20 Stunning Infrared Photographs

20 Stunning Infrared Photographs


One of the tips in Darren’s 12 Ways to Add Randomness and Creativity to Your Photography is to shoot in infrared. Check out 20 stunning infrared photographs on Imagekind.com below.

infrared - a winter summer by mike irwin

infrared - a winter summer by mike irwin

infrared - inside by mike irwin

infrared - inside by mike irwin

Meyers Grade - False Color IR by Josh Sommers

Meyers Grade - False Color IR by Josh Sommers

Crane Creek HDR IR by Josh Sommers

Crane Creek HDR IR by Josh Sommers

Cottoncandy factory by Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth

Cottoncandy factory by Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth

Bophut Pier by Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth

Bophut Pier by Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth

Dark day by Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth

Dark day by Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth

Doomsday by Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth

Doomsday by Ildikó Bodnárné Horváth

Infrared by Daniel Hosie

Infrared by Daniel Hosie

infrared - drowning by mike irwin

infrared - drowning by mike irwin

Infrared Trees by Christina Ferrin

Infrared Trees by Christina Ferrin

Dock Infrared by Matt Billings

Dock Infrared by Matt Billings

Infrared Mission Concepcion - Spanish - San Antoni by Portell Imagery Cafe

Infrared Mission Concepcion - Spanish - San Antoni by Portell Imagery Cafe

Big Cypress Infrared by Brian Hull

Big Cypress Infrared by Brian Hull

Steel Bridge Portland Infrared by Lenny Breedbate

Steel Bridge Portland Infrared by Lenny Breedbate

Cold Light by Gary Tumilty

Cold Light by Gary Tumilty

Dawyck Chapel guardians by David Bird

Dawyck Chapel guardians by David Bird

wild west by Willa Stein

wild west by Willa Stein

White Edge Trig Point by Dave Wild

White Edge Trig Point by Dave Wild

infrared lighthouse by mikelol

infrared lighthouse by mikelol

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  • pnjxmzn3496 August 27, 2012 01:24 pm

    Thomas Sabo Smykker

  • Jennifer Lycke February 29, 2012 03:30 am

    Great photos! While not as stunning as those, I tried my first infrared photo using a Hoya filter, as part of my weekly photo project...http://theartisticlife.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/weekly-photo-9/

  • Anna Patrick December 28, 2010 12:04 am

    Landscapes are amazing when IR photographed. But the infrared photography has also fantastic effects on the human skin, flowers and different objects. Here are some inspirational examples http://www.photographymojo.com/2010/12/incredible-and-inspirational-infrared-photos/

  • Evan November 20, 2010 07:39 pm

    Can't stop looking at these. I love how these images really make you study the photo. simply amazing

  • Gabeszphoto July 9, 2010 03:47 am

    Fantastic all IR photos!:)
    Congratz Virgonc!

  • dapix October 10, 2009 12:07 am

    Nate did great job! More infrared and HDR photos on ImageKind

  • Ovaj Onaj October 8, 2009 05:44 am

    my friend made some fantastic ones too:


  • Doug Lowe October 8, 2009 04:35 am

    I have been shooting IR for a few years now. I've been featured at a local gallery, and an IR article in What Digital Camera magazine. You can view my work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cappaholic/sets/72157594240687669/

  • Cory October 8, 2009 04:14 am

    I've loved IR since my first attempt with digital and the Nikon Coolpix 990. Now with a modified Nikon D50 to shoot IR only, my love has grown from a fancy to an obsession.

  • Chris Cole October 6, 2009 11:59 pm

    I have heard of X-ray photography... but IR? Well these photos look surreal - almost dream like. I love the colors that were produced.

    Im off to make my own filter!

  • John Sweet September 27, 2009 06:48 pm

    Can IR photography be replicated using any photoshop techniques or filters?

  • Alex September 27, 2009 02:45 am

    I had never seen so art infrared photos.

  • XposurePro - Photography Tips September 26, 2009 01:01 pm

    I haven't shot any IR for probably 15 years .. I think it's time to play :)

  • Michael Lowerson September 24, 2009 01:57 am

    totally amazed . have ordered a infra red filter for my sigma 28mm -300 mm dg lens i use on my Canon 450d . as well as a one for my 18-55mm canon lens

  • vijay kumar September 23, 2009 03:58 am

    these infrared photography images really made me think alot.....
    the photographs are just awosome & cooool
    i m really intrested to know that how to capture these infrared photos....

    please send me some tutorials of this subject....
    email me to nvdworks@gmail.com

    i hope i will get information about infrared photography.....

  • Malc September 19, 2009 06:10 pm

    I've been messin with IR over the end of the Summer there. Not much scope for it recently with the weather and what not (although maybe IR on a rainy day may be interesting?)

    Here are some of my shots (plus other alternate light source images) from Flickr

  • samsstuff September 19, 2009 09:57 am

    Gorgeous photos, each & every one. I've always wanted to try this, as I love the look of this technique. The closest I've gotten so far is after the fact processing.

  • Amber Flowers September 19, 2009 06:26 am

    I have a page explaining infrared photography on my website (and a gallery with my IR's), but if anyone needs help with figuring out infrared email me at soulgazephotography@yahoo.com. I'd love to help you! I personally use a Hoya rm72 filter and depending on the sensitivity of your camera you'll have to use a tripod and longer shutter speeds. I have three camera's that I've used for my infrared. One was clear with a 1 sec exposure with no tripod the other needed 3 seconds and a tripod when over cast. It varies. The white balance, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, amount of sunlight/foliage, knowing when to use a tripod are all important factors of IR. Not all cameras do well with IR even at long shutter speeds. There are websites such as lifepixel that can convert a camera to IR only. My IR's are all in color (white foliage/blue sky) and I do the processing in Photoshop. Here's my most popular recent IR to show you what I mean by color. http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulgazephotography/3924464559/ again I'd love to help anyone interested...infrared in a very rewarding way to photograph...I only wish I lived where the trees would stay green year round!!

  • dollslikeus September 19, 2009 06:12 am

    Your great I loved it you out did yourself I am a artist to .

  • mp September 19, 2009 05:59 am

    Allow me to play devil's advocate here. I love IR photography, but simply being in IR doesn't make a shot great. I think a lot of these images have rather poor composition/exposure and are relying too much on the IR effect to cover up the faults.

  • Peter September 19, 2009 03:42 am

    Saw a wonderful IR exhibit by a Northern California photographer, Ken Smith:


    Inspired me to starting doing IR photography:


  • Fred September 19, 2009 01:17 am

    I am in need of assistance. I have a Sony A700 DSLR. Can I shoot IR photos with this camera...what equipment would I need? Thanks for any assistance.

  • Ronnie September 19, 2009 12:28 am

    well as everyone says they are beautiful photos. everyone also wants to know how you donme them mate !

    so please make our day and let us know!!
    happy new year!

  • hfng September 18, 2009 05:40 pm

    Although I don't like IR photography, these images are amazing.

  • Asela September 18, 2009 04:25 pm

    You can do it by your DSLR, Only extra bit need is IR pass filter (eg Hoya R72). On unmodified camera you need long expose (may be 30s) for get good result. You can see some of my IR pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/asela_a/sets/72157616913579794/ , check for exif data for expose values.

    You need bit post processing as well for get a good looking out put. Read about custom white balance and channel swapping too

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  • Sarah September 18, 2009 11:56 am

    How'd they do that? Would love to know how it can be done on my DSLR.

  • B. Moore September 18, 2009 11:23 am

    Awesome pics!

    One Problem, your facebook share is crap.

    No Pictures No Description Nothing.

    You should really invest the time to fix this huge annoyance.


  • sadeej September 18, 2009 08:45 am

    these photos are amazing. i am an absolute stranger to infrared photography but looking at these pics has got me sold. i hope to learn more about this type of photography though so i can soon take some awesome photos like these. absolutely stunning.

  • Amber Flowers September 18, 2009 08:28 am

    I am totally addicted to infrared and have been shooting it for about a year now. I have a huge folder of infrared photography on my website shot with both canon and nikon cameras. I'd love to see my work featured like this one day! Please check out my infrared and leave me some comments! Thanks! -Amber Flowers

  • Edward September 18, 2009 07:06 am

    Absolutely fantastic . Some of the greatest shots i have ever seen.---Ed

  • abdullah September 18, 2009 05:16 am

    i dont believe all of this is IR
    i am personally working on IR scanning and image detection...
    i think some of these are photoshopped...

  • Graham September 18, 2009 05:02 am

    Love the 'IR' images. I am very new to DSLR photography and was taken back by the atmosphere achieved by this method. I, as would possibly a number of other members I am sure, would really appreciate more information on the individual photographs i.e. how they were achieved and with what equipment/settings and or perhaps an article on how to shoot 'IR' would be possible online sometime! Hint, hint!

    Great work by the way to all the photographers who took the images.

  • THRobinson September 18, 2009 04:59 am

    IR is the next on my ToDo list... still need a few things first for the camera... plus a new camera. :)

    Great shots above, but sadly, when I click them and see the origin... there is never Meta info. Noticed that a lot with the samples shown on the site... be great if it were included just so us beginners can see what lens was used, shutter speed, ISO, etc...

  • Jay Neale III September 18, 2009 04:33 am

    Beautiful! I've always loved IR photography, and images like these are the reason why.

  • Bootstrap September 18, 2009 04:15 am

    A few for your perusal...

  • EMansfield September 18, 2009 04:02 am

    These are excellent and I love the colors. Does anyone have a tutorial explaining how to achieve the pseudo-colors seen in these images?

  • Irge September 18, 2009 03:54 am

    All pictures are so beautiful ! Wonderful,fantastic. I like them so much.

  • Millard September 18, 2009 03:23 am

    I'm adding this link to my facebook page. Fantastic stuff! I'm a stranger to IR.

  • James September 18, 2009 03:10 am

    Here's one of mine


    How are the above photos in this post coloured? Are they film images shot on IR film and processed as colour images, or is there some magic "make IR photo go colourful" filter in photoshop?

  • Michael September 18, 2009 02:56 am

    Too bad you don't put the information about the filter wich was used and an exif information aqf the shots.
    But these are great and impressing works

  • John Sweet September 18, 2009 02:52 am

    I love the idea of ezperimenting with IR photography. I have just read that the filters can be made from unexposed colour film once developed.
    Has onyone experience of this as it seems a fun way to make your own filterregards
    South Arfica

  • Praveen September 18, 2009 02:51 am

    These are simply Fantastic!

  • KimberlyRose September 18, 2009 02:47 am

    I love IR photography!! I actually just got an IR filter but haven't had the chance to play with it yet. I was waiting for a nice day with cool clouds, because I love how the clouds look in these images... but of course we've had clear skies since! Maybe I'll just give up and go play :P

    If anyone has any tips or anything for IR photography, I'd appreciate it! You can just message me :)

  • Chris September 18, 2009 01:40 am

    I am a huge fan of IR photography... these are some great pics too.

    Here is one of the first shots I took after getting an IR-capable camera. Still one of my favorites, too: