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Infrared photography allows you to produce the most stunning landscapes, figure studies and much more. All digital cameras are capable of shooting infrared or ir. Basically all you need is a tripod and either a very deep red filter or an infrared filter, like the Hoya R-72 filter, which blocks most or all visible light and lets through the infra red. Because modern digital cameras have strong in-built ir blocking filters, your exposure times will be long, often in the 30 seconds range, but rather than being a limitation it can actually be an advantage by allowing you to create very different images where moving objects, such as people, disappear and moving trees turn into lovely shapes.
In this tutorial we go step by step through shooting infrared with your normal, unmodified digital camera.
In this tutorial we go step by step through the processing of infrared images from an unconverted digital camera.
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The basics of using digital cameras to shoot infrared shots
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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.
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In the process of doing this work I have had shots that have been spoilt by flares, fogging and other artifacts. It turns out that these effects were cause because I did not have my eye blocking the viewfinder and had not used the eyepiece blind that most cameras offer.
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