Digital ImageMaker’s Information on Camera Conversion for Digital Infrared Photography
A digital camera converted by replacing the IR blocking filter with a visible light blocking filter opens up a whole world of infrared photography that is just not practical with the long exposures of many un-converted cameras.
The articles here provide a lot of information on both why to convert a digital camera for infrared photography and what to do with your converted camera once you have it done. Camera conversion opens up a huge potential for infrared photography in all sorts of interesting ways.
Foundation Articles – Core information on camera conversion and use
Whilst all digital cameras are capable of taking an infrared image if an IR transmitting/visible light blocking filter is used, exposures will be long. Converting a digital camera for IR work solves this and other issues.
We test the diffraction effects when using two lenses on an infrared converted Canon 350D digital camera.
Many people fall into the trap of thinking that infrared photography is an activity for full sun and when confronted with a beautiful treed landscape or a portrait subject. Nothing could be further from the truth and you can use a camera for infrared photography whenever you like the results.
We test various white balance settings for infrared images and come to the obvious conclusion.
We don’t normally think of using polarizing filters when shooting infrared but I decided to try it out
Experience articles – coverage on life with a converted camera
As part of our testing of a Lensbaby 3G, we could not resist putting a Lensbaby on our infrared converted Canon 350D digital SLR camera.
My Canon 350D arrived back today from LDP in the states (www.MaxMax.com) who converted it for infrared photography by removing the IR blocking filter and replacing it with a 715nm IR filter.
Sunday I was out shooting with my newly converted for IR 350D camera
In this article I present some new infrared images, mostly taken with an infrared converted Canon 350D. For these shots I used a lens that others have warned not to use for infrared photography.
A recent plane trip had me shooting infrared the whole trip
Yesterday and today I was in Sydney for an Autodesk press event and, as usual, I took my converted for IR Canon 350D with me, and the results were interesting.
A Fisheye on Infrared (Faulty article but interesting pics)
You can see the corrected version of this article below. But I’ve left it so you can see the images.
As part of my testing of the Sigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM lens I went out with my Canon 350D that has been converted for infrared shooting. I was curious to see how the lens would perform in IR.
A Fisheye on Infrared (Corrected Article)
As part of my testing of this lens I did some infrared shooting with this lens and my IR converted Canon 350D.
I was out all day yesterday with a stack of cameras and the Sigma 4.5mm and 10mm fisheye lenses
I’ve found that the best way to shoot IR with this fisheye, because of the size of the field of view, is to use exposure bracketing with the camera set on continuous drive mode so that I can take three images in rapid succession with one press of the shutter button. This I have found to be the best way to handle the exposure variations in IR with such a wide field of view.
I finally got away for a day of shooting. Here is some of the infrared photography I shot with my converted 350D.
On part of this journey I drove into an area where there was a lot of smoke from some nearby bushfires. This smoke was creating interesting sky effects and so I started shooting as I travelled through the area, all the time making sure that I was well away from the fires and that none were getting closer (safety comes first).
January Infrared Photography of the Australian Landscape
While in Central Victoria I shot some more infrared landscape images.