Index to pages containing infrared images.
Click the pic or link~

Web graphic for the Old St. Thomas Church in infrared in St. Thomas, ON.

Old St. Thomas Church in Infrared~
Take a tour of the historic churchyard in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Web Graphic for Sussex Nature Trail in Infrared.

Sussex Nature Walkway in Infrared~
A walk along a nature trail in Sussex, New Brunswick.

Web Graphic of the farm in infrared of Wally the Cat.

The Farm in Infrared~
An infrared look around the farm in New Brunswick.

Web Graphic for Railway in Infrared.

The Railway in Infrared~
A walk around the ECRM in St. Thomas, Ontario

Web Graphic for Athletic Park Bridge in Infrared.

Athletic Park Bridge in Infrared~
A walk across the Wabash Railway Bridge in St. Thomas, Ontario

Metal Sculptures at Zubick’s~
Page contains conventional and infrared images.

Web Graphic for Livingston Lake in Infrared images.

Star Party at Livingston Lake~
Page contains conventional, infrared and 360° images.


Image of the Electromagnetic Spectrum from Wikicommons, credit Horst Frank.

These two images illustrate just how little of the entire electromagnetic spectrum the human eye actually sees [Wikicommons].

Image of the Electromagnetic Spectrum from Wikicommons, credit Phillip Roman.

Just as Hubble and the JWST extend our visible reach, science and scientific applications such as the Chandra X-ray Telescope and Very Large Array Radio Telescope aid in extending our vision of the spectrum. On a more consumer level, companies such as Kolarivision and LifePixel aid the ordinary person in getting a glimpse into the world of infrared and ultraviolet with their own cameras.

A short explanation~

In the days of film cameras the type of film you used determined what the camera recorded: colour, black and white, infrared, slide or negative and so on. The film also determined the white balance because it was baked in, such as daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, etc. This was determined by the emulsion on the film.

With the advent of digital, a sensor inside the camera recorded the light instead of the emulsion. But they had a problem: the sensor recorded everything, the entire spectrum including ultraviolet and infrared. The solution was to put a filter over the sensor to block UV and IR so that the grass was green and the sky blue. 

In digital infrared photography the filter over the sensor is removed and replaced either with a specific bandwidth filter, or it may be left off entirely to become Full Spectrum, and then specific bandwidth filters are either put on the lenses or in front of the sensor with clip-on type filters. That’s the short version.

Some people are doing some unbelievably fine photography with infrared. I find it inspiring and like to play around with it. Infrared photography provides a different way of looking at what we see every day. 

Links & Sources~

Beginner’s Guide to Infrared Photography~ Excellent resource from Icelandic Photo Tours.

Rob Shea Photography~ 1st class resource, excellent website.

Infrared Photography Tutorial~ Good background info from Robert Reiser Photography.

Infrared Filter Option~ Overview from Kolari Vision.

Kolari Vision~ Infrared camera conversions, filters, tutorials, good technical information and galleries.

LifePixel~ Infrared camera conversions, filters, tutorials, good technical information and galleries.

Interesting artists~

Gary Radford~ Gary, who forgot more about infrared than I’ll ever know, is also on Zenfolio.

Paolo Pettigiani~ Interesting work mainly from South America.

Helen Bradshaw Photography~ Incredibly wide scope of work, conventional and infrared.

Mike Irwin~ Work mainly of the American Southwest.

Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth~ Images from all over the world on Flickr.

Pierre-Louis Ferrer~ Infrared images, tutorials, etc.

Kolari Vision Gallery~ See examples of different IR filters on different cameras, etc.

LifePixel Galleries~ Inspiring work by some incredible photographers.


Rob Shea Infrared Channel~ A wealth of info on YouTube, well presented.

Discovering Digital Infrared Photography~ from Jason P. O’Dell, excellent presentation.

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