting married (wahahahahaha....) I would love to have these kind of style and many creative photographers out there will agree with me.. :) but...of course I also need those razor sharp photos too for the wedding journalism side...

More of Sabaria and Rahim's solemnation photos here.

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 50mm
Location : Kg. Sibait, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sabaria & Rahim

Wedding of Bee and Rahim on 11th March 2011 at Kg. Sibait, Sandakan, Sabah.

Congratulations my friend, may God bless both of you and be happy forever. Welcome to the club, geng!!! :D

A blurry and dreamy mode in photo below but I truly love the moment, her expression says 'Right beside you is where I belong...from this moment on.....'

A kiss in her forehead encraving a lifelong love together, such a sweet gesture. May Allah strengthen your love for each other forever no matter what the future will bring....

More Sabaria and Rahim's Wedding Party Photos here.

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 18-105mm and Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Location : Kg. Sibait, Mile10, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Glimpse of Heaven

If the heart is always searching,
Can you ever find a home?
I've been looking for that someone,
I'll never make it on my own
Dreams can't take the place of loving you,
There's gotta be a million reasons why it's true.

When you look me in the eyes,
And tell me that you love me.
Everything's alright,
When you're right here by my side.
When you look me in the eyes,
I catch a glimpse of heaven.
I find my paradise,
When you look me in the eyes.

How long will I be waiting
To be with you again?
Gonna tell you that I love you,
In the best way that I can.
I can't take a day without you here,
You're the light that makes my darkness disappear.

More and more I start to realize,
I can reach my tomorrow,
I can hold my head up high,
And it's all because you're by my side.

* beautiful song by Jonas Brothers

Location : Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Rosa and Azlan Pre-Wedding
Nikon D90 with Tokina 11-16mm
Tag-Along with OP Dewi Kencana


the more powerful the photo, the less it makes viewers think about photographic technique, and the more viewers tend to think of the subject matter, with technique forgotten.

Harold Davis (Photo.Net)

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