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…

Aerochrome emulation

Best digital Aerochrome so far?

I think I have found a very good way to emulate the look of Kodak Ektachrome Infrared or Aerochrome with digital cameras. If I were only concerned with…

Monochrome IR

Monochrome IR with the SD1

I had some time on my hands today around noon, so I went to the nearby river to get decent monochrome IR images with the Sigma SD1 Merrill.…

Shooting Aerochrome

Shooting Aerochrome

Of course, there is not ONE Aerochrome look. When we try to recreate Aerochrome (Kodak EIR) film with digital cameras, we have to keep this in mind. The…

IR photo

Foveon IR photo myth dispelled

There are a number of myths and misconceptions about infrared photography: – An IR photo looks best when taken on a bright, sunny day around noon. – IR…

Channel mixer IR filming

Infrared video school, part 3

The channel mixer is perhaps the most important tool when processing a typical IR image (720nm). Using Adobe Premiere we can swap the red and blue channels to…