As a photographer, you want to wow your audience. Your ultimate goal is to have people stop in their tracks and stare at your shot 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 usually see.
As it falls outside the visible light spectrum for humans, infrared photography is the art of showing the unseen. This means you will need special equipment beyond your standard camera to capture these breathtaking images.
If you are 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 removing the infrared filter on the front of your camera’s sensor. This is more expensive, making it impossible for that camera to take normal pictures again.
You will have to consult your camera’s manual to properly set your white balance, whether you use a filter or had your camera converted. You will also have to pay extra attention to your exposure.
Keep in mind that infrared photography is better geared toward 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 showcase thirty stunning examples of infrared photography. We hope you enjoy them and that they inspire you to explore this style of photography on your own.
Pink Tree by Michael Laukeninks
Horses Dreams Infrared by Michael Laukeninks
Infrared Landscape by Blackdaddy
Morning Work by Musin Yohan
Lonely by Azri Suratmin
Friends by Lomoholicz Photography
Run Away with Me by Zifeng Zhao
Sakura & Old Path by Mohd Zaki Shamsudin
Torito at Pine Beach by RTsan
Fotografia by Rafael Taveras Garcia
Infrared Reflections by Lomoholicz Photography
Summer Time at Upton by Dave Dupéré
Catholic University by Zach Stern
Summer or Winter by Lister Fil
Chinese Gardens by shin-ex
Lindo Lake Infrared by Bill Gracey
Moulin de la Roche by Roland.r
Tropical Garden Infrared by Michael Laukeninks
U.S. Capitol by M. T. Harmon
The Painted Desert Infrared by Michael Pancier
By the Sea by Aelita Intl
Open Gates by Enkphoto
A Better Day by Jeremy Chin
Tiger in Infrared by Amoa Photography