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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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 rendered […]

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