May 14, 2006

Infrared Photography with your Digicam

I found a nice article on the web about doing Infrared Photography with your digicam, and since I'm a big fan of IR photography, I thought I would feature it here. Many digicams on the market are capable of doing this kind of work. If your camera accepts add-on filters there's a good chance it is capable. I use a Sony F717 with a Hoya R72 filter to take shots like this one of my front yard.

At the first glance, a monochrome picture taken in infrared may look similar to just another black and white photograph. And then you start seeing differences: objects which are bright in visible light (like sky) look dark here, while some of those which are "normally" dark (green foliage) acquire a bright glow. An unusual and eerie feeling.