Exposing For Infrared Light
Jun09

Exposing For Infrared Light

Because of the nearly white reproduction of most vegetation’s chlorophyll, infrared black-and-white photographs render landscapes as if they were glowing, moonlit, or immersed in an extraterrestrial light. Because exposure meters either hand held or in-camera are not sensitive to infrared light, it’s difficult to calculate exact exposures but that doesn’t mean you can try, especially with IR-converted digital cameras that provide...

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Wordy Wednesday #434 “Black & White & IR All Over”
Mar22

Wordy Wednesday #434 “Black & White & IR All Over”

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Proving that timing is everything, this shot was made in Barr Lake State Park last October, the day before a big snowstorm was due to blow...

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Shooting Landscapes in Infrared
Jun13

Shooting Landscapes in Infrared

In photography, there is color, black and white, and the kind of monochrome images that can only be captured by invisible light. Every color’s wavelength is measured in nanometers (one billionth of a millimeter) and light with wavelengths from 700 and 900nm (nanometers) is considered to be infrared light. Surprisingly, this band of infrared light is a thousand times wider than that of visible light yet is totally invisible to our...

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Infrared Photography in HDR
May15

Infrared Photography in HDR

I’ve been interested in infrared photography for more than thirty years and have really embraced the concept of digital infrared photography as being both practical and fun. And the motto of my blog is to Have Fun with Your Photography! There have been two kinds of digital IR capture I’ve wanted to experiment with. First was the idea of infrared panoramas made by sticking multiple infrared images together but have been...

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Wordless Wednesday #76, “Flowers in Infrared”
Aug21

Wordless Wednesday #76, “Flowers in Infrared”

Not my typical digital infrared shot but I like it anyway.  Shot while walking around Bingham Lake with a Canon EOS 50D converted to infrared capture by LifePixel.com. Lens was EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (at 85mm.)

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Filters for Digital Infrared Photography
Mar01

Filters for Digital Infrared Photography

It’s a fact of life: Infrared camera filters are more expensive than your everyday yellow filter. Some say it’s just a supply and demand thing and that may even be true. Others say they are also more expensive to manufacture. You can insert your own photographic conspiracy theory here but that won’t change the fact that a 58mm Hoya RM-72 (IR) filter costs $65 and a 58mm Hoya Yellow filters is less than 21 bucks. But before you freak...

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Wordless Wednesday #013: “Barr Lake Path in Infrared”
Jun06

Wordless Wednesday #013: “Barr Lake Path in Infrared”

Captured in IR with Converted EOS camera, Platinum toned using...

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