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…

Nikon D700 Infrared

Nikon D700 Infrared

After a lot of work, my Nikon D700 Infrared is ready for action! After several Nikon D70 as well as a Nikon D80, I have now converted a…

IR Chrome Filter

Make your own IR Chrome

Yes, I made a mistake. I have unfairly praised and promoted the IR Chrome filter in the past. Kolari Vision’s filter, designed by a French IR fan named…

Infrared rainbow

Infrared Rainbow

Ever wondered what an infrared rainbow looks like? Only for about a quarter of an hour, shortly before disappearing on the horizon, the sun shone yesterday. And in…

Moon

Only the moon and me

Astrophotography seems like a good hobby to me. My girlfriend’s father gave me his old telescope some time ago. I, as a technophobe, had a long time trouble…

Ultraviolet Photography

Ultraviolet = undetermined

It is raining incessantly in Switzerland. And it has been for days. The Aare, the river that runs through my city, will soon overflow. There’s not much you…

Converting a camera to IR

Converting a camera to IR

Converting a camera to IR or full spectrum is exhausting, but also very satisfying. I like making something new out of something old and giving it my own…

Blue trees

A new obsession: Blue trees

As I probably once alluded to, I am looking for a false color IR style that will produce blue trees. I have tried many things. For a long…

Cokin Varicolor

The Cokin Varicolor

As readers will have noticed, I’m a fan of dramatic skies – whether that’s in the form of wild cloud formations or stark color gradients. And it doesn’t…

Dean Bennici

Interview with Dean Bennici

I am currently working on a larger article about the history of Aerochrome false color infrared film and attempts to find a digital analog. I actually want to…

Triple Bandpass filter

Video with the Triple Bandpass

Filming is easier with the Triple Bandpass filter than with the X1 method discussed in previous posts. The blue vegetation, which turns reddish after the channel swap, is…

TB550/660/850

TB550/660/850: The real test

The sun shone for a few hours, enough to take some photos with the TB550/660/850. The results are very similar to the Orange-Green filter method. In any case,…

TB550/660/850

The real digital Aerochrome?

Well, here it is, the fabled filter from Midwest Optical that seems to be great for Aerochrome-style photos: The TB550/660/850. You can’t buy it from any store or…

Aerochrome method

Does my method hold up?

I went outside to see how well my method reproduces the Aerochrome color changes (for context please see previous entries). For this purpose, I took photos with this…

Aerochrome emulation

The crux of digital EIR

I am currently working on an authentic digital version of the discontinued Kodak Color Infrared film (Aerochrome) with cameras that have a Bayer sensor. Of course, I’m not…

Infrared in cinematography

Infrared in cinema

Infrared is used in cinema from time to time. I recently noticed it in the Van Gogh biopic At Eternety’s Gate. The film has one very short scene…