Introduction to infrared digital photography, reviews, costs, prices.
Decades ago I enjoyed doing infrared digital photography with my Leica cameras and the traditional red infrared filters. I lived in the jungles of Peten, Guatemala for a year and had plenty of opportunity for unique images.
Infrared fine art photography with large format digital cameras.
Large format digital camera backs are RGB CCD sensors. Their filters are on the lens to begin with, not on the camera. So you simply do not use that filter to get started. Everything else is explained on the BetterLight web site. Since FLAAR has this camera system we will be doing further experiments with it.
Infrared fine art photography with medium format digital cameras: Mamiya.
Phase One now offers a medium format digital infrared camera system. This is so popular that one Phase One dealer sold three of them within the first weeks of them being accounced. This is because prior to the Phase One it was a challenge to get a major brand name medium format digital camera that was specifically outfitted for infrared photography.
Infrared fine art photography with adapated Nikon digital cameras.
As is described already on over a hundred web sites, you can have your Nikon or some other brands of cameras retrofitted to become dedicated infrared digital cameras. We are considering trying this with our Nikon D100 as we also have a Nikon D700 and a Canon EOS 5D for regular color digital photography.
Infrared fine art photography with Fuji digital cameras.
Fujifilm S3 Pro UVIR and Fujifilm S5 Pro are cleverly outfitted by Fuji to do infrared for things such as crime scene photography.
False-color infrared photography.
Once you start to produce regular infrared photographs, then you can turn them into fine art false-color digital images.
FLAAR will provide glossary on infrared photography, bibliography, etc
FLAAR has four photographers in-house on staff in addition to Nicholas Hellmuth. Of these Eduardo Sacayon will be working together with Nicholas on the infrared photography project. There will be the following reports:
First posted February 13, 2009.
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