I went to Disneyland a little while ago, and I
decided to see what my new Infared filter would do.
The Camera: Fuji FinePix S602
The filter: Hoya Infared R72
Just in case you don't want to read all the details, you may go
onto the Disneyland Infared gallery now.
I got the Hoya R72 at The Filter Connection,
They seem to have good prices, good stock and ship reliably. So far I've bought
several filters and a filter adapter from them and found them to be nice folks.
If decide this looks like fun, and if you are using a digal
camera, you might want to test your camera to make sure it
will capture Infared light (no point
in buying the filter if your camera won't capture infared). You can use the "TV
remote test" found at Digital
Infared Photography Made Easy.
I've always been curious about Near Infared photography, looked like fun, so
I decided to combine my Near Infared experiment With my favorite place to photograph,
The photo gallery has a total of 48 images, 4 for each subject.
- The first is a standard color photo of the subject.
- The second is a photo using the Hoya R72 filter.
- The third is a manipulated photo
to make it "look" more
like what many of us think of as Infared.
- The fourth is a manipulation of the color shot and
the third image to make it look like a watercolor colorized
For the first two images there was no photo manipulation, no
color correction, straight out of the camera, just resized to
approximately 800 x 600 pixels and optimized for web delivery.
One thing I learned. When taking photos using a Near Infared filter, it requires
a much longer than normal exposure time, and people and park attractions don't
stand still, so that can be noticed, but not distracting in the photos.
The tutorial, Digital
Infared Photography Made Easy is what I followed to get the desired effects)
on the third and fourth images.
To the Disneyland Infared
Near Infared Photography resources on the WWW.
While researching for this photo project and while doing the project I found
these Near Infared resources useful:
Infared Photography Made Easy
Infrared Digital Photography: A Tutorial
There are lots of other resources, but, these are the ones I liked best.