If you ever needed more proof that you don’t have to jet off to exotic locations to take impressive photographs, then photographer Ola Maddams is the perfect example. Ola captures the nightlife of her local wildlife from her garden in Amersham using infra-red technology to set off the camera traps.
It’s hard to imagine that a particular film stock, especially something like infrared film, might have an origin story that’s almost as wild as a superhero. But the way Todd Dominey tells it, that’s pretty much how it sounds for Kodak Aerochrome. In this video, he goes over Aerochrome’s origins and its life until its demise in 2009.
Neutral density filters have long been in the bags of photographers. Whether it’s to bring your exposure down below flash sync speed or simply to be able to create long exposures during bright conditions. But infrared is often a problem. Many filters let in too much. So-called “IRND filters” were released to block all IR and alleviate the issue. But what if you want to shoot an infrared long exposure?
Kolari Vision’s new Kolari Pro IRND filter is not like the IRNDs we’re used to, which completely block infrared. This one blocks both infrared and the visible spectrum in equal amounts, meaning that you can use for both types of photography with (in theory at least) and should offer virtually none of the colour cast typically associated with strong ND filters.
Are you intrigued by infrared photography and its surreal colors? I sure am, but I still find it a bit… complex. If you also don’t know where to start, here’s an awesome video from Christian Möhrle of The Phlog Photography. In only three minutes, he’ll give you all the basics you need to know before you decide to shoot infrared yourself.
While Sigma is known as a lens company, most people don’t know they also make cameras. That was until the Sigma released the “fp“. The world’s smallest full-frame camera that can shoot 4k DNG raw hit the market.
Sigma has been making cameras for many years though. Not only they use a unique Foveon sensor, but most of their cameras also feature a user-removable IR-cut filter.
Now, shooting Infrared isn’t new – People have been doing it for years! While most cameras can’t shoot infrared there are companies who will remove/modify the IR-cut filter from your camera.
I will start with a warning: Digital Infrared Photography it’s not easy & this will get technical fast.
It all started when I saw some awesome Instagram photos in infrared and I ordered an IR filter (an 88mm ice 760nm from B&H to be more precise) not knowing much about infrared. Filters usually range from 590 to 8-900 nm and usually, this kind of colored infrared shots are obtained with 590nm on a modded camera because it lets some visible light pass as well as infrared. But I had no modded camera and the wrong filter so I decided to try regardless and soon found out that my trusty DSLRs have well-made hot mirrors (the part of the DLSR that normally blocks IR from hitting the sensor) but later discovered that my phone’s sensor is quite sensitive to infrared and this is how my journey started.
There are two things common to many photographers. We’d like to be able to shoot infrared – because why not? It’s a lot of fun – and we probably have an old DSLR or mirrorless camera or six laying around somewhere just gathering dust. Photographer Davin Lavikka fell into those categories, so he decided to do something about
While there are many conversion services out there around hte world now, Davin decided to convert his old Sony A7R into a full spectrum camera all by himself. If you want to follow Davin’s lead and try the same, you do so at your own risk!
Before photography went digital, infrared imaging was possible using one of several infrared films available on the market at that time. Most of them were B&W (Like Kodak HIE or Rollei IR), but there was also some false color infrared film. One of the most renowned among them was Kodak’s EIR.
There’s something about floating around in a hot air balloon that just seems so peaceful and tranquil – despite the roar of burners blasting hot air into them. The views one can get from them are also quite astounding, too. And when you’re in one with a camera, they offer a level of control that a drone simply cannot.
Ted Forbes at The Art of Photography recently had his old Sony NEX-7 camera converted to full-spectrum. This means it can now see light outside of our human visible colour spectrum. He decided to take it up in a hot air balloon, and the results are just beautiful.
Rock en Seine is one of the main music festivals in France. This August, photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer was invited to cover the 16th edition of the event. There was no dictated theme: the photographer had complete freedom to give his vision of the festival. He chose to stay true to his usual photographic style, so he shot the festival’s atmosphere in infrared. As a result, he created unique, funky, and even eerie festival images we don’t get to see every day.