Infrared Photography

So You Wanna Shoot Infrared Photography?

Excellent!  Infrared (IR) Photography is Fun and Beautiful.

Vancouver Skyline from Skytrain

Vancouver Skyline from Skytrain

Above Image Details: Shot with a Standard IR Filter converted with Life Pixel and Custom White Balance.

In this blog, I will explain a few basics, such as what is IR Photography and what to do to get started.



IR light is beyond the visible light spectrum; it is approx. between 700 nm to 1,000 nm. This means that we as humans cannot see it. So when we photograph in IR, objects, as we know them to be, come out looking quite different. The most prominent object that looks different is foliage. Green foliage reflects IR light in a way that makes it look white, fluffy and dreamlike, whereas a clear blue sky has almost no IR light so it would look very dark and dramatic. Architectural subjects, such as buildings and roadways photographed in Infrared, once processed in black and white, come out with a very wide tonal range and crisper than can be achieved in your standard B&W shots.

Getting Technical – To Convert Or Not To Convert

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Infrared Blog Posts | 0 comments

Getting Technical – To Convert Or Not To Convert

All the Information Below Applies to Digital Cameras.   OPTION 1: Leaving your digital camera as is and Shooting IR with a Filter in front of your lens. Digital cameras are very sensitive to IR light, so much so that manufacturers place an IR filter (hot mirror) in front of the sensor to screen IR light while allowing visible light to pass. It is only visible light that eventually passes onto the sensor to create our photographic image. However, even in this condition, you can still photograph an IR image by placing a filter on your lens...

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