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.
The BBC recently set me a challenge: to recreate my African Wildlife at Night photos here in the UK. This was daunting because British wildlife does not lend itself to the same approach that I used to photograph animals such as lions and hyenas in Africa. I was going to need to come up with something different!
You can watch the resulting film I made with Mike Dilger from The One Show below and then read on to learn more about the project…
Infrared photography can give some unique images with some kind of an unworldly feel. Mathieu Stern wanted to see what it would look like to take portraits with this technique. He converted two cameras to shoot infrared, but they capture different wavelength. With a little help from his friends, he took some portraits with the converted camera, as well as a regular one. He has shared the results with us, and they are really interesting.
Infrared photos can be surreal, wonderful and a great way to try something completely new. However, if you want to shoot them you may have to convert your camera. Fortunately, there’s an easier and cheaper alternative, and this video from Craig Roberts of e6 Vlogs shows you how to take infrared photos without altering the camera.
The easier way is to use the infrared filters. They’re affordable and give pretty good results, but there are some tricks to shooting with them if you want to get correctly exposed, sharp images. So let’s check out what you need to know before you add the IR filter onto your lens.
If you are a fan of infrared photography and timelapse videos, this video brings them together. South African filmmaker Matthew Rycroft lives in Salzburg, Austria – the birthplace of Mozart. Inspired by his music and this beautiful city, he created a moody timelapse followed by Mozart’s music. Like an opera with 3 acts, this video leads you through Salzburg through an atypical timelapse video.
An invisible force is arguably what propelled Donald Trump through this controversial, tumultuous election, landing him in the Oval Office to lead the entire nation of America as its 45th President.
The unexpected and shocking force that swept the country into a populist fervor culminated on January 20th, 2017, Inauguration Day, and I was there to capture it with the help of a unique and similarly silent force–infrared wavelengths.