This little test comes from our three day REDucation class at Thunder Studios in Long Beach. We shot this footage at 6k 2:1 on a Monochrome Dragon with the Kipper Tie Full Spectrum OLPF at 2000 ISO to see infrared on skin. Typically infrared is used in landscape and nature photography, but I was interested in what it would do to the human face. We were all surprised at how few pores were discernible when applying tungsten light to skin. Typically, reducing skin texture is something you would have to do through through filtration, post production or heavily diffused lighting. In this case, it came ready-made. I particularly love the way that the skin glows under light and the eyes go dark. It's a built in vampire filter.
You can see the skin softening effect much more clearly in the image above. No softening or healing has been done in post to reduce skin texture.
In this image, John is firing a TV remote controller at the lens. The light would usually be invisible, but can be seen in camera, pulsing like a strobe.
Link to the Full Spectrum OLPF from Kipper Tie: