I'm sure that there are a few people here at CR who are more than experienced in IR-photography, so here I go :-)
Recently I could use a friend's converted 1200D to take some photos and was glad about it, because I'd been thinking of either getting an IR-filter or a cheap body and converting it. However, even though the results are quite different from what one usually gets (of course), I was unable to create the look of the "typical" IR-photos found on the web.
I am fully aware that the maximum benefit can only be enjoyed with photos of landscapes with a lot of green and sunshine, but was hoping for something a bit better.
My search on the web did turn up a lot of pages with a lot of tips and tricks, but none was really helpful :-( My friend claims that he did a proper custom wb with grass, but I didn't have time to check it. Also, with regards to the post-processing, my friend converts all his images straight to b/w, so I can't ask him.
Here are first the raw-image straight out of the camera, which to me still looks very red; next one, where I fiddled around in lightroom, reducing saturation of red to -100, and making small adjustments to contrast, clarity, etc., nothing big. The last one is obtained by swapping the red and blue channel in creative-suite, which is already closer, but since I do almost all of my stuff in lightroom I'm not the cs-whiz.
Any ideas, tips, tricks, etc. - or is the swapped image already as good as it gets and I was unlucky with the weather (and perhaps choice of subject)?
P.S.: The raw-file can be found here, just in case https://www.dropbox.com/l/lYSUlxw38NCsaJi6TVlzMq