When I started out photographing in infrared I wasn't setting a specific White Balance (I let the camera set on automatic). Then I started learning more about how people take infrared shots, and that they were setting their White Balance to "reds" either by taking a picture with the Infrared Filter on, or by taking a picture of a shade of red.
Which is better?
- Setting the White-Balance to the scene close up with the filter on?
- Setting the White-Balance to the scene?
- Setting the White-Balance to a shade of red?
- Use the automatic white-balance? (Or another 'default' mode)
And why would I chose one option over the other? Will choosing a White Balance differ with different Infrared filters?
I've experimented a little bit but I'd rather know a little more about both Infrared photography and the use of White Balance.