A few years ago, Graeme converted his Nikon D70S to an dedicated IR camera and has produced some interesting results using the camera. Today, I decided to take the camera out for a short walk through some nearby fields and trails. Rather interesting how the shots turn out so differently in IR compared to full spectrum.
My first stop was beside a local road and it was interesting, the response that I got, when pointing what might look a bit like a radar gun at approaching cars coming around a bend. I soon decided that it might be best to experiment without the cars in the picture.
Taking IR photos can be done in a couple of ways. Some people will use their normal camera and just add a filter on the front of the lens while others, like Graeme has done, will do a full internal conversion of the camera. Regardless of the process, it certainly changes the way that the camera sees a trail through the woods or a few branches overhead.
My results with flowers weren’t too impressive but some scenes turned out to be quite dramatic.
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