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Infrared

How to take infrared pictures, Infrared (IR) pictures are just something a little different, it's not an expensive experiment in fact you can buy an IR filter for less than £10 and the results can be fantastically different from the normal stock.

Infrared (IR) pictures are just something a little different, it's not an expensive experiment in fact you can buy an IR filter for less than £10 and the results can be fantastically different from the normal stock.  So what do you do?

First you must wait for a sunny day!  Living in the North West this is the hardest part!  Line up the shot you want, set the white balance and focus the camera before putting the IR filter on, the filter will block most normal light so the camera will not be able to focus after you apply the filter.  Now put your IR filter on and switch the focus to manual.

Take the shot using a long exposure usually 30 seconds minimum, long exposure like this are needed to take the picture but obviously come with the normal inherent dangers!  The picture accompanying this article for instance is of some trees at the back of my house; the wind has denied me any clarity but given the branches a ghostly effect.  I have taken more using longer distances and it reduces the effect but experiment to find what works for you and send us the results!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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