Infrared photography is of interest to the amateur and commercial photographer and to scientists and technologists because it produces images that are not possible with conventional photographic films. In its practice there is not much difference between infrared and normal photography. The same cameras and light sources can usually be used, together with the same processing solutions. Infrared photography, however, is usually only attempted by skilled photographers, scientists, and technicians with a particular purpose in mind.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 3rd Ed. in 1993, ISBN:9780240800592

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Book Chapter

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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


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