Infrared Week Part 1

Spring has sprung, and there is more infrared radiation in the sunlight. You can tell because it’s warm! I’ve been saving some infrared film in the freezer since last summer, and I’ve finally had a chance to shoot it in my dedicated infrared camera – a Mamiya C220 TLR. In the past I’ve shot infraredContinue reading “Infrared Week Part 1”

Another go at infrared

Getting the exposure right with infrared photography is notoriously hard. Last time I tried infrared, back in Spring, I made a roll of widely bracketed shots and compared them to meter readings of visible light. I calculated that whatever the meter said, I needed to add 9 stops[1]. Having come up with this value IContinue reading “Another go at infrared”

Infrared over Troopers Hill

I’ve tried infrared photography a few times in the past with varying success. But one thing that I’ve always found is that infrared film is a lot grainier than regular black & white film, so you end up with a relatively low resolution picture. To work around this, I’ve tried using medium-format infrared film inContinue reading “Infrared over Troopers Hill”

Shooting with Efke IR820 infrared film

Background I’ve dabbled in infrared photography a few times, originally using Maco 820c. The results were varied and I didn’t shoot it often enough to get a good feel for it. More recently, I bought some Efke IR820. If you’re reading this post, you presumably know vaguely about the film already, so I won’t goContinue reading “Shooting with Efke IR820 infrared film”

Infrared photography

I got my hands on some Efke IR820 infrared film recently, and put it to good use at various locations around Bristol. See my geek blog for a discussion of metering and exposure in infrared photography, or just read on for the pictures. Foliage is rendered white, while open water and the sky are renderedContinue reading “Infrared photography”

Success with infrared photography

A while back I took an interest in infrared photography, and I bought a couple of rolls of Maco 820c infrared film. Using infrared film involves a huge amount of trial and error, and unlike digital cameras, you can’t take one or two pictures and check after each one. You have to shoot a wholeContinue reading “Success with infrared photography”

Infrared photos

I’ve dabbled with infrared photography before, but not had much luck. This time, I’m delighted with the results. If you want to read more about my method, please have a look at my other blog. If you just want to see the pictures – well here they are. Blue skies appear black and foliage appearsContinue reading “Infrared photos”

Ultraviolet photography

The common mention of “ultraviolet” in photography is the use of ultraviolet (UV) filters, which specifically blockĀ UV light and allow visible light into the camera. This is less important in the digital days since UV is also blocked at the camera sensor. It was more important in the film days when too much UV lightContinue reading “Ultraviolet photography”