Getting Started with Infrared Photography
Aug14

Getting Started with Infrared Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment. ” – Ansel Adams Shooting in infrared transforms mundane subject matter into something more interesting and exotic. It adds drama to landscape photography while letting you to shoot during the middle of the day because the best time of day for infrared photography is the worst time for traditional photography. Is your camera infrared...

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Wordy Wednesday #451 “Shooting Infrared Film”
Jul26

Wordy Wednesday #451 “Shooting Infrared Film”

“Wherever there is light, one can photograph”—Alfred Stiegletz Or not. Infrared radiation has some of the same properties as visible light. It can be focused and reflected like visible light and can be aligned and even polarized. Infrared film is sensitive to IR radiation, some ultraviolet radiation, and to all wavelengths of visible light but is not as sensitive to green light. Eastman Kodak previously offered a black and...

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Wordy Wednesday #450 “Mt Evans Stream in Infrared”
Jul19

Wordy Wednesday #450 “Mt Evans Stream in Infrared”

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment. ” ― Ansel Adams The below image was made in the Arapaho National Forest, just off the road to Mount Evans in Colorado. It was shot using a Panasonic Lumix G6 that had been converted to infrared-only operation by LifePixel, It was shot with a Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and an exposure of 1/80 sec at f/11 and ISO 400....

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Wordy Wednesday #448: “DG Leica Zoom in Infrared”
Jun28

Wordy Wednesday #448: “DG Leica Zoom in Infrared”

McCabe Meadows is located near Parker, Colorado along the west side of Parker Road just north of Indian Pipe Lane and the Country Meadows subdivisions. This park includes a trailhead with access to Cherry Creek Trail, a fitness circuit, a shade structure with tables and public restrooms. The Parker Arboretum is also located here. Because of the large number of deciduous trees, it is also the best place near Daisy Hill to make infrared...

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Best Subjects for Infrared Photography?
May25

Best Subjects for Infrared Photography?

“Every object in the Universe with a temperature above absolute zero radiates in the infrared, so this part of the spectrum contains a great deal of information.”—Frank J. Low Digital infrared photography has the power to transform mundane visual experiences into something that unforgettable. I think purchasing a used digital SLR and converting it to infrared capture is a great idea because used bodies are usually available at a...

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Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”
Apr19

Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”

With Easter just a few days ago, I wanted to share on of my favorite Easter-themed images today. I’ve long been fascinated by Easter Island’s stone heads but so far haven’t yet been able to make the trip, so I’ll have to make do with this photograph of a rabbit’s head sculpture that I made in Arvada, Colorado. I call the image “The Real Easter Island” because it’s a rabbit head (get it?) It was shot with a Canon EOS 50D...

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Infrared Capture & Resolution
Apr13

Infrared Capture & Resolution

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”—Ansel Adams One of the tips that I give to photographers interested in infrared photography is, instead of using filters, they should  convert one of their old cameras that’s sitting around collecting dust to IR-only capture. The theory being that you’re not using it so why not get a unique use from something that’s probably not worth much...

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