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Not so much with the infrared

October 2005

It would have been too easy. I'm trying to do some infrared flash photography. The attempt was to take a piece of slide film that had been developed before it was exposed (so that it was black) and tape it over a strobe. The idea being that slide film is supposed to transmit infrared even if the film is totally black.

The problem, it would seem, is that the camera I'm shooting with (a Canon 10D) has an internal filter that effectively blocks the infrared portion of the spectrum from reaching the sensor. So, no go there.

What I'm trying to do is get a setup where I can shoot bands with a strobe setup without having to gun them in the face with a blast of light every time I fire off a shot. If money were no object, I'd just get one of these modded cameras that has a clear filter instead of the blocking on: http://www.sciencecenter.net/hutech/canon/index.htm

Guess I'll have to make do with either available light or letting the strobe loose.

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