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30 Beautiful Examples of Infrared Photography

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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.

Pink Tree
infrared photography Pink Tree

Horses Dreams Infrared
shot infrared Horses Dreams Infrared

Infrared Landscape
infrared photography Infrared Landscape

Morning Work
shot infrared Morning Work

infrared photography Lonely

shot infrared Friends

Run Away with Me
infrared photography Run Away with Me

Sakura & Old Path
shot infrared Sakura & Old Path

Torito at Pine Beach
shot infrared Torito at Pine Beach

photography Fotografia

Infrared Reflections
shot infrared Infrared Reflections

Summer Time at Upton
infrared photography Summer Time at Upton

Catholic University
shot infrared Catholic University

Summer or Winter
infrared photography Summer or Winter

Infrared HDR Palmer Park Colorado Springs
infrared photography Infrared HDR Palmer Park Colorado Springs

Chinese Gardens
shot infrared Chinese Gardens

Lindo Lake Infrared
infrared photography Lindo Lake Infrared

Morning Reflection
shot infrared Morning Reflection

Moulin de la Roche
infrared photography Moulin de la Roche

Old Phoenix City
shot infrared Old Phoenix City

Tropical Garden Infrared
infrared photography Tropical Garden Infrared

U.S. Capitol
shot infrared U.S. Capitol

The Painted Desert Infrared
infrared photography The Painted Desert Infrared

Port Meadow Trees
infrared photography Port Meadow Trees

By the Sea
shot infrared By the Sea

Beside Still Waters
shot infrared Beside Still Waters

Open Gates
shot infrared Open Gates

A Better Day
photography A Better Day

Sydney Opera House
shot infrared Sydney Opera House

Tiger in Infrared
photography Tiger in Infrared

shot infrared Cannons

Her World
shot infrared Her World

Infrared Tree
photography Infrared Tree