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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Photography can serve as a nice source of inspiration. We designers, can derive inspiration from almost everything around, and this collection can fulfills your various photography inspiration related needs as the creativity in shooting photos is somewhat hot trend now days. We can promise you that when you start browsing them farther in details it will surely refresh your memory.
While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that we missed some other great photography work. Feel free to share it with us.