About two years ago, I modified a Canon Powershot G6 point-and-shoot camera to shoot infrared images. The camera was hacked apart, modified with parts from Lifepixel, and put back together, but I never got around to doing anything more than snapping a couple test frames to verify it still worked. But a couple weeks ago, I got a chance to take it out for some actual shooting on the Las Vegas Adobe Users Group photo walk at The Springs Preserve. I met some great people and actually acquired some decent images from this little camera.
I’m considering modifying one of our 10D or 5D bodies now to be a dedicated IR camera. We’ve always been a color-heavy photography company, but I can see some use for IR in our workflow for certain clients. I’ve also got an idea for some artistic uses, specifically something derived from Massopust’s 1940s medical phlebography of superficial veins.
Here are some shots from the photo walk at Springs Preserve: