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#1 Stefano

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 12:04

This is me, less than two hours ago. Camera: full spectrum Panasonic DMC-F3. Filter: ZWB2 (2 mm) + chinese BG39 (2 mm).

F-stop: f/2.8, ISO 400, 1/15 s exposure.
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F-stop: f/2.8, ISO 400, 1/15 s exposure.
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F-stop: f/2.8, ISO 400, 1/10 s exposure.
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Are lips normally UV-yellow?

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 12:25

Great portrait. I am glad you didn't use your drone killing LED as a light source.

You could make that your image. Looks like you either need a shave or to grow it out for a few more years, if you want that ZZ top look.


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 12:39

Happy Eater too Stefano, don't eat too much chocolate.....

#4 Stefano

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 13:55

I will do one shaved, when I will have a sunny day. If I could shoot a selfie in SWIR, that would be 100% my profile image, no doubt.

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 15:54

This was taken March 24th.
F-stop: f/2.8, ISO 400, 1/8 s exposure. 940 nm LED, no filters.
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I am not pretty in IR, I will have to try it again.

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 17:09

That's one of the best UV portraits I've seen, Stefano. Somehow the IR one didn't work out. Maybe one reason is the eyes, but I think it's really the light source. Sunlight filtered by an IR-pass filter seems to give much more flattering results.

#7 Stefano

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 17:27

View PostBill De Jager, on 12 April 2020 - 17:09, said:

That's one of the best UV portraits I've seen, Stefano.
Really? Nice! I have learned how to shoot “blindfolded” (I can’t see what I am doing). If I see my right eye reflected on the filter, it means that I am centered. I look different with my 365 nm LED (I used it as a light source, maybe 20-30 cm from my face). Imperfections in my skin really stand out at that wavelength. I might also try far red (736 nm).

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 21:04

This is my personal bias, but men usually look better in UV. Rough, tougher with more contrast and harsh lines.
Women look better in IR. Smoothes out the skin softens lines and has a glow.
If you want smooth skin, shout in IR. Like that girly Justine Berber look.


#9 Stefano

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 21:14

UV photons are aggressive, and don't penetrate deeply into things. IR photons are soft and delicate, and penetrate deeply.