Well, I see that it’s been a bit more than 17 day’s since I’ve made of Post here.  There have been some interesting things I’ve done since then.  The above is just one of them.

I had mentioned awhile back that I have taken a interest in Infrared Photography.  I still have the interest in it, but it’s taking me a long time and some money to try and get it just right.  It’s not all that easy to do, as might be thought.  You have to have your camera settings just right or the Image will not come out very good.  I have tried a number of different Infrared Lens’s that just screw on the front of my 58mm Tamron Lens.  There are other way’s to shoot Infrared, and that’s have your camera changed over to block out the light and take only Images in Infrared.  That will cost you about $200.00 US money.  I really don’t want to go that far.  If you do it, that’s the only thing the camera will take is Infrared Images.  That can get kinda boring after awhile.

So, what I’ve done is purchase a 58mm Hoya IR Filter @ 720n.  This filter just screw’s on the 58mm Lens that I have for my Pentax K10D.  However, it’s still not all that simple.  Using a Tripod with a remote shutter trigger is a must.  Now, I have to mount the camera and focus on the subject I want to shoot.  After getting your subject in total focus, I have to lock the focus, and very gently screw on the IR Filter so it does not move the Lens.  Now, that you have the IR Filter on you can’t see thru the Lens.  This is why you make sure the focus is right before doing that.

Then, I press the Remote Shutter Trigger and hold the exposure open for about 30 sec. in Blub Mode.  Then release the shutter and wait for the camera to process the Image which usually takes about 15 sec.  If your exposure is right, it should come out white, red, and some black.  Then it’s on to more editing with my Photo Editing Programs to bring out more of what the camera did for me.

The above Image is of a old Farmstead that is not far from my home.  I had to play around a bit with this, to bring out the color.  It’s worth it when you enjoy doing Infrared Photography.

Thanks for reading and still following.


Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

One thought on “INFRERED PHOTO

  1. Nice infrared Les, and a great discussion.
    Back when we were using infrared film those filters were pretty effective, but no so much with digital sensors. I agree that shooting with almost opaque filters are a hassle. However, having a DSLR converted for infrared is a pleasure to use. I had my old camera converted to infrared a bit over ten years ago and I can’t imagine that it would ever be boring.
    I suppose if it that was my only DSLR, but I still have my normal DSLR for colour.

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