B&W Infrared Photography
Exploring landscapes and urban landscapes with a modified digital camera that only allows the infrared spectrum to be recorded. Skies become dark, with bright white clouds. Trees and any kind of foliage become ghostly white. Skin tones too become pale. Shaded areas fall into black, sunlit areas pop darkly bright – anything that reflects infrared light appears white or a light grey.
The camera used is a Canon 5D mark II. The conversion was been done by life pixel, adding a Deep B&W infrared filter. They also adjusted the camera for ‘universal lens calibration’ to help with the focusing accuracy of the infrared light.
While the majority of infrared photography embraces natural landscapes, I’m fascinated by how urban landscapes (with people) appear in B&W infrared images.
For more techie info about these photographs, check out the Tangents blog.