Well, if photography is the light you see, infrared is the light you don’t see.
It’s a section of the light spectrum that’s invisible. On one side of the light spectrum there are X-rays and gamma rays, and UV, then comes the visible spectrum, and then further past that, the infrared spectrum.
So how do we make infrared visible? We let a camera see it for us, with a special filter.
This filter blocks all the light except for infrared light. Now when we take a picture we’re capturing only infrared light. In color it’s very odd looking…shades of orange and blue, or green and purple dominate the image. But when converted to black and white, the images are stunning. Blue skies become jet black, green trees often become white as snow, and already gorgeous landscapes are transformed into stunning otherworldly images.
It’s not just a black and white landscape…it’s invisible light turned into art.