Infrared photography of outdoor scenes is something that many photographers try once or twice and then abandon it.
 

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Infrared filters have a new use in large format digital photography

The tree leaves all turn white, sky turns black (as well as much detail elsewhere). Infrared is not seriously a means to do normal architectural photography, unless you want that arty crafty look.

But for detecting when art has been fraudulently repainted to hype their price, then infrared can be useful.

For infrared photography with film, you need a red filter on your lens.

The use of infrared and other techniques to bring out lost detail has been most carefully documented by a recent project recording the Maya murals of Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico. An article in a recent issue of Archaeology magazine gives the details (published by the Archaeological Institute of America, available in most good libraries). The equipment used there, however, is not the normal equipment which a typical photographer would have available on their own.

New kind of infrared filter, restriction filters for digital photography

The new generation of infrared filters are used for large format digital photography. If you have a scan back from BetterLight, Dicomed, PhaseOne, JOBO, Kigamo, or Anagram, then you need either a daylight infrared filter or a slightly different filter for tungsten lighting in the studio.

Normally the filter comes with your camera (at least this is the case with the two BetterLight scan backs that I have). These filters are attached to the back of the lens, which means inside the bellows area. That way there is no flare or reflections. You attach them with a rubber band, sort of a Jerry-rigged situation for a $12,000 scan back inside a $3,000 camera with a $2,000 lens.

A few filter companies are gradually recognizing the market, but they have not yet quite figured out that digital photographers need the filters on the back of their lenses. For lens front, you can get a few filters from B+W, a division of Schneider Kreuznach. Most likely the competing filter companies now also offer some infrared restriction filters.

Then you get to have a puzzle when deciding which filter to use for digital fluorescent lighting. Yes, digital cameras like fluorescent lighting as long as it's the kind for photography. It's the same kind as used in television studios.

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