Written by DimensionSeven, proofread by MichiLauke and abdulicart.
Sample images by DimensionSeven and MichiLauke.
Infrared photography is not a new technique: it's been around for over 100 years. The first infrared photograph was taken by Professor Robert Williams Wood and was published in the Royal Photographic Society Journal in 1910. Infrared photography became popular in the psychedelic hype of the 1960's, for example Jimi Hendrix, Donovan or the Grateful Dead released albums with infrared photos on their covers.
The famous Jimi Hendrix cover by Karl Ferris (1967) : http://www.bitchinentertainment.com/html_articles/hendrix.html
The world's probably best known infrared image is from a later date though, from 1984: U2's album cover for their LP, The Unforgettable Fire: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/The_Unforgettable_Fire.png by http://www.simonmarsden.co.uk/
So what is this infrared thing about?
Light can be described as an elec