Mary Presson Roberts Photography

Trying Something New

I have found that trying something new can help me grow on my path with expressing myself through photography.  The something new I am working to learn is taking pictures using a camera that has been converted to take infrared images.

I have been intrigued by

infrared images for a long time now.  I also was interested in perhaps trying out the filters that can be placed on the lenses of your regular camera to create the same type of image.  It wasn’t until recently that I decided to make the investment and purchase a camera that will allow me to take infrared images.

I purchased a used camera from someone I trusted.  I was thrilled to find that it was a camera body that I have already used so learning a whole new system would not be necessary.

One of the reasons I finally decided to try out infrared photography is because a friend, fellow photographer, and fellow apprentice in the Arcanum, Stuart Kinkade, has recently started taking infrared images and has loved every minute of it.  His enthusiasm for it is infectious.

Using my newly acquired infrared camera, I captured the wisteria growing on an abandoned school in South Carolina as shown in the featured image for this post.

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to explore Charleston in a new way with the converted camera.  Times when it is not good to photograph using a regular camera, such as midday when the light is harsh, are perfect times to photograph with the infrared camera.

blog Trees and me

This is one of the first shots I took using the camera.  I took it while visiting Botany Bay.

blog Trees at MagnoliaI found that the trees in Charleston, SC, make wonderful subjects for infrared photography.

blog Trees in a row

I look forward to learning more about infrared photography.  I look forward to seeing the world in this new way.


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Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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