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33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos

In contrast with the human eye, digital camera sensors are sensitive to infrared light. To avoid color artifacts and autofocus calculations, digital camera sensors are equipped with infrared blocking filters. Older DSLR cameras may have less infrared blocking capabilities and offer the opportunity to capture near-infrared images. An alternative method to capture near-infrared photographs is to remove the infrared blocker in front of the sensor and replace it with another filter that blocks visible light. This method is expensive and requires to modify the camera and make it work only with infrared light.

Amazing Near-Infrared Photography Images

For older DSLR cameras with weaker infrared blocking capabilities a single detachable lens infrared filter might work. To test if your camera is capable of capturing infrared light, try to capture a  TV remote controller while pressing the buttons. With a shutter speed of 3-4 seconds, check the image for any infrared light coming through the remote controller. If you see marks of infrared light then you can buy a lens detachable filter. The filter will block the visible light and allow infrared light to pass through the filter. However, you need long shutter speeds of 15+ seconds to capture infrared photos.

Hoya detachable infrared filter:

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos

To capture infrared images, a tripod is required to avoid camera shake. For good results, capturing sunny days with green trees and water lakes is a nice idea. The final challenge is to transform the reddish images in post-processing. Modifying white balance can result in images with dark blue skies and pinkish leaves.

Below, we can see a selection of 33 amazing infrared photos. Some of these images have undergone heavy post-processing to produce a beautiful dreamy effect.

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Chree by Zach Stern

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Reflets IRréels by David Keochkerian

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Kill Bill. by digitalpimp.

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Old vs New Hong Kong by Mattias Hammar

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
La petite maison dans la praIRie by David Keochkerian

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Pont Chaban Delmas#2 by AlpixImages

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Calm before the Storm by Mattias

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
A different World in Infrared by Werner Kunz

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Catholic University by Zach Stern

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Pagoda dreams by Yevgen Pogoryelov

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Tree on Monument Hill by Zach Stern

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Infra…. Blue! by David Keochkerian

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Discovering the Light by Don Komarechka

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
The road to the big house by Neal Fowler

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Blue on blue, heartache on heartache by Gabe Farnsworth

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Ice Castle by Fillmore

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Summer Snow by Mattias Hammar

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Griffith Park Observatory in Infrared by Bob Denhaan

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
The Barn Across the Meadow by Frank Loose

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Dove Memorial! by David Keochkerian

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Tokyo Disneyland by Tom Bricker

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Walt Disney World by Tom Bricker

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
White Lines by russbarnes

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Scars & Stripes russbarnes

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Photo by Thorsten Scheel

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Bel Air (Le Haillan) by Adrien Sifre

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Collins Street Buildings by Mattias Hammar

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Hot Air Balloons by Paula Cobleigh

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Infrared tree by  jeje62

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Lifeguard tower by Paula Cobleigh

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Boise in Infrared by vazagothic

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Dreams in Infrared by ilimel

 

33 Amazing Near-Infrared Photos
Horses Dreams infrared by MichiLauke