3. Infra red photography

In infra red photography the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infra red light. so what is infra red? well the human eye is only sensitive to a small part of the spectrum of wavelengths. the human eye can only see visible colors starting from blu one end going all the way to red thr other end. wave lengths shorter than the visible wavelengths are called ultra violet and wavelengths longer are infra red radiation. An ifra red photograph captures infra red light reflected from a light source. The effects of infra red are most apparent in objects such as leaves, grass and foliage which contain a lot of infra red.

When doing infrared it is important to use a infra red filter. The purpose is to let some wavelengths pass and others not.  There are many filters out there to use which produce different levels of infra red however a lot of them are very expensive. When processing infra red film it has to be done in complete darkness otherwise the film will be ruined.

In the past i have also done some infra red work. The final outcome i was extremely pleased with however it took a number of times before i got it rite and the technical aspects were kinda hard to master but the end result was definitely worth it.

~ by hmsteel on April 24, 2011.

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