The Magic of Infrared

infrared tree sfa

Why do I love digital infrared? Well at first I didn't. It took me a while to figure it out. The biggest thing I hated was working with the Hoya filter I bought so I could shoot IR. My exposure times were very LONG. I mean, minutes long. If you've ever seen an infrared filter the first thing you would notice is that it is completely black just about. The second thing I hated was all the post-processing I had to do to turn that reddish brownish image into something beautiful.

hoya ir filter r72

Now I will tell you why I love it and why the reason I hated using an infrared filter doesn't seem to matter anymore. The thing is that those long exposure times allows me to take pictures during a time of day that it normally wouldn't be advisable to take pictures. So you might be a bit surprised when you see me out at around noon taking pictures in the HOT Texas sun. More sun only seems to make using an IR filter all the better.

Would you like more posts like this or about how I shoot False Color Infrared? Comment and tell me what you think.


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