|One of my first attempts at I-R photography.|
This yellow rose was shot with flash,
1/100sec, f/3.2, 100 ISO, Sony Mavica CD500
Looking around the web, it's easy to see the very creative/experimental offerings by many photographers. However, it's also easy to see just how I'll have to 're-tool' the way I visualize a scene because when shooting I-R photo's, you're really taking pictures of the light you CAN'T see! I-R takes place just above the light our eyes can interpret. I should qualify this too - this type of I-R photography, is really called, 'near infrared' (taking place just above our natural visual range). The real I-R stuff uses very specialized cameras, to the point of measuring heat radiation, etc. In the case of what I'm talking about here, it's just the 'near' I-R rays that bounce back to the lens from a light source.
If you are also into near-infrared photography, please let me know - let's share ideas!