99 Brilliant Examples of Infrared Photography

In Infrared Photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. To record the “invisible light” has always been an intriguing and fascinating experiment for photographers.

99 Brilliant Examples of Infrared Photography

There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Infrared Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages. You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below.

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What is Infrared?

For those who don’t know what is “Infrared” in terms of Photography then, The infrared part of the light spectrum is outside the range of what we can see. With a digital camera, we can record just this “invisible light” and block the “visible” part. This results in unusual but often beautiful renderings of otherwise fairly common scenes. since the 1960′s artists have experimented with analog infrared photography. At the first glance, a monochrome picture taken in infrared may look similar to just another black and white photograph. And then you start seeing differences: objects which are bright in visible light (like sky) look dark here, while some of those which are “normally” dark (green foliage) acquire a bright glow. An unusual and eerie feeling.

Still Confused! What is The Difference?

The infrared spectrum of light lies just beyond what we can see as humans. For some, infrared photography has been just as elusive and mysterious. While capturing this invisible light has been possible for years, the process has been steeped in tedium, expense and unpredictable results. Because of these reasons, many photographers have only dipped their toes in this beautiful medium, or avoided it altogether. The digital photography revolution has rendered this unique art form much more accessible, and simpler, than in the analog photography days. Just look at the difference in following photo.

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Also there are some famous myths about infrared photography exists since it was discovered. Like, You can’t use autofocus with infrared film. Or all Nikon cameras work with infrared film but Canons don’t. Or Infrared energy is generated by friction etc.

you can find some of the many myths here in this article with their explanations.

Brilliant Examples of Infrared Photography

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64 Comments

  1. Awesome collection !! well done

  2. Some day, i want to shoot Infrared shot.

  3. Wow, truely amazing photos!

    Sam Thompson
    http://www.samuelthompson.co.uk

  4. amazing collection

  5. ….. now this is cool…. infrared photography…. photo manipulation straight from the camera’s eye…. fantastic post…. thank you Anders Ross and instantShift !! :)

  6. Really amazing photographies!

  7. Wow, beautiful is not enough word to describe those images.

  8. Wow, Cool List.
    Thanks for telling about Infrared Photography. I didn’t knew it, lol :D

  9. This is beautiful! Excellent Collection..

  10. This is beautiful! Excellent Collection

  11. that’s beautifull collection of photo, now i’m interested to photography

  12. such a beautiful style of photography. Thanks for this share.

  13. this is really nice and cool stock of images please let me know may i use these images for my local pc.

  14. Great post! I didn’t actually know what Infrared Photography was before reading this, and the examples are great.

  15. i found a great infrared training program that showed me how to make images like this and more! these are amazing photos.
    this is the site that has the great tuts, like 100 pages full!

    http://www.nature-photography-central.com/infrared-photoshop-tutorials.html

  16. Просто супер. Даже самому захотелось попробовать что то подобное. Спасибо за идею.

  17. Really amazing!

  18. Beautiful photos, very inspiring.

  19. Very nice photography. It is also interesting. I like the colours. This is something that I must give a try.

  20. Absolutely fantastic pictures here, really enjoyed scrolling through them! It’s kind of like a slightly different world!

  21. Whoaaa…100 years of infrared photography and still as stunning today as it was in the 40s, the way Weegee exemplifies here http://forwardthinkingmuseum.com/exh_grp_IR_art_weegee1.php

  22. Beautiful! Execellent compilation, all of them are unique.

  23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinmartinez350d/4132009685/

    featured in photography magazines worldwide

    check out Edwin Martinez on the web…

    Definitely Infrared GURU

  24. cool!!!

    love it!!

    wonderful

  25. Really amazing photographies

  26. LOVABLE COLLECTION
    A
    AWESOME WORK

    LOVE INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY!!!!!!!!!!

  27. There are a lot of pictures that are NOT infra red pictures. There fotoshop or HDR images. BAD BAD BAD! This is a Stupid post

  28. Lovely, you should see my sister’s … converted digital camera NOT created in photoshop! [..URL..]

  29. Thoroughly enjoyed viewing these, I am very much in love with infrared photography – nothing like it, great work!

  30. This is really a GREAT collection !!!!
    ( from someone who has tried Infrared Color and B&W film …. )

  31. Excellent Collection.

  32. I thought you might be interested in posting a link to this Infrared Timelapse movie created using a Canon 5D Mark II.

    http://blog.andrewshurtleff.com/multimedia-archive/

    Thank you for your time.

    Andrew Shurtleff

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