first IR picture


Here’s the first IR result. Got the Hoya R72 today. Handheld in front of the ixus – no mount or tripod.

photo: infrared photography using a Canon Digital Ixus 500


I’ve been looking at flickr a lot lately and have come across some amazing infrared photgraphy which, until very recently, I didn’t realise was possible using a digital camera. I suppose I hadn’t thought about it too much, but I’ve decided to try for myself.

The first thing to check is to see whether or not my camera (Digital IXUS 500) is usable, and one way to do this is to point any remote control at the camera, press a button and see if the IR beam is visible. Happily for me, it is – see above.

The next thing to do is find an IR filter, and searching around the web, it seems that a Hoya R72 will do the trick. Seeing that I’d like to share this filter with my other cameras, a 52mm filter seems optimal.

Finally, I need some sort of device to attach it to the camera, and with the guidance of publicenergy on flickr, I ordered one of the adaptor tubes from hkdcplus.

So now I am in wait mode – both filter and adaptor & step up ring are in the post. The results will be posted here.