UV photography

UV rediscovered

Ultraviolet photography is very exciting, I’ve written about it in previous posts. And finally I have also found an approach to it. But it took many attempts and…

Aerochrome simple

Aerochrome: Keep it simple

The blue trees have kept me busy for some time. Whenever I went out, I used this ingenious filter combination to take photos. Now I’ve gone back to…

50mm

The new 50mm lens

Today I tested the new 50mm lens I bought. Basically I needed it so I could use the other one permanently for the “Bluegrass IR” look. But I…

Tierwelt IR Camera

Something like a Q&A

Recently I gave an interview about my IR work to Tierwelt, a Swiss magazine that covers nature and environmental issues. As usually, only a part of the answers…

Lee-Filter Blue grass

Blue grass: Filter found!

This post is very short, but of the utmost importance. At least that’s what I think. I finally found the Lee filter that can be used to generate…

Green Man Blue Trees

Green man approves

I still can’t believe I could create a new IR style that features blue trees and otherwise natural colors. Combined with the Nikon D700, whose sensor seems ideally…

Blue

Always blue hour

With the Nikon D700, the Blue Trees look is even a little better. I don’t know why, but fir trees, meadows and other green stuff already come out…

Blue Trees IR

Tadaa! Blue trees!

The hunt for blue trees is finally over. I thought for a long time that it was impossible to create an IR false color style that would bring…

Spring Aerochrome

Spring has finally arrived

Everything around us is blooming again – spring has finally arrived. I made a quick video test with the TB filter and Orange 16. The result is a…

YouTube Aerochrome

My first video on YouTube

Now I tested a bit further and found out that the Orange-16 filter, which I use for the Orange-Green method, also helps a bit with the Aerochrome emulation…

Digital Aerochrome video

Digital Aerochrome video

I have come a big step closer to real digital Aerochrome video. Here is the “secret” recipe. But beware! It may differ from camera to camera, respectively lens…

Disassemble a filter

Disassemble a filter

I have a confession to make: I destroyed my first Triple Bandpass TB550/660/850 filter (great for Aerochrome experiments) trying to get the glass out of the filter ring.…

35mm f/2 AF

The 35mm f/2 AF is great

Just a quick note about my test with Nikon D700 and the Nikon 35mm f/2 AF. This could become my new favorite lens – sharp, no fringing, no…

self-converted camera

The self-converted camera

It’s nice when you can build your own IR camera. But it has limitations. This has become clear in my test of wide-angle lenses with my Nikon D700.…

NIKKOR-N 24mm

The NIKKOR-N 24mm

I am looking for the best wide-angle lens for my Nikon D700. It should perform very well in infrared, both in combination with 720nm filters and with the…

Autumn Aerochrome

Autumn Aerochrome

I was finally able to photograph autumn vegetation with a converted Nikon D700 and the Aerochrome combo. This time with an older 50mm lens (f/2 AI). So far…

Cheap IR filter

Cheap IR filter: DIY

Many IR filters made of glass are expensive, especially if you buy them for lenses with a wide front diameter. In the last few weeks I have started…

New IR Style: Purple & Gold

Every now and then you come across something special when experimenting with filters. For example, this: golden yellow and purple trees. It almost looks as if a gold…

UV bandpass filter

The truth about UV photography

I’ve been dabbling in ultraviolet photography for years. But I just can’t find the right approach. I want to like this “different” kind of photography in the invisible…

Aerochrome Filter

My very own Aerochrome filter

You want an Aerochrome filter? Forget IR Chrome, forget all the well-known and overpriced filters and buy a Hoya Green X1 instead and a dark yellow or light…