This is an ongoing project created as an exploration into the technical, but equally creative world of infrared photography. Each picture was captured with a Super Colour IR converted Nikon D7100 and later edited using Capture NX-D and Adobe Photoshop.
The primary objective of this infrared gallery was to get a better understanding of how cameras work–more specifically, how they interact with light. Furthermore, I wanted to venture further outside of my comfort zone in regards to photography with the hopes of developing new techniques through the combination of various lenses, camera settings and post production.
When a camera takes a picture, light travels through the lens and into the camera body, through a piece of glass called a filter and onto the sensor. When a camera conversion takes place, that piece of glass is removed and replaced with a special filter designed to capture images on a different range of the light spectrum. In this case, infrared light. Since modern cameras aren’t typically designed to do this, many additional challenges come with taking images this way, such as the inability to use a viewfinder, or the issue of certain lenses causing significant distortion or hotspots that wouldn’t be typical of a normal DSLR. Because of this, taking images with a converted camera becomes all the more challenging. A technical understanding is essential, along with some extra patience and the expectation that even the most precisely composed image may not turn out as expected.
This project will be continuously updated as I continue to learn and create.