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100 Outstanding and Inspirational Infrared Photos

Inspiration | Jun 19, 2009

Infrared photography produces some of the most amazing photographs on the planet.

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used within a digital camera is sensitive to infrared lighting, which allows the camera to pick up any light that’s invisible to the human eye.

Objects that are normally bright in visible light look dark, while normally dark objects look especially bright.

In most cases, an infrared filter is used which lets the infrared light to pass through to the camera.

In this article, we’ll take a look at 100 inspirational examples of infrared photography that are sure to both inspire and amaze you.

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Do you know of any other good examples that we may have missed? What do you think of infrared photography?


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  • http://www.positiveimperative.com VIctor Sinclair

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, some of these shots are worth a thousand pictures.

    Incredibly Beautiful

    Thanks for sharing.

  • LunaJune

    I am speechless..these pictures filled my mind with such beautiful visions, the fun is finding words to describe them to myself wonderful that you for putting this together and sending it to the world

  • http://thefrosty.com The Frosty

    Wow, those are crazy, how are those done? What type of equipment is needed?

    • STL

      A SLR (reflex) converted to infrared. As the digital sensors in the modern cameras are natively more sensible to IR than visible light, a IR filter is placed immediately in front of the sensor to allow only the visible light to reach it.

      To convert a camera to IR, this filter is replaced by a visible light filter that will reject everything but IR. Depending on the cutoff frequency of the filter (the wavelength where the reduction begins), the picture might contain color or not. This color is said to be false, as it does not reflect in any way the real color of the subject.

      Roger Cicala, from lensrentals.com, summarized the process in this article : [http://www.lensrentals.com/news/2009.05.02/introduction-to-ir-photography].

    • Tolana

      In a film camera, you need special infrared film that only picks up the infrared light. You can point and shoot like regular film, but only infrared light is captured.

      In a digital camera, you can use filters that block all (or nearly all) visible light, allowing only infrared light into the camera. The process is different from film for two reasons: 1) not all digital camera sensors can “see” infrared light, and 2) because you have an incredibly dark filter on your lens, you must set up the shot before you put the filter on, and use a long exposure (several seconds) in order to get enough light in the photo.

    • Tolana

      Most of the images in this list have been colored in post-processing. Infrared photography is usually monochrome.

  • http://www.embed-design.com/ Oliver

    wow, great collection. All of those shots are amazing

  • http://blog.callumchapman.com/ Callum Chapman

    Some weird but oh so amazing shots!

  • http://depcore.com Adam

    What a great collection of photography, thanks for sharing !

  • junda

    So cool !Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.inkfruit.com Priyanka

    cool photography!! its amazing! Tweeting it.. @Inkfruit!

  • http://www.webndesign.com.br Sweet Gunner

    very cool collection. thanks for sharing!!

  • http://www.sleepyhero.com Eli Penner

    It’s a whole different world. Somewhat creepy, but in a good way. Thanks for this post.

  • matt

    wow just wow they are amazing.

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Adam

    As usual you’ve found a tremendous collection of stunning photos… Some of them are beautiful. I don’t even know how to take and infr-red photo, or edit one to be infr-red in Photoshop.

  • http://fiddler.over-blog.de Daniel

    That’s in fact amazing. Impossible to pick a favourite!

  • http://www.david-bohorquez.co.cc David

    Wow! How beautiful. I think I want an infrared sensitive camera.

  • Jason

    I LOVE IR photography. Currently using http://neil.rustedmetal.com/index.php?showimage=276 as my background.

    Some amazing pics in that set. Absolutely amazing.

  • Fifine

    Amazing. Dreamlike and surreal. Love them…

  • http://dusanvf.com Dusan Vlahovic

    Love it! great compilation, i’m gonna try to take this kind of pics.

  • http://www.aledesign.it aledesign.it

    Great collaction of images! Now I take my camera and make some photo!!! ;) I wanna try!

  • http://technical-itch.co.uk/ Dean Taplin

    This is an area of photography I would love to get into one day. The results are amazing. Thanks for posting.

  • http://www.empfehlenswert-wien.at erk

    nice collection, but the most photos was with trees

  • http://www.jdonnelly.com JD

    Well, technically and compositionally exceptional photos. But really the majority of the shots were washed out and lacked contrast. I would love to PhotoShop some of those gorgeous images into photos that will not seem passe after viewing 20 or so.

    Back in the analog days Infrared was an awesome change to color and b&w, now its moot.

    Awesome site!

  • http://www.flort.net Sohbet Muhabbet

    very cool collection. thanks for sharing!!

  • http://www.sportlogoday.com Igor

    Wow! what a collection! Great stuff.

  • http://vacanzeinalbania.blogspot.com/ Albania

    Cool photography!

  • d1ve2blu3

    great picture..

    wow..

  • http://www.animatedteam.com/ Razmig Youssef

    i am speechless

  • http://eveltdesign.com joel k.

    Wow! thank you Walter
    love this post keep it up

  • http://www.aie.org Bob U.

    I’ve admired these type of prints before. Does anyone know of photographers that offer prints for sale?

  • http://www.interhostsolutions.be Webhosting

    just one word for this => COOOL

  • http://www.franz-koenig.at Franz König

    Nice Pics

  • http://www.marocplus.net أضف موقعك

    very nice

  • http://http//www.risanto.com bartcatapult

    great moments, good quality, nice colors, amazing angle :) thanks for sharing..

  • Sharon Cooper

    Fabulous, some excellent images here, they are really magical,here is another lovely image I found.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/good_day/2875861098/in/set-72157607559840335/

  • http://www.chrisgrayson.com Chris Grayson – Art Director

    Very nice. Makes me want to get an infrared lens!

  • http://www.moinid.com Most Interesting Ideas

    Nice photos

  • http://ovan.be/ oVan

    As a matter of courtesy, a list of linked sites or an email to the photographers would’ve been welcome. This way interested readers could see some more of our photos. But, thanks for including some of my photos :-)

  • flor

    realmente son hermosos paisajes,relajantes e impresionantes gracias a quien corresponda

  • Danny

    Exelentes imagenes felicitaciones

  • http://www.ezuca.com/ Ezuca

    Picture Perfect!!!

  • _JonBaxter_

    Very nice collection.

  • ellaboi

    Very Inspiring. Got me really amazed by the pics. :)

  • Yasmin

    These shots are so beautiful! very inspiring!

  • http://www.photographymojo.com Anna Patrick

    IR photography is so fascinating, teaching us more about the unseen. Here are some other stunning examples of infrared photos http://www.photographymojo.com/2010/12/incredible-and-inspirational-infrared-photos/

  • joanne

    Hi
    Just came across your site, and love the pictures.
    How did you get the color in you photos?
    Joanne

  • Christine

    WOW! Why use words which a picture paints a thousand of them.