IR Photography

IR Photography

A few years ago, Graeme converted his Nikon D70S to an dedicated IR camera and has produced some interesting results using the camera. Today, I decided to take the camera out for a short walk through some nearby fields and trails. Rather interesting how the shots turn out so differently in IR compared to full spectrum.

My first stop was beside a local road and it was interesting, the response that I got, when pointing what might look a bit like a radar gun at approaching cars coming around a bend. I soon decided that it might be best to experiment without the cars in the picture.

Taking IR photos can be done in a couple of ways. Some people will use their normal camera and just add a filter on the front of the lens while others, like Graeme has done, will do a full internal conversion of the camera. Regardless of the process, it certainly changes the way that the camera sees a trail through the woods or a few branches overhead.

My results with flowers weren’t too impressive but some scenes turned out to be quite dramatic.

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About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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2 Responses to IR Photography

  1. neeroc says:

    Gorgeous! I’ve been fascinated with IR photos for several years now, I’ve got to get looking at how I could give it a try. Thanks for the reminder

  2. Ron says:

    Thanks for visiting and commenting. If nothing else, IR lets you look at the world a bit differently.

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