Friday, September 19, 2008

Digital Infrared Photography

Here I was, going about my day, when this little gem of a book landed in the post box.

Digital Infrared Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher was sent to me for review by the publisher, Rocky Nook.

The author does a great job of setting the stage for learning about this type of photography with an introduction to the theory and equipment necessary to succeed. He then moves into the practical aspects of shooting in IR and finishes with a trip to the digital darkroom.

It is "to the point" kind of book. I was able to digest it in one sitting. I then went back an marveled at the beautiful shots of the German countryside. He's even included the settings used to produce each image (Infrared modified Nikon Coolpix 5400, 28mm, aperture 4, 1/250 sec., ISO 50). Topping this off is a step-by-step project that results in a beautiful photo of Tuebingen.

If you are interested in IR photography, this book is a must for you. Additionally, if you are shooting surveillance photos, an IR camera should be in your tool kit ... as should this book.

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