infrared for architecture

Infrared Capture for Photographing Architecture

We don’t necessarily think about using IR capture when taking everyday images of architecture. It can give you a different look. And I like it.

Always the difference will be dependent upon what the final image use will be. Since I am my client when doing architecture images for art presentation, I get to choose. I’ll show you a couple of different captures and let you decide. Let me know what you think.

weisman museum infrared imageWeisman Museum IR capture Lumix G6 Camera converted to Infrared Capture by LifePixel Processed in Adobe Camera RAW and Skylum (AKA MacPhun’s) Luminar

I think the infrared gave this image a bit of an otherworld feeling complementing otherworld style architecture.

weisman museum in minnesota color photoHere’s a color capture made with the Lumix GH5. Processed in Adobe Camera RAW and Skylum (AKA MacPhun’s) Luminar

I always try to work a subject over and above a straight-forward rendition. This includes different angles, framing, and processing. See a couple of images below for examples. I would have tried quite a few different ideas, but I stopped on my way to the airport and didn’t want to miss my flight. Art suffers from a tight schedule!

frederick weisman museum infrared photoWhile not showing off the architecture quite as much I feel the framing made for a more interesting photo.

tree detail weisman museum imageDetails can always add to the story. I liked the barren tree against the architecture in this image.

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