Digital infrared photography: Do more than take creepy shots of your cat

Digital Infrared Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher covers basic theory for shooting in infrared, as well as guidance on capturing images and post-processing.

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So I'm currently testing the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (look for the review next week), one of Sony's high-zoom cameras that among a gazillion other features has an on/off switch for Sony's NightShot infrared shooting mode.

As you can see, I managed to snap a picture of my cat hiding under a table in a darkened room, at which point I thought to myself, "Surely there must be a better way to use this feature." And there is.

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Rocky Nook's Digital Infrared Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher ($24.95) is a guide to infrared photography with your digital camera. I know, I know, you figured that out on your own, but the book covers basic theory for shooting in infrared, as well as guidance on capturing images and post-processing. You'll also find information on cameras, filters, and equipment.

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Joshua Goldman is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. He has been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 2000.

 

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