The Art of Digital Infrared Photography
As most of my professional photography has been concerned with infrared photography recently due to the pandemic affecting corporate and event photography commissions around Scotland, so I thought this would be a good time to reflect on how infrared photography has changed in recent years. of course the biggest change has been the move away from infrared film to digital cameras and an even larger influence, has been the ability to convert digital cameras to shoot entirely in infrared, without the need for a tripod, by removing the internal protective infrared light filter from the cameras and replacing it with either a specific infrared filter or leaving you with a full spectrum camera (able to shoot a variety of infrared images with filters). The main thing has been the ability to stroll around without a tripod and experiment. In the past, infrared film was expensive and often a bit of a hit or miss depending on the developing and exposure of the image, now photographers can try out all sorts of things. I have used infrared for sports photography, weddings, architecture and many other corporate photography commissions around Scotland, this could never have happened in the past. Photoshop and other software such as DXO filters have also enhanced all the special effects created by infrared and has given the photographers a range of choices for the final image to create eye catching images for fine art purposes, or just to have a black and white photo with brilliant dynamic range. My biggest sales over the last 5 years for landscape and fine art have been in infrared.
It is also a hugely enjoyable genre and offers all sorts of creative possibilities. So its not all about white trees and forests. This doesn't even touch on the use of infrared imagery for medical and forensic purposes.
So, I will leave you with a recent infrared photograph taken in East Lothian, Scotland.
Until next time.
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Commercial Freelance event and corporate Photographer, Edinburgh, Scotland
Fine Art and Landscape Photographer Scotland
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