Infrared Photography

December 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've been intrigued with infrared (IR) photography for some time and have begun to experiment with it. I don't like colored IR images as they appear too surreal for my taste. Instead, I love the look of black and white IR images which I find to have a nice calming look to them. When it comes to IR photography there are many options to choose from in regard to filters. This includes filters that screw onto the front of a lens or a filter integrated into a camera in order to convert it to a dedicated IR camera. Check out Lifepixel.com which has a wealth of information about IR photography and their services. I started out on the cheap end and purchased a Hoya Infrared  R72 filter. I purchased this filter in a 77mm size and with the use of two step-up rings, I'm able to use this filter on my 18-135mm, 10-24mm, and 100-400mm lenses. I've been having a lot of fun with this filter and am quite pleased with the results, although I have a lot more to learn concerning post processing. The one thing I have discovered in post processing these images is that there is no right or wrong way; it's all based on personal preference. The image of the St. Sebastion River was taken with the Fuji 18-135mm lens set at f8 for 4 seconds at ISO 200. IR photography has opened up a new and exciting door.

 

St. Sebastian River, Sebastian, FloridaSt. Sebastian River, Sebastian, Florida

 

 


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