Experimental Light



The images in the Experimental Light gallery were made with film and digital cameras that capture light in the invisible infrared band of the spectrum. IR photography has a look that is often quite different from that seen with the naked eye and for this reason is a highly creative tool that can alter our vision of the way things are. IR photography has been around a long time but the use of digital cameras, which can be modified for maximum sensitivity to IR wavelengths, has made the process of image capture much easier than when using IR with special films. In the past when I worked with IR film with large format cameras exposures were often several minutes in length, limiting considerably the type of images one may capture since a tripod is often necessary. With modified digital sensors exposures can be as fast or even faster than with visual light photography and hand held image capture is often practical. I have only been involved with digital IR for about two years and still consider my work experimental.