Why Shoot Infrared? Here’s Why.

I once received an e-mail from a reader asking “Why do you do infrared photography, when regular photography is already so hard?

I wrote a post responding to that question and you can see my full answer here but the short answer is simple:

If you’d like to experience some of the thrill of discovery that occurred during the first phase of your photographic education, my suggestion is that you should never stop exploring. Try some new things. Maybe it’s infrared photography because it can produce results that will constantly surprise you. For example…

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Kevin M. Gill

We’ve all seen images of the planet Saturn and they are always impressive but here’s an infrared view of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and the false-colored image was produced by Kevin M. Gill, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Kevin M. Gill

For another look at infrared processing, please see my post today on Mirrorless Photo Tips.

I’ve found that Life Pixel does a great job with IR conversions. You can get $50 OFF with Priority Processing Upgrade by using coupon code:farace-ir50. Don’t miss out on this soon to expire offer, order your conversion today!IR.book.cover

My book The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography is currently out of print but you can get an affordable used copy or not-so-affordable new copies of the book from Amazon.com.

Author: Joe Farace

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