infrared photography – 16 amazing shots

I have always been a huge fan of infrared photography. Back in college I fell in love with Kodak’s black and white infrared film and shot many landscapes with that film. For me it gave me the ability to turn a landscape into something more surreal, for the viewer to really look into the image and take a journey different from the norm. That’s what I really have always loved about Art and photography, it gives you an escape into another world for a minute, lets you sit back and dream about a scene.

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. This causes certain things like foliage to reflect a lot of light and become almost white. Usually an “infrared filter” is used; this lets infrared (IR) light pass through to the camera, but blocks all or most of the visible light spectrum (the filter thus looks black or deep red). Infrared photography really creates a surreal feel to the images and can be used so many ways to get interesting shots. Landscapes are one of the most common uses since it give you the most dramatic effect but you can also use infrared photography for portraits. It gives the skin tones a very soft and milky look and can be very beautiful.

We will have a post next week with some tips and how to’s for infrared photography but in the meantime here are 16 amazing examples of infrared photography to get you inspired and thinking. Update view our guide to photographing infrared photography or How to photography digital infrared.

Field 0, originally uploaded by zachstern.

Stow Lake, originally uploaded by ec808x.

utopia, originally uploaded by Trazy.

, originally uploaded by `Vorfas.

blue ir, originally uploaded by davedeluria.

Grand Cypress, originally uploaded by Kyle May.

, originally uploaded by josef.stuefer.

Infrared Golf Course Landscape, originally uploaded by lrargerich.

The Japanese Garden in Infrared, originally uploaded by lrargerich.

Reach, originally uploaded by Kyle May.

in a silent way, originally uploaded by kwanz.

Ceibo Tree, originally uploaded by lrargerich.

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Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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  1. These are wonderful IR Captures. I am planning to convert my Nikon D40X soon and jump on this train – in the mean time, this is an infrared treatment of a black and white shot…not quite the same but interesting nonetheless

    Regards, Erik

    Victor Emmanuel Monument, Rome:

  2. I’ve been asking myself what infrared photography was, this post is an EXCELLENT answer to my query!!

  3. Very beatiful and different approach to the nor
    m… how much does a infrared filter cost.
    . Good luck with all your work…


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