Absolutely gorgeous gallery Michael! I can't wait till that filter I ordered comes in after seeing your images haha. I'm very glad #r72 and #I-LIKE-IT-RAW affiliated! Keep up the great work and if you have anymore advice for me on IR photographer do let me know and your always welcome to relate that information to ILR members.
thank you for your positive comment. IR tutorials you can find in the r72 tutorial folder.
If you want to make ir photos with your canon rebel camera you have to have a good tripod because canon is using strong infrared blocking filters inside the camera straight on the chip (for better color management).
And you should test your camera with different lenses and various longtime exposures because some lenses are producing in every photo in the center a strong visible hot spot.
This is absolutely stunning, i think infrared pics are gonna be my new favorite type of artform....this is beyond gorgeous!!! Is there a special camera that does that?...lol....sorry if thats a stupid question but ive never heard of that but im loving it!!!
Most infrared photos are made with normal digital cameras and an infrared filter which you simply screw on the lens.
With some cameras it is easier to make infrared images - even handheld - because they have something like a "nightshot mode" like certain Sony models (f.e. F717 or F828). Or they are technically converted into an infrared camera. That means that someone has removed the internal infrared blocking filter.
With some other camera models it is more difficult to make good infrared photos because they have inside stationary strong infrared blocking filters on the chip for a better color management of the camera. Some camera models or some lenses may also produce a big white "Hot Spot" in the center of the photos. E.g. to make some good IR-Shots with a Canon 20D it seemed to be very difficult. You have to expose at least 30 Seconds and more even in the full midday sun because of that strong internal infrared blocker.
Most of the Nikon models produce better results. If you google your camera model plus the word "infrared" you may find some sample pictures and descriptions whether your camera "is ready" for infrared photography and how to use it correctly for this technique. All you need is an infrared filter (and maybe a tripod).
There are many different types of Infrared filters. I am using a Hoya r72 720nm (most ir-photographers are using this type of filter) and a noname 950nm filter. A filter with 720nm is good for some day light + infrared light mixture. With a color editing processing (blue-red channel changing) the results are very good. If you are using a strong 950nm IR-Filter all visible daylight will be excluded - totally excluded! So the results are more monochrome like in black and white photography. You can find more detailed tutorials and instructions for Infrared techniques here -->> [link] and in Gilad's journal -->> [link] .
On r72 you can also find a photo gallery with analog infrared images which are made "traditionally" with Kodak (and other) Infrared films -->> [link] .