Shoot Infrared in the Winter?

winter.IRAnd yes, you can shoot infrared in the Winter. While the Wood Effect produces the bright to white reproduction of the chlorophyll layer of deciduous plants, even non-deciduous plants and trees will show some effect and, to my mind, works perfectly with the snow on the ground.

Continuing a theme I began last week on our sister blog, Mirrorless Photo Tips, with a post entitled “What Inspires You to Make Photographs,” I’ve been continuing to make infrared images in a winter when the only leaves on the trees are from evergreens, like these Ponderosa Pines.

Image was shot with a Panasonic Lumix G6 that had been converted to infrared-only capture by LifePixel and a Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens. Exposure was 1/40 sec at f/16 and ISO 400 and was shot in my own backyard.

If you would like to experience some of the same thrill of discovery that occurred during the first stage of your photographic education, my suggestion is that you never stop exploring. Try some new things. Maybe it’s infrared photography but whatever you do try something that’s outside your normal comfort zone, which was the subject of yesterday’s post.

You can have your camera converted for IR capture, keeping in mind that this makes it an IR-only camera. When converting your camera to infrared by LifePixel, you can save a few days (it takes 7 instead of 10) of the conversion process by using  coupon code “farace.”

Author: Joe Farace

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