There’s a post on this blog about the techie side of shooting infrared here which goes through digital and film infrared techniques if you’re interested.
That’s just techie stuff though, so I thought you might want to see a few more infra red shots, mostly taken on a converted Fuji F810 digital compact using an R72 filter.
If you get into infrared, one irresistable subject is graveyards / cemeteries, and you’ll need a very strong will not to do it (I failed). Just to show that I did try some other subjects I’ll show those first!
This is a rare example of infrared photography producing a result which I’d aimed for. The black water is typical of infrared.
An infrared landscape, with a very dark sky contrasting with the lightened foliage.
I was surprised how dark the path of trodden grass was, but it’s the line of thorn bushes and sky which make the shot.
This is just odd! The bashed up lines of the gate and it’s shadow contrast nicely with the bright grass and tarmac, but other than that I don’t know why I like it!
This one’s shot on Efke IR film – now discontinued unfortunately – Rollei and Ilford still make IR film though. The long exposure had blurred the movement in the trees nicely. Yes it’s a church path so we’re edging closer to the inevitable!
Finding this metal grave marker in waving grass was a bit of a find though it’s a little soft as I tried a longer shutter speed without a tripod. The camera was a Sony R1 (unconverted).
This very ornate metal grave marker was surrounded by nice green foliage blowing around. I must have had a tripod this time. Sony R1 again.
A ‘classic’ IR graveyard shot – the vertical lines of the tall straight trees make this one as there’s nothing too unusual in white grass/black gravestone shots. Fuji F810.
If you avoid including foliage in the shot, sometimes the results look just like shooting with a deep red R25 filter on film – black skies emphasising the clouds. Fuji F810 again, lightly layered in Photoshop.
Same again but I wish I’d cloned out the street light in the lower left – I’ve just seen it. Fuji plus some layering.
So – hope you like them, and you’re inspired to get out there and shoot some infrared!
Comments, critique and questions always welcome.