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Infrared Photography with the Sony a7R

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I’ve had a fascination with infrared (IR) photography for several years, but lurked from a safe distance. I finally took the plunge last year and had a Sony a7R camera body converted to IR. Like most of my adventures, this has been a learn-by-doing experiment, aided by online guides and tutorials. This article is a summary of my experience to date, with tips, workflow, and links to resources that might help prospective IR photographers. This is not a comprehensive tutorial, product review or user’s guide.
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Orton Technique

The Orton Technique action is an Adobe® Photoshop® action that automates the application of a technique, attributed to Michael Orton, that produces a “painterly, ethereal, and romantic” effect. More information on Orton imagery can be found here or by doing a Google search. To install the action, copy it to the Program Files>Adobe>Adobe Photoshop CS2>Presets>Photoshop Actions folder (PC) or to the Applications>Adobe Photoshop CS2>Presets>Photoshop Actions folder (Mac). Then load the action from the Photoshop actions fly-out menu. It will run on a PC running Windows XP and on a Mac running OS X. It has been tested with Photoshop CS2 and will soon will be tested with CS3.
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