In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. Usually an “infrared filter” is used; this lets infrared (IR) light pass through to the camera, but blocks all or most of the visible light spectrum (the filter therefore, looks black or deep red).
When a filter is used together with infrared-sensitive film or sensors, false-color or black-and-white images can result, with a dreamlike or somewhat ghostly/spooky appearance.
As with most photographic techniques these days, faux infrared photography can be achieved with image manipulation software such as Photoshop.
After the showcase is a list of links to articles outlining the techniques for shooting infrared photography, and also how to create the infrared effect in Photoshop.
We have collected more than 30 stunning examples of infrared photography for your inspiration and viewing pleasure.
Stock forest woodland tree infra
Three Willow Trees infrared
The Guilded River
Tree In Yyteri
Infrared Series – Terengganu
Infrared Macro of Flowers
Sun Moon Lake
Don’t trust black windows
Infrared Landscape – Yellowstone
Infrared Pictures La Hulpe
Infrared Botanical Garden Shanghai
Park Jean-Drapeau, Quebec
Winter in Mexico
View From the Past
Infrared Photography How Tos
If you would like to take photographs in infrared but are not sure if your camera is up to it, or what equipment is required, if you would like to know the best subjects, time of day, lighting conditions, etc., here is a selection of articles that will point you in the right direction
- Getting Started with Infrared Photography
- Infrared Photography with a Digital Camera
- Infrared Photography Using a Digital Camera
- A Guide to Infrared Photography
Infrared Photography in Photoshop
After looking through some Photoshop tutorials for the infrared effect, I discovered that they are all pretty much the same, so I have selected just one, which I completed and here are my before and after images using this tutorial: