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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Bleys's Avatar
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    Infrared photography

    Since we already have a thread going about HDR, I figured I'd start one about infrared filters. I have always wanted to try it, but I haven't as of yet. I'm not sure which equipment would work best for a beginner.

    Has anyone tried it? What filter/camera set up did you use? Any tips? Any good tutorials?

    If you don't know what I am talking about... here's a good example:

    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/36131058/

    (Check out his gallery, too... some great infrared examples... and, uh, some other cool photos as well.)
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    I've tried a few IR photos, but none posted online. I use a Nikon D50 and a Hoya filter. I used to have a nice tutorial but the site was taken down, or I just bookmarked it wrong. All I can find now are these:

    Infrared Conversion / Work Flow
    Life Pixel - Infrared Tutorial
    Life Pixel - Infrared Video Tutorial
    Lucas Seidenfaden Photography - Infrared Photography Tutorial
    DSLR Infrared
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    I used an 89a Hoya on an old olypus digital and it did well for IR photos (before the camera died a glorious death).

    Unfortunatly now I use a Canon 20D and it just is not IR friendly.
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Bleys's Avatar
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    I think the canon digital cameras are ungood for IR photography (bad news for me). I've heard the Nikons are better, though.
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    They do make a Canon model (20Da) that is specifically made for Astrophotography and thus also good for IR. Hard to find now though.

    Most digital cameras can also be modified for IR too, but it makes them awful for regular work.
    For example, most Canon and Nikon SLRs can have their IR blocking glass (internal) replaced by clear glass. Then when used with an IR filter, it works great.
    But when used for regualr photos, they will be less sharp (IR light is slightly off from normal light, thus adding a blur/haze, which is why most cameras filter it out).
    Brian Poirier
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    I do like this trend- anything is fun as long as it is not overused!
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