Is your UV Bandpass filter REALLY creating Ultraviolet images? The Fuji XT-1 Forensics package filter does not.
UV Photography has many obstacles
Ultraviolet light, or light from 200nm - 400nm in wavelength, is notoriously difficult to image with normal camera equipment. A normal digital camera will record images in the visible light spectrum, or 400nm - 700nm in wavelength. To unlock sensitivity to those shorter wavelengths, a camera has to be p...
Shooting stills isn’t the only thing you can do with ultraviolet photography. Filmmaking is also possible with UV light, but doing so presents a new set of challenges. This article shows two examples of movies shot in ultraviolet with different lenses.
The movie below shows four sequences shot using a tripod...
Introduction to UV photography lighting solutions
Strong sunlight is the gold standard for UV photography lighting. Unfortunately, sunlight isn't always available, and alternative lighting must be used. This article will show you several artificial UV lighting solutions for every shooting condition.
Continuous light for UV photograph...
Introduction to UV photography compatible lenses
As explained in the presentation of UV photography, not all lenses can be used with UV transmitting bandpass filters because of anti-UV coating applied on their elements. UV-capable lenses can be divided into 3 categories:
Entry level lenses: cheap lenses with simple optical formula...
Introduction to filters for UV photography
Kolari Vision is not the first company developing a UV transmitting bandpass filter. It is important to show the performance of this filter compared with its principal challengers. This article will compare the three following filters:
Kolari UV transmitting bandpass filter: 52mm, $200
1. What is ultraviolet photography?
Ultraviolet photography (UV photography ) is a new way to realize unique pictures by photographing near ultraviolet spectrum, below 380nm. This part of the electromagnetic spectrum is invisible to human eyes. Camera sensors can be sensitive to it once they are modified. It is the same...