Welcome to our collection of infrared photography articles. We are actively adding content, so check back for more, or follow us on Facebook for updates when we add something. Have any infrared photography or UV expertise you’d like to share? We are always looking for good articles and tutorials to add.
- What is Infrared Photography? – Learn the basics of infrared photography
- Why get an infrared conversion? Read about the differences between film and digital infrared photography and lens filters compared to an infrared conversion
- Getting Started – A basic guide to starting with infrared photography and setting up your camera after an infrared conversion
- Choosing an Infrared Filter – Things to consider when deciding which filter to use
- When to get a Full Spectrum Conversion – Find out if the full spectrum conversion is for you
- Choosing a Camera for Infrared – Pros and Cons of various camera systems
- Filter Light Loss – How much to compensate exposure for each filter option
- Lens Hotspot – The most complete list of lens hotspot performance
- Problems with Infrared Photography – And how to avoid them
- Dust Reduction – Why dust reduction systems are removed and which cameras can keep them on after a conversion
- Focus Calibration – Learn how focusing works on a DSLR and why it needs to be calibrated
- Internal Cut Filter transmissions – Graphs of what light original camera lowpass filters transmit
- Sensor Cleaning – Notes on cleaning a converted camera
- CDHK – an alternate firmware to add features to Canon Powershots
- Infrared Lighting – Sources of light that work for infrared photography
- Green Laser Infrared Emission – Learn about a cheap source for an infrared laser
- Forensics – Basics of using IR and UV photography for forensic purposes
- Infrared Heat Vision – Seeing heat with a converted digital camera
- Infrared Rainbow – What a rainbow looks like in infrared
- Infrared Visibility – How infrared photography improves viewing distance
- Mounting Filters on Point and Shoots – Methods of mounting filers on point and shoot cameras
- Gallery – Some sample photos from converted cameras
- See our Tutorials section
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Here is a useful hint for those cameras which are not able to do a good in-camera white balance in IR. Obtain a piece of white PTFE (Teflon) and make a raw photograph of it. Then use the photo to set and save a white balance preset in your favorite converter/editor by “white-clicking” on the PTFE in the raw photograph.
Cheers – Andrea B. @ UltravioletPhotography.com
In regard to hot spots – do you have any experience with the Sony 18-105f4 PZ lens?
I am unsure what nm I need. I am solely going to use it on weddings but I like some small colour so will I get this at 720nm or do I need to go lower to 690nm