David Busch’s Digital Infrared Pro Secrets, 1st Edition

  • David D. Busch
  • ISBN-10: 1598633554  |  ISBN-13: 9781598633559
  • 288 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • List Price = $ 39.99
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Infrared photography can provide unique and flattering portraits, eye-catching close-ups of flowers, travel photographs unlike any you've ever seen before, and, if you know a few tricks, a new perspective on sports photography. You may have seen infrared photos without even being aware that they are infrared images! This full-color, hands-on book includes numerous do-it-yourself tutorials that show you how to convert your existing camera for IR use. You'll learn how to take infrared photos with both snapshot cameras and digital SLRs using a full range of shutter speeds and lens openings. You don't need a costly IR filter - you'll learn how to make your own! You'll be amazed to learn that many cameras, including dSLRs and consumer cameras like Canon PowerShot and Nikon CoolPix models, can be converted to shoot infrared photos full-time. Digital Infrared Pro Secrets will help you blow the lid off of IR photography!

Features and Benefits

  • Secrets from the pros show you how you can convert your existing camera for use in shooting infrared photography.
  • Written by a working photographer and best-selling author who understands digital infrared photography and is a leading experimenter within the field.
  • Make-it-yourself tips and projects save time, money, and provide new capabilities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Infrared Photography and You
Chapter 2: Inside an Infrared-Capable Camera
Chapter 3: Equipping Yourself
Chapter 4: Accessories After the Fact
Chapter 5: IR Conversions
Chapter 6: Landscape IR Photography
Chapter 7: Macro and Abstract IR
Chapter 8: IR People Pictures
Chapter 9: IR Indoors
Chapter 10: Action, Flash and Other Challenges
Chapter 11: Fixing Up Your Images
Chapter 12: Color IR
Chapter 13: Hard Copies Aren’t Hard
Appendix A: Glossary of Photographic, Digital, and Infrared Terminology

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David D. Busch

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered." When named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of's Digital Photography Bestseller list—simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at