Having previously tried infrared photography with a regular, unconverted camera I realised that a converted, full-spectrum camera would be a better option.
As a result, I picked up a second-hand full-spectrum Canon 1100D from FullSpectrumUk on eBay. FullSpectrumUK post their cameras from Greece but it arrived quickly.
The camera has been sitting idle since November waiting for a sunny enough day to try it out. That day was today!
I took the Canon, a Sigma 30mm Art lens and a Hoya R72 infrared filter down to my local river, the River Don in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I wanted to try photographing the stone bridge and some swans.
After a bit of editing in Lightroom and channel swapping in Photoshop these are the results. Not too bad for my first attempt at full-spectrum infrared photography.
The results aren’t perfect but it is a start. I found it much easier to take infrared photographs with the full-spectrum camera as I can use normal, short exposure times. I found that when using the un-converted camera, the trees were blurry due to moving in the wind during the longer exposures.
I’ll keep working at it until I get a good workflow figured out.