Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Craete Your Own Reality with an IR Conversion

John Lennon, who was killed 29 years ago today, said: "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."

I liked John Lennon's music - very much so. I also liked all the home movies I saw of him playing with his young son . . . but all that is a topic for another time.

For now, if you are in a creative slump, here's an idea: have one of your old digital cameras converted to an IR-only camera. Or, buy an older model digital camera (compact or SLR) cheap on ebay and have it converted to an IR-only camera.

Hands down, an IR converted camera is the best and easiest way to get into infrared photography - where you can alter reality with your camera and your imagination.

Here you see a boring color shot and a much more interesting IR shot of the same scene. I took the IR shot with my converted Canon SD800.

Lifepixel offers several different conversion methods - enhanced, super, black and white, standard and so on. You can see examples of these conversions on their web site.

Good news! You can get a discount on your conversion by using this code upon checkout: RickSammon.

Explore the light,


Carolyn Fox said...

I absolutely love this IR picture. I should probably think about converting my Canon D30. I can't do much else with it anyway, I guess.

See you in a couple of days.

Jeff said...

The discount code is accepted but no discount is applied. I assume there is a minor hickup.

Rick Sammon said...

Jeff.... please send me an email. The code is working. Send to: ricksammon@mac.com.


Rick Sammon said...

Jeff... hi again... contact info@lifepixel.com

they can help you out. again, the discount code is working.