Taking the Infrared thing a bit further – I’ve been using lighting gels to modify the ccd of the camera I’m using, it’s a little daunting to go into the internals of a digital camera for someone like me who’s used to fiddling with hald century old mechanical camera’s – but it’s fairly basic to dissassemble and reassemble them when you’ve done it a few times (took me 6 tries to get it right).
This is the result of the modification I decided to run with – it wasn’t the technique that i’ve heard of other people using – I used a couple of layers of lighting filter on the ccd itself to drastically cut down the transmission of visible light. I kinda like the results like this – and i can add filters in front of the lens to alter stuff from here. None of these are photoshopped at all – they were printed at a digital lab and then scanned (I’m on a road trip and forgot to bring my usb cable).
This is the result when the flash fires, as you can see I used a blue filter – the auto white balance seems to cope with this when the flash is off – there’s still plenty of IR light in this shot to make the tree’s yellow. when there isn’t strong sunlight the whole image goes to dark blue.