Shooting Analog Infrared Images

Different Infrared film stocks have different sensitivities to IR light. As an example Kodak HIE film is one of the most sensitive IR films on the market, recording down to 920nm on the spectrum. Siince it is more sensitive to light, it is a faster film allowing the use of faster shutter speeds.

Explained - Failed Provia 100f with the Canon A1 - Banff, Alberta

On this episode of Focal Collective we FAILED and over-exposed a roll of Provia 100f on the Canon A1 while backpacking around Banff, Alberta. This video gives a behind the scenes look at the photos taken with this camera and what the overexposed shots look like. The Canon A1 is a great 35mm film camera for beginners, though slide film still proves challenging to properly expose the highlights utilizing the camera's built-in light meter.

Brief History of Infrared Film Photography

The first infrared film was developed in 1910 by Robert Williams Wood. His experimental film required very long exposures to properly capture enough light to illuminate the images. It wasn’t until the 1930s where infrared film became available to the public when Kodak developed film emulsions that were responsive to infrared light.

The Easiest Way to Reduce Noise in Adobe Lightroom

One of the most frustrating things a photographer can experience is capturing that once in a lifetime shot, then sitting down to edit and realizing the shot came out grainier than expected. If you find yourself in this situation, stay calm, I will show you an extremely easy method for reducing the noise all within Adobe Lightroom.

How to Photograph Manhattanhenge

Twice a year the setting sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan’s city grid. Locals, tourists, photographer’s, and pedestrians all bask in the glowing sun as it dips below the horizon during sunset, completely visible between NYC’s skyscraper canyons. The light emanated from the sun attracts enthusiasts from all corners of the world to watch this rare event.

Guide to Buying Used DSLRs and Lenses

Due to the manufacturing complexities, research & development, and cost of production for lenses / sensors / DSLRs, these tools can have a huge markup! Many opt to buy new, but when done carefully, buying used camera gear can be a wonderful way to save money while pursuing your dreams or hobbies as a photographer / videographer.