Infrared Week Part 7

Our final instalment of Infrared Week is an image of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Foliage turns white and the grass resembles snow. The stonework of the bridge appears a dark grey. This is my favourite image of Infrared Week, and so I have saved it until last 🙂 Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens […]

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Infrared Week Part 6

Part six of Infrared Week. This is a view down into the Avon Gorge, seen from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The use of infrared film makes the water turn an eerie black while trees glow a pale white. Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens and Efke IR820 Aura film.

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Infrared Week Part 5

Part five of Infrared Week takes to Ashcott, just west of Glastonbury. The site of the former Glastonbury Canal is now given over to marshland, some of which is preserved and used for birdwatching. This boardwalk takes visitors on a journey over marshes and through beds of reeds. Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 […]

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Infrared Week Part 4

Part four of Infrared Week. This is Clifton Observatory, perched high on top of a cliff, looking down over Brunel‘s Clifton Suspension Bridge. Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens and Efke IR820 Aura film.

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Infrared Week Part 2

And so we kick off the first picture of Infrared Week with this photo of the building perched on the edge of the Avon Gorge. In infrared, grass appears white and blue skies appear dark. Buildings are mostly unaffected and the picture has an odd effect where it looks like some things are in negative. […]

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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 infrared […]

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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 I […]

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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 in […]

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