Sep 22 2010

Beyond Visible: 100 Years Of Infrared Photographs

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By Aygul Zagidullina

Infrared photography, one of the most fascinating photographic techniques, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The technique enables us to capture light that is invisible to the human eye. The first infrared photograph was taken by Professor Robert Williams Wood and was published in the Royal Photographic Society Journal in 1910 as an illustration for his paper.

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Infrared Photography

Infrared photography became popular in 1960s, when several artists experimented with it to achieve some unusual and eye-catching effects. Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Donovan released albums with infrared photos on the covers.

Infrared Photography

In this post, we present over 60 breathtaking examples of infrared photography to inspire and amaze you. Every photograph is linked to the photographer’s website. Visit their portfolios for further inspiration.

Showcase of Infrared Photography

Infrared Lake, by Marcin Osadzin

Infrared Lake in Infrared Photography

Pink Tree Infrared, by Michael Laukeninks

Pink Tree Infrared in Infrared Photography

The Park Infrared, by Dave Ellis

The Park Infrared in Infrared Photography

Infrared Pond, by Paula Cobleigh

Infrared Pond in Infrared Photography

The White Field, by Dave Ellis

The White Field in Infrared Photography

Land of Dreams, by Pekka Suopellonmäki

Land of Dreams in Infrared Photography

Three Birches Infrared, by Michael Laukeninks

Three Birches Infrared in Infrared Photography

Infrared Butterfly

Infrared Butterfly in Infrared Photography

Infrared Flower

Infrared Flower in Infrared Photography

Tropical Garden Infrared, by Michael Laukeninks

Tropical Garden Infrared in Infrared Photography

San Francisco Infrared

San Francisco Infrared in Infrared Photography

Infrared Tree, by Christian Katzinger

Infrared Tree in Infrared Photography

Out of the Earth, by Chavdar Popov

Out of the Earth in Infrared Photography

Pameungpeuk, by Goldy Fatihadi

Pameungpeuk in Infrared Photography

Windmill Infrared, by Christian Katzinger

Windmill Infrared in Infrared Photography

Tropical Paradise Garden, by Michael Laukeninks

Tropical Paradise Garden in Infrared Photography

Masjig Agung Great Mosque

Masjig Agung Great Mosque in Infrared Photography

Blue Horses Infrared, by Michael Laukeninks

Blue Horses Infrared in Infrared Photography

Cirahong Infrared, by Goldy Fatihadi

Cirahong Infrared in Infrared Photography

New Born Spring

New Born Spring in Infrared Photography

Virgin Mary ‘On Sand’ Church (Wroclaw, Poland), by Daniel Gaworski

Virgin Mary 'On Sand' Church (Poland) in Infrared Photography

Fantasy Land, by Ekky Zainuddin Affandi

Fantasy Land in Infrared Photography

Kota Tua

Kota Tua in Infrared Photography

Blue Infrared, by Dave Deluria

Blue Infrared in Infrared Photography

The Gritty City, by John Harvey

The Gritty City in Infrared Photography

Eyes Do More than See, by Luis Argerich

Eyes Do More than See in Infrared Photography

Her World, by Zach Stern

Her World in Infrared Photography

Mystic Woods

 Mystic Woods in Infrared Photography

Grödinge Church Infrared, by Anders Pettersson

Grödinge Church Infrared in Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

By Gabriel Ramirez

Infrared Photography

Lapland, by Vaans Ruijten

Lapland in Infrared Photography

The Horse, by Christel Eldrim

The Horse in Infrared Photography

Aniko

Aniko in Infrared Photography

By Dave Wild

Infrared Photography

By Corrado Borean

Infrared Photography

Infrared Crazy Colors (San Jose, California)

Infrared Photography

All Hail, by Matahumba Sir

All Hail in Infrared Photography

Song for You, by Prayoga D. Widyanto

Song for You in Infrared Photography

By Lloyd Chambers

Infrared Photography

Infrared Palm Springs (Version 1), by Pete Talke

Infrared Palm Springs in Infrared Photography

Infrared Palm Springs (Version 2), by Pete Talke

Infrared Photography

The Park

The Park in Infrared Photography

Sam Pho Kong Semarang

Sam Pho Kong Semarang in Infrared Photography

The Gilded River

The Gilded River in Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

HDR Infrared Tree, by Alyssa Tompsett

HDR Infrared Tree in Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

By Bokeh Photography Studio

Infrared Photography

On the Shore

On the Shore in Infrared Photography

By Oscar Blanco

Infrared Photography

From LifePixel Photo Gallery

Infrared Photography

Peaceful Blue, by Joey Goldsmith

Peaceful Blue in Infrared Photography

The Past Revisited, by Joey Goldsmith

The Past Revisited in Infrared Photography

From LifePixel Photo Gallery

Infrared Photography

Bernheim, by Joey Goldsmith

Bernheim in Infrared Photography

Infrared Jurassic Park, by Pete Talke

Infrared Jurassic Park in Infrared Photography

Infrared London (England), by Pete Talke

Infrared Photography

From LifePixel Photo Gallery

Infrared Photography

Infrared World (Sheffield Park, England), by Mark Bond

Infrared World in Infrared Photography

Escalator at Ladvi metro station (Prague, Czech Republic), by Steve Coleman

Escalator at Ladvi metro station in Infrared Photography

Three Trees in Infrared, by Andrew Hefter

Three Trees in Infrared in Infrared Photography

Paihivo, by Daniel Gaworski

Paihivo in Infrared Photography

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Your Opinion Is Welcome

What is your opinion of infrared photography? In case we missed any incredible infrared photographs, please use the comments area to share them and your thoughts. We always look forward to your feedback!

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Comments and Discussions
  • Technotiger, 22 September 2010

    All are superb.I like this one— The Past Revisited

  • niubi, 22 September 2010

    Wow! some amazing photos here – if they were available in print on dubli, I’d snap them up ASAP! As it is, they make good desktop backgrounds for now

  • Rebecca, 22 September 2010

    Those are amazing.

  • Tom | NewEvolution, 22 September 2010

    “The Horse” is defiantly my favorite.

  • Theo, 22 September 2010

    Beautiful collection and i love Zappa`s Hot Rates and Hendrix`s Are You Experienced, great albums.

  • Hastimal Shah, 23 September 2010

    Really Beautiful collection..
    I like this one Pink Tree Infrared

  • Childmonster, 23 September 2010

    Very special color :)

  • milena., 23 September 2010

    awesome pics. :)

  • prince bazawule, 23 September 2010

    Wow!… Brilliant collection, An amazing technique.

  • Debby, 23 September 2010

    Taking the every day and turning on the light. So crisp, clean, crystalline. Love it. Thank you so much
    Debby

  • plm, 23 September 2010

    How long did it take to copyright releases on all these images?

  • Habieb, 24 September 2010

    amazing photos…

  • Martin Soler Paris Photos, 26 September 2010

    Wow some pretty nice images. I guess being into photoshop and all that we just think it was a cheap trick in photoshop. Knowing that this is taken that way with a purpose makes me see it with a different viewpoint. Thanks for sharing.
    I guess some of these shots are a mix of regular photo and infrared or not?

    • Martin Soler Paris Photos, 26 September 2010

      PS: Hot Rats by Zappa is an amazing album. I didn’t know that was how the image was infrared!

  • Danielle, 24 November 2010

    Ahhh I love these! I featured them on my blog as design inspiration. :)
    dcmedia-design.com/blog/?p=102
    Thank you!

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