Ben Brain shows how to recreate the look of black-and-white infrared
Kodak’s HIE high-speed infrared film produced a characteristic monochromatic look which many photographers now try to reproduce digitally. In infrared, blue skies turn almost black, vegetation turns a snowy white, and images are suffused with a grainy glow.
The problem is that digital SLRs are designed not to be sensitive to infrared light. You can get infrared filters which block visible light and allow only infrared light through to the sensor, but this will only work if the camera’s sensor still has some slight infrared sensitivity, and it means massive increases in exposure. If you’re an infrared fan, the only real solution is to get your camera converted.
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BEN BRAIN Nikon D70, Nikon 20- 35mm f/2.8,
1/ 1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO200