How Infrared Photography Can Turn Boring Shots in Entrancing Photos

Sometimes, the thing you need to break out of a creative rut is a new or unusual way of creating images, and an infrared-modified camera is one such example of that. This great video will show you how an infrared-converted camera can take normal, uninteresting scenes and breathe new creative life into them. 

Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, the neat video will show you how an infrared-converted camera can create eye-catching images out of even the most normal or even banal scenes. A digital camera sensor can actually record infrared light, but manufacturers generally filter out those wavelengths, as they are outside the visible spectrum and would thus only serve to negatively affect the final image when brought back into the visible range. However, you can have your camera modified to record those infrared wavelengths again (I had Life Pixel convert my first Canon DSLR) and use it as a creative way to render scenes, and it can be a particularly addictive way to shoot. It is not a great way to photograph people, but for landscapes or cityscapes, it is well worth trying out, and it can breathe new life into that old DSLR sitting in your closet. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Heaton. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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