Infrared photography sounds like a really advanced photography technique, but it’s not. These photos look great because of the ghostly look of the lighting on the subject. They can make for some very chic wall art when printed on our premium quality canvas prints. Don’t think you can do it? Give this tutorial a try!
The first step to taking infrared photography is making sure that your camera is capable of doing it. Most newer digital cameras should be able to, but you may want to make sure before you go any further. Here is how to test your camera to see if it has the ability to take infrared photos:
Now that you know that your camera has the capability of taking these types of photos, you will need to purchase an infrared filter for your camera lens. These filters are available at online photography stores and screw onto your lens.
If you know how to shoot photos in low lighting, then you should be able to take an infrared photo with no problems. Here are the steps to take:
You can basically shoot anything and have it come out looking cool using this process. Many people like to shoot landscapes or buildings when using this type of filter, but any object with an interesting texture is fair game, though, since the lighting in these types of photos brings out details in subjects. You can enhance the infrared look by adjusting the white balance of the photo using photo editing software.
With a little practice, you can take some stunning infrared photos and turn them into canvas prints that your friends will envy. Make sure that you print on only the best quality canvas for the best longevity. Give us a try.