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 most of those leaves away. Camera was a EOS Digital Rebel Xti that had been converted to infrared-only capture by LifePixel and a Zeiss 18mm Distagon T* f/3.5 lens with an exposure of 1/125 at f/16 and ISO 400.
As I mentioned in last Thursday’s post, 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 to never stop exploring. Try some new things. Maybe it’s infrared photography but whatever you do try something outside your normal comfort zone.
For a limited time only, if you want to save $50 off for Priority Processing Upgrade when converting your camera to infrared, use the coupon code “FaraceIR.”
My book, The Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography is currently out-of-print but used copies are available from Amazon for under $6. Creative Digital Monochrome Effects has a chapter on IR photography and is available from Amazon with new copies under $6 and used copies less than five bucks. You can buy’em both for less than $12.