As I journey down the IR path, I often stop to read IR posts on G+, YouTube videos,… to understand what I’ve gotten myself into with IR. Loving it.
However, I’ve been forewarned on multiple issues. Here are two I’ve come across:
- People: You never know what the person will look like with IR given skin tones, complexity, eyes, texture, thin/thick skin (see veins)… Here this gentlemen turned out with the “Plastic” look. However, I’ve had several smooth skin tones from IR. I’d say it’s a 50-50 crap shoot.
- Lens Flare: Although true for any lens/camera, it appears IR is more sensitive in my opinion given images to date. Of course shooting into the sun and/or not using your lens hood, you take on the risk. Sometimes lens flare is a good thing. Haven’t decided if the flare here adds or distracts from the image. (I lost my lens hood for this shot, now found)