Ferns Study in Infrared


Photographing with Infrared camera inside the forests is always a challenging proposition as there is an abundance of vegetation containing the green pigment, chlorophyll. Chlorophyll strongly absorbs visible light and reflects near infrared which results in surreal, bright white appearance of leaves ( known as the “Wood effect”). Greener the plants appear to us stronger will be the effect.

While it really depends on desired end effect in a photograph, as a general rule I will always try to err on the side of caution and underexpose similar images . This way important details contained in the image highlights will be protected and if desired, light can be easily dodged in later during the post processing.


Ferns study in infrared by Robert Burcul