On May 9th, I hosted an Infrared Photography Live Stream Q&A. I answered questions from viewers, answer questions from previous videos, and did some troubleshooting on viewer images. Below are some of the questions addressed in the stream with the approximate timestamp for each.

  • 0:01:52 Can you use PhotoLab DxO for Infrared? Here is a video I did reviewing PhotoLab DxO for Infrared. I had forgotten this in the Live Stream, but the main issue that I had with DxO is no support for Fuji X-Trans raw.
  • 0:02:40 Do I need to setup a custom white balance in camera? Should I set a white balance with the filter in place? Should I shoot white, a gray card, green foliage or grass for the custom profile? In addition to the answer in the live stream, you don’t need to set a white balance when shooting an image specifically used to create a profile.
  • 0:06:04 What is the cost for getting into Infrared Photography?
  • 0:07:42 Do you need a profile for each filter that you own? I have a complete set of Life Pixel filters and I’m wondering if one profile (for the camera) would be enough.
  • 0:10:20 How do I rate images in Lightroom and why?
  • 0:13:38 Where do I put the profile files in Windows? Paths detailed here
  • 0:17:25 Can you help to edit a photo shot with a Canon T6i?
  • 0:20:31 Do you have a preference between Lightroom and Photoshop?
  • 0:20:15 MaxMax, Kolari, LifePixel, which is best?
  • 0:23:34 Often when I shoot at 590 nm and zoom into 100% in Photoshop, my sky is all blotchy, mostly when I convert to black and white.
  • 0:29:20 Can I just edit infrared image in Lightroom or do I need Photoshop?
  • 0:30:25 What is the best Canon wide angle lens for infrared? See Lenses for Infrared Photography
  • 0:32:34 Do you save in PSD or some other format like TIF?
  • 0:34:05 Have you considered aerial photography?
  • 0:35:45 What filters can you use with an unconverted camera? Looking at an uploaded image, probably a 590 nm filter used on an unconverted camera, which does not work well.
  • 0:43:14 Do you prefer to use a zoom or a prime? What is your favorite focal length to use in infrared?
  • 0:46:22 Is there a way to tell what the conversion is on a used camera?
  • 0:47:48 I’m considering converting a Nikon Z50. Is this good for infrared?
  • 0:49:17 What filter, if any, do you favor, 590 nm?
  • 0:53:45 Do I need to use a high quality filter?
  • 0:57:30 Do you convert from color to black and white or shoot at 850 nm?
  • 1:00:50 What is the result of stacking two 590 nm filters or two 665 nm filters?
  • 1:04:26 The download link for the Adobe DNG Profile Editor is broken. Can you send me a copy of the program?
  • 1:05:29 Audio drops while talking about the Infrared Profile Pack.
  • 1:08:09 Audio returns
  • 1:08:48 I’m having a camera converted to 590 nm. Can I use a 720 nm external lens filter to get 720 nm style images? Can I use a 470 nm filter?
  • 1:10:20 How can an unconverted camera capture IR light when there is a hot mirror that is blocking the IR light?
  • 1:15:34 What is the purpose of swapping channels?
  • 1:21:40 Can I change colors on a non-infrared image?
  • 1:24:05 Do you use the Nik Collection? See video on Silver Efex Pro.
  • 1:25:10 In LR, what is the difference between converting to Black and White and using the B&W Infrared preset?
  • 1:26:20 What tool or system do you use to color calibrate your monitor? There are numerous calibration tools from modest to very pricey. Any recommendation or instruction on the best approach?
  • 1:28:08 Why doesn’t Adobe expand the range of the White Balance Temperature slider? How do profiles work?


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