Thursday, October 25, 2012
Several years ago I wanted to learn how to take infrared photos so I signed up for an online course at BetterPhoto. I didn't and don't have an IR (infrared) camera nor am I likely to because they're expensive and I don't shoot much IR. There's also an option to get a special camera back that does IR but that's also somewhat costly. So I went the least expensive, okay cheap, route -- an infrared filter.
The filter works but it takes some patience, practice, and a tripod. And you know how you're not supposed to shoot between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.? (It's a rule I somewhat follow.) Well, here's where IR comes in handy because the brighter the day the better the photos.
It was a sunny and breezy day which is why the clouds and treetops are blurred and fuzzy. IR photos require long exposure times. It's a lot of fun and you can get some really cool, eerie shots . . . just in time for Halloween!!