Starting with a bee

Producing videos is a whole new world to me. It’s much more complex and exhausting than still photography, and IR adds another level of complexity.

You need a camera, a steadicam, a microphone, you need a video production software, where you can merge, cut and brighten up your footage and where you can do the channel mixing associated with infrared imagery.

In the coming weeks and months, I’ll write sporadically about my experiences and troubles with filming in IR light, about the gear I use and how I process the images.

For the time being, I’d like to show you the first decent footage. I’ve recorded it with a steadicam and did a bit of proper post-processing. It’s a bee, in 720nm infrared, recorded at Lake Uebeschi in Switzerland with a Nikon D7100 and an old 28mm Nikkor lens.

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