Photography Information

 

Infrared Photography and the Car Thief - Successful Digital Imaging




Infrared photography is sometimes placed on the outside edge of the mainstream photographic world. To the uninitiated observer infrared photography conjures up television images of car thieves speeding away from police helicopters during the dark hours of the night, only to be caught hiding beneath bushes beside a darkened home as their hot bodies light up the camera monitor in the police chopper like Bedouin camel herders atop a Sahara sand dune.

In recent times professional photographers have made use of infrared film predominantly for black and white portraits. However infrared photography is now not out of the realm of possibility for the average amateur photographer. Digital cameras are now providing the clever photographer with the opportunity to create beautiful infrared images at a fraction of the cost when compared to film.

Not all (or more accurately - not many) digital cameras are set up to be able to shoot infrared images.

So how do you know if your digital camera can shoot infrared images?

This is a simple one to answer!

Point your digital camera at a television remote control and take a photograph of the infrared sensor that's located at one end of the remote while pressing buttons on the control to send out an infrared beam. If your camera can shoot an image of the infrared light being emitted from the LED of the TV remote control then you are on your way to producing an infrared image!

It's not enough to simply have any old digital camera for shooting infrared images. The type of digital camera that you've purchased will determine whether infrared images will be successful. Your camera should be at least a semi-professional digital or digital SLR-type with screw fittings to be able to connect filters to the lens.

The lenses of the cheaper and smaller digital cameras don't usually support fittings for filters so may not be appropriate for digital infrared imaging. Check your camera's documentation to see if it will accommodate filters.

Next you will require an infrared filter. The Hoya R70 infrared filter is one of the best and cheapest to buy, however at around US$40 or more it can be out of the price range for most would-be infrared amateurs - especially since you still don't know if the end-product image will be what you want to achieve! If you've got the money to spare (or to blow!) then give it a go.

After purchasing an infrared filter, attach it to your camera, set up a tripod outdoors on a sunny day and shoot away! The first thing you'll notice is that you can either see nothing or very little through the camera eyepiece.

Your camera will be recording images in the infrared spectrum - not visible light - so you would expect to see very little light through the filter with your own eyes.

Be aware that adding an infrared filter may have serious effects on your camera's electronics or lens. Consult your camera's operations manual or manufacturer before fitting any infrared filter to your camera, and never look through an infrared or any other type of filter with your own eyes.

Photo Shop Australia http://www.PhotoShopAustralia.com/ has a large array of infrared example images captured using combinations of shutter speeds, aperture and light sources.

Phill Petrovic is the owner of Photo Shop Australia at: http://www.PhotoShopAustralia.com/

Photo Shop Australia provides unique and amazing Australian nature photography including macro, infrared and landscape images of Australia. Photo Shop Australia also has a page of totally royalty free images available for free download for businesses and personal users.


MORE RESOURCES:

9to5Mac

Adobe introduces new cloud-based Lightroom CC, revamped ...
9to5Mac
Adobe revealed a major update to its popular photo editing tool, Lightroom CC, today with a brand new interface, workflow, and sharp focus on cloud-based ...
Adobe Turns Lightroom CC Into a New Cloud Photography ServiceMac Rumors
Adobe's new Lightroom CC feels like a breath of fresh air for my photographyTNW
Adobe Introduces New Lightroom CC Cloud Photography ServiceBusiness Wire (press release)
Digital Trends -The Verge -Adobe -Adobe
all 83 news articles »


National Geographic

Heartbreaking rhino image tops wildlife photography awards
CNET
Sometimes we need talented photographers to help open our eyes to the world's wonders and sorrows. The Natural History Museum of London announced the results of its 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition on Tuesday and every single ...
See the Most Compelling Wildlife Photos of the YearNational Geographic
Wildlife Photography of the Year Award Goes to Entry Featuring Butchered RhinoResource Magazine
Photo of butchered rhino wins top award - BBC News - BBC.comBBC News
Business Insider -The Independent -Mashable -The Natural History Museum
all 55 news articles »


HuffPost

Canadian Street Photography
HuffPost
Between 2010 and 2017 I photographed the streets of Montreal, New York City, and various other places, almost compulsively. It was a great time to be a street photographer as street photography was enjoying a “second wave” of sorts - a new golden era.

and more »


Harvard Business Review

To Build Connection on Your Team, Skip Icebreakers and Talk About Photography
Harvard Business Review
Imagine looking at a photo of a single shoe on the sidewalk, or two people embracing, or a person walking alone into a cemetery. All these images instantly ignite emotions and associations — without a written or spoken word. And because the reaction ...



Fstoppers

When Photography Gear Matters
Fstoppers
Whether your photography is a hobby, job, or somewhere in-between, you are going to want your kit to last. Entry level cameras simply do not take the beating that the high-end cameras do. I am a Canon and Phase shooter, so in my case the Canon 5Ds I ...



PetaPixel (blog)

The Photography Industry is Changing: Tips From the Pros on How to Succeed
PetaPixel (blog)
Photographers know that in this industry, technology, tastes, and trends change on a near-daily basis. This means a constant evolution in the way they work, create, and run their businesses. Zenfolio moderated a lively discussion between 6 industry ...



whotv.com

DMACC Helps Student Replace Stolen Photography Equipment
whotv.com
ANKENY, Iowa -- 19-year- old Des Moines Area Community College student Abby Jackson is a talented young photographer. But she isn't producing any new work right now. “A lot of her pieces got acceptabled at student films. She did get mentioned, aired at ...



HuffPost

Coney Island Street Photography
HuffPost
For seven years, between 2010 and 2017, I roamed the beaches and boardwalks of Coney Island with a camera. It was a great time in my career as a street photographer. Coney Island is a special place for photographers - all the greats have been there (or ...



Fstoppers

Deadline Extended. Hours Left to Save 96% on $2500+ of Photography Education
Fstoppers
The biggest photography education event of the year ends today, October 18. The deadline has been extended a few more hours and now closes at 5:00 PDT. Once it's over, you won't ever have the chance to get many of these resources again. Once the sale ...



Guachoya to feature Keen photography exhibit
Pine Bluff Commercial
LAKE VILLAGE — Guachoya Cultural Art Center at Lake Village will host the opening reception of the John Keen photography exhibit from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The Keen exhibit will be open ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2006 KeralaClick.com