42 Comments

  1. assaad33 May 1, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks, this is very useful

  2. maria abbott June 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you. Explained the infrared process very simply.

  3. Louise Duckworth June 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    my camera wont work. the iso only goes up to 1600 and i get black screen using all the same settings as you. i am using a 950 ir filter i think i will have to either a different camera or covert it

  4. Wouter k June 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Your filter 950mm is too high for you. Get a filter within 700-850mm.

  5. bixlord July 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    nm*

  6. Wouter k July 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Typo 😛

  7. Wouter k July 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Typo 😛

  8. x0_x1 July 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Why should I take photos with an Ir-filter. I mean you only have an red-violet image. I can do it in photoshop. for what the filter?

  9. Santiago Bonilla July 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    That's like saying: "Why should I buy a green shirt, when I can spray pain my white shirt green".

  10. x0_x1 July 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    So its just that you don't have to do post?

  11. Santiago Bonilla July 20, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I can see that English is clearly not your first language. I'm just trying to say that, your photos will be better if you don't over use photoshop.

  12. x0_x1 July 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Yes it isn't 😀
    Oh okay. I know. Normally I don't use photoshop. Actually just for HDR. But thanks.

  13. superwookie August 14, 2013 at 9:48 am

    lol, that guy in the background at 4:53 is eating paper

  14. D VK October 2, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Болтуны уже надоели, лучше бы по делу людям показал…

  15. Tarif Ali November 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    How about mirrorless camera's like the Panasonic GH3

  16. xmodalloy January 3, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Why the fuck does the guy who walks into frame a 4:55 have an envelope in his mouth like a horse's bit on a bridle? O.o

  17. LindyLooo99 April 30, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I just bought an Olympus E-P3 body with an old MF Tokina 28mm F2.8 lens and a 49mm Hoya R72 720nm filter and I CAN see to focus and the camera is NOT altered for IR and I can take color IR photos at F5.6, 2.5sec iso 800 and I'm REALLY impressed with this little camera!

  18. Francisco Motta June 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Does anyone know where I can buy an infrared filter for either my EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS or my EF 50mm f/1.4 USM? Or how do I know which size to by? I would definitely prefer my 18-135mm. Any information is helpful and appreciated. 

  19. Safarudeen Abdulrahiman August 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    What about the ISO Spec

  20. theartofvidding October 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    You have my camera and my lens so I gather I won't need to look around the interwebz to see if they work for IR photos. 😉 
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  21. MANS4ON December 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    The guy at 4:53 ….

  22. Kevin Rafferty April 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Was this taken with a un-modified 5D? 

  23. TwoWheelsOnly February 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    dont forget to white balance to sun lit grass (this will make your trees and greenery white)

  24. John Doe May 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I was looking for a filter to block IR. I have a dash camera that can take up to a 52 mm filter and I want to get the clearest picture possible. I am only ever out mostly in the day time and night vision is not really my issue. I am mostly looking to reduce glare on license plates (some of them are hard to see depending on how the sun hits them). I don't plan to spend a fortune on filters, I know some of these are very expensive.

  25. Randy Leifer May 31, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Ultraviolet images can be had, by buying a lens with no UV lens coatings. These are rare and expensive.
     There are ways to make any lens UV sensitive, but you need to disassemble it, and chemically remove all uv coatings on the lens glass(s).

  26. Rafael Russano December 5, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Very nice your vídeo, help me a lot. But, I can't yet make white grass. I make every step's, make a picture with filter IR and setup WB. Before this, the only change is the sky, but the grass is green every picture D:
    Can you help me, please? I have a Canon T4i + filter IR 720nm. Thanks :D

  27. Mark Harris February 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I like film better for infrared, I have previously thought of getting my 5DII converted but I shoot about 2 digital infrared a year. I do more on film because I get 14 shots a roll.

  28. Lothar A. Wallenstein May 24, 2017 at 6:21 am

    dear Ben, is there a part two of this video? working with photoshop to make a infrared pix? Thaks

  29. Al Espinosa August 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Nothing about that awful white balance?

  30. JAZZ MAN September 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Ha ha! He-who-chomps-paper, walks by at 4:55

  31. Dirty Water November 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

    A word of advice about focusing. IR light focuses differently so even focusing before you put the filter on will still be inaccurate. If your camera allows it, put the filter on and then switch to live view. This opens the shutter and uses the sensor to see. Now when you go to AF your picture before taking it, it's focusing with the sensor so it will be accurate. Also, the camera will automatically brighten the image on the screen so you can also compose your shot as well

  32. Jay Co March 13, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Ever snap some shots of the commercials with IR and other lens? 🤯

  33. Lindsey Dougherty March 29, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    What nm is the filter?

  34. Gary Grenier July 26, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Why were you shootng at 1/3200 ISO as opposed to something else?

  35. furulevi September 22, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    So the filter in front of the sensor reduces IR sensitivity and the other filter on the lens tries to restore IR sensitivity?

  36. Apmphotovideo December 21, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Hi, sir, i am a Zomei IR filter Seller, may i repost this video to my website to help my customer set up a IR filter? Thanks.

  37. Achilleas Labrou June 3, 2019 at 9:57 am

    It may sound awkward but lenses focus differently at the infrared spectrum. For example many older manual focus lenses have special markings for focusing in infrared which are positioned differently than those for the visible spectrum. These markings have a distinctive red color. During the film era, infrared photography was quite easier with infrared films. Digital sensors are very sensitive to infrared light and that may cause problems. Nearly all cameras have a thin filter (Low pass) attached to them that blocks the a large portion of the infrared spectrum and in most cases reduces the moiré optical phenomenon. For best results in infrared photography this filter should be removed but that isn't safe or easy by common amateur photographers.
    When a sensor is scratched, is the low pass filter that is scratched and not the sensor itself.
    The low pass filter is thinner on the Leica M mount digital cameras and wide angles Leica lenses have a special design for this thin filter. That's why wide Leica M mount lenses aren't very compatible with other mirrorless cameras.

  38. minkymott July 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    That's not infrared photography. It's a picture taken with a red filter. I'm not the expert, you are. So I don't mean to insult you. But. I've taken literally hundreds of infrared pictures…on film…and they look nothing like this. The sunny sky should be black, and the green vegetation should be stark white. Also, when focusing, the light falls in front of the lens, so you actually focus and then focus again only slightly out of focus as if you need to move closer to the subject. The old lenses had a little red mark to help you with the focusing. The filter I used was much less dense. I think it was a 26a, I'm not positive. My exposure times were no slower than 1/60. I wish I could send you some of the pictures I took, but it's been a few years and they are packed away somewhere. I used to take snapshots of my kids, and yes the skin tone is different. Kind of like a glow, like they were aliens. 🙂 Infrared reflects heat, that's why green vegetation is white. It reflects the heat, dead vegetation does not. Years ago, maybe they still do, but if a business wanted to know if their crops were growing, they'd have someone in a plane take an IR picture of their fields. Green stuff was white, dead stuff was dark.
    The efects are bizarre sometimes. My son had a pair of sunglasses on, and when I processed the image in my dark room, you could see his eyes. As if he were wearing a pair of lensless glasses. Really cool. But yeah, there should be no need (in my opinion) for a long exposure time. Do you fix all this in post? It sounds like you do in the video. But couldn't you produce the effects without going through all the trouble of a red filter, long exposure, etc.? Lightroom and Photoshop can do anything now. I apologize. I guess I'm a purist when it comes to things like this. If I can find the pictures I would like to send a couple. I have the exposure times, aperature, filter etc. written on the back.

  39. minkymott July 8, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    By the way, what camera are you using to shoot the video? Great job.

  40. Achilleas Labrou July 10, 2019 at 2:43 am

    There are more expensive filters for ultraviolet photography too. In both infrared and ultraviolet photography the common low pass filter upon the digital image sensor is a serous problem and should be removed. This is isn't very difficult but there is always the danger of scratching the delicate digital image sensor. The digital image sensor unlike films are very sensitive to infrared and ultraviolet spectrum and that creates problems with typical photos. The low pass filter among other things blocks a large part of the ultraviolet and infrared radiation. During the film era infrared photography was easier with special infrared films. There is a revival of film photography lately and infrared films are still sold by Kodak.
    In the case of ultraviolet photography special expensive lenses without UV coating are needed. However there are some very cheap lenses form the Soviet era without UV coating.
    Many flowers reveal different patterns with ultraviolet photography. Insects can see the ultraviolet spectrum.
    Infrared is usually visible by many reptiles and some nocturnal creatures.

  41. Chicago John July 19, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Outstanding tutorial ! Thank you. I guess I'm lucky because with Pentax bodies (K100D and K-5)I am able to shoot at ISO 400 with an 87 in around 2 seconds. Looking forward to watching your processing tutorial!

  42. Hagen Trondheim October 20, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    If it only were so easy to get focus….
    This guy knows nothing about IR

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