I have quite a lot of interests but one of the most fun things to do is IR-photography. You will notice this on this page.
Finding image compositions in what is around me. It can be spring’s first anemones out in the garden or new exciting places.
I love to discover what light and shadows do for the result. That is why it is so fun to use a full-spectrum camera, new details are emerging and showing a new world through the lens.
I have photographed since I bought my first camera as a nine-year-old. It was a fairly simple compact camera in the early 1980s but I put all my savings on it. After that it has come and gone a bit during periods of life.
What drew my attention to full spectrum and infrared photography was that it is now possible to build your own camera if one has the least interest and knowledge of programming. With a small computer (Raspberry Pi) and a camera module, it is possible to make a fairly advanced camera for much less than a hundred dollars (I call it my RaspPiCam). The camera used with the Raspberry Pi is a Sony camera. Sony’s camera is used in several mobile phones and is of quite good quality. By printing a case in 3D, the camera becomes just as handy as one wants. At the beginning of the blog there is the story of how my Raspberry Pi cameras came into being.
After photographing quite intensively for a year I got a little tired of the fact that RaspPiCam in my design often requires three-handed approach, especially when I have to change focus, so I started looking at converted system cameras.
There are basically two options (the third, to convert a camera yourself is not quite easy and something I also tell about in the blog), to send an old camera to someone who can convert it for you or buy a camera that is converted from the start. It costs quite a few hundred dollars to get the camera converted, buying a used camera that is converted from the start is a little cheaper.
From April 2019, I use a Canon EOS 1200D that is converted to full spectrum. Sometimes I use my old RaspPiCam for things like time lapse and extreme close-ups because there is almost no near limit for close ups, in addition it fits in a pocket so it can into it for unplanned photography.