The Nikon Capture NX Infrared Guide will rescue your custom white balance settings when you take infrared photos!
If you’re shooting digital infrared photos with your Nikon camera, either with an IR filter (Hoya R72 for example) or a converted infrared camera, you may have been a bit frustrated using the custom white balance settings that I recommend.
I know for my own digital IR photography, I sometimes just can’t get the look I want using my custom white balance setting once I bring my image into Photoshop for editing. Adobe incorrectly or is perhaps unable to read the WB data in the Nikon NEF file.
In recent Nikon camera models, Nikon has encrypted the WB, and while Photoshop does a pretty good job of interpreting this for colour images, it really is not that great for IR shots. Even with my converted Nikon D70 my pre-set custom white balance goes out the window as soon as I open the image in Photoshop.
I’ve discovered that I get far superior results using Nikon Capture NX (came free with the Nikon D300 and other recent models). So in this NEW “to-the-point” guide, I show you the many ways to “pre-manipulate” you image in Nikon Capture NX to not only preserve your custom white balance setting, but to make subtle adjustments that will dramatically enhance your images once you do bring them into Photoshop for your normal IR post processing workflow.
Best of all, all the recipes in my Complete Digital IR Tutorials Program are 100% compatible with this NX pre-editing workflow.
If you’ve purchased the IR Tutorials Program already you’ll be getting an email from me in the next little while letting you know how you can get your Nikon Capture NX Infrared Guide for Pre-post-processing infrared images.
If you’re signed up for my newsletter you’ll also get advanced notice of how to get the Nikon Capture NX Infrared Guide.
Anticipated date of availability for the most current version is Spring 2014 (delayed a bit, my apologies!).
If you’ve never used Nikon Capture, or don’t have the software yet, here are some resources that helped me. Nikon makes great cameras but the usability of the software leaves a bit to be desired so there was a bit of a learning curve involved – even for me! I have used the books and tools I mention here and would strongly recommend you also read them if you want to be able to fully unlock all that this program does.
Get up to speed with this important part of your workflow, and be ready for incredible IR images when my book is released!
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