The IR Challenge – WB

With infrared photography, it’s all about getting “white balance” correct in camera and/or post processing to bring about subtle faux colors when using a Standard IR 720nm filter.

As recommended by LifePixel (Daniel), I tried Nikon’s Capture NX-D software (free) to set the white balance.  See two images below.

Works well yet it expands my workflow, i.e. camera NEF raw files to Mac, opened in NX-D, save the TIF.files to Mac, import to Lightroom for file management, over to Photoshop and finally back to Lightroom.  Using NIK Viveza too for fine-tuning colors from Lightroom.

I’m pleased with the colors for non-B&Ws.  Still lots to learn.