As a photographer, you want to wow your audience. Your ultimate goal is to have people stop in their tracks and just stare at your piece in awe, to feel it; regardless of genre or topic matters. One way to do this is to show people the things they can not normally see.
Infrared photography is the art of showing the unseen as it falls outside the visible light spectrum for humans. This means you will need special equipment beyond your standard camera to capture these breathtaking images.
If you are just starting out, using an infrared filter will allow you to prevent visible light from hitting your camera’s sensor while allowing the infrared light to hit it. Alternatively, you can convert a DSLR camera by having the infrared filter that is on the front of your camera’s sensor removed. This is more expensive and it makes it impossible for that camera to take normal pictures again.
You will have to consult your camera’s manual so that you can properly set your white balance; whether you use a filter or whether you had your camera converted. You will also have to pay extra attention to your exposure.
Keep in mind that infrared photography is better geared for landscapes than people. The advantage to this is that infrared photography removes the need to wait for the blue and golden hours and works well even with overcast skies and stormy weather.
In this gallery, we’ll showcase 30 examples of beautiful infrared photography. We hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to explore this style of photography on your own.
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