35 Dramatic Infrared Photography for Inspiration

Infrared Photography Might Not Be A New Technique To Be Talking About But Its Effect Never Seems To Lose Its Charm. It Is A Forever Popular Technique And Digital Photography Has Highlighted It Even More.
In Infrared Photography, The Film Or Image Sensor Used Is Sensitive To Infrared Light. The Part Of The Spectrum Used Is Referred To As Near-infrared To Distinguish It From Far-infrared, Which Is The Domain Of Thermal Imaging. Wavelengths Used For Photography Range From About 700 Nm To About 900 Nm. Film Is Usually Sensitive To Visible Light Too, So An Infrared-passing Filter Is Used. This Lets Infrared Light Pass Through To The Camera, But Blocks All Or Most Of The Visible Light Spectrum; The Filter Thus Looks Black Or Deep Red.

When These Filters Are Used Together With Infrared-sensitive Film Or Sensors, Very Interesting “in-camera Effects” Can Be Obtained; False-color Or Black-and-white Images With A Dreamlike Or Sometimes Lurid Appearance Known As The “Wood Effect,” An Effect Mainly Caused By Foliage (such As Tree Leaves And Grass) Strongly Reflecting In The Same Way Visible Light Is Reflected From Snow. There Is A Small Contribution From Chlorophyll Fluorescence, But This Is Marginal And Is Not The Real Cause Of The Brightness Seen In Infrared Photographs. The Effect Is Named After The Infrared Photography Pioneer Robert W. Wood, And Not After The Material Wood, Which Does Not Strongly Reflect Infrared.

The Other Attributes Of Infrared Photographs Include Very Dark Skies And Penetration Of Atmospheric Haze, Caused By Reduced Rayleigh Scattering And Mie Scattering, Respectively, Compared To Visible Light. The Dark Skies, In Turn, Result In Less Infrared Light In Shadows And Dark Reflections Of Those Skies From Water, And Clouds Will Stand Out Strongly. These Wavelengths Also Penetrate A Few Millimeters Into Skin And Give A Milky Look To Portraits, Although Eyes Often Look Black.

Infrared Photography Is Not Just About An Expensive Camera. It Mostly Depends Upon The Photographer’s Skills On How He Uses The Camera To Make An Ordinary Picture Look Dramatic And Appeasing To Eyes. You Can Also A Pro At Infrared Photography If You Just Get The Skills Rights. For Your Inspiration, We Have 35 Stunning Examples Of Infrared Photography.

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Allen Ray

is a graphic designer. The Design Mag was founded in 2008, and since then she is constantly looking for new ways to serve the Design community both online and offline. It is her ultimate goal to make The Design Mag the best source for Design related Tutorial and Resources. Follow on Twitter@thedesignmag

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