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A Guide To: Infrared Photography

If you have found yourself in a bit of a rut lately, IR can provide a much needed boost and will allow you to experiment under the harsh midday light. We converted an old camera, sent it to Mark Bauer and he took it out for a spin, here are his findings:

I have been a fan of black and white infrared for quite some time, especially the haunting, ethereal work of the late Sir Simon Marsden. Back in my film days, I experimented a little bit with mono infrared, using 35mm Kodak HIE, and although I had some success, I never really got into it, mostly because infrared film is difficult to work with. It is prone to fogging, so it needs to be loaded and unloaded in complete darkness, you need to shoot through an infrared or dark red filter, focusing errors are possible because infrared light focuses at a different point to visible light, and exposure can vary depending on how much infrared light is present. To cap it all, infrared negatives can be...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 31 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Mark Bauer

Mark Bauer is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers with work published worldwide. He is the author of 3 books, including ‘The Landscape Photography Workshop’ (with Ross Hoddinott).

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