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Online Vipitis

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Re: artistic Thermal Photography
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2020, 06:25:31 pm »
Kenji Hirasawa uses a thermal camera for portrait photography. In 2011 he shot a project named Celebrity at Madame Tussauds to showcase the difference between life and lifelike. You can buy the book(spoiler) and find a short interview . It seems to be a fairly low resolution camera, I guess 160x120, but upscaled to VGA, although the camera looks very low noise and high thermal resolution, therefore gives the image a unique look.
 

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Re: artistic Thermal Photography
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2020, 10:01:49 am »
I feel people discover two totally unrelated things when they encounter thermal imaging:
- thermal infrared properties
- uncoloured imaging

The unusual look of the first lead people to suddenly mess way too much with the look up tables.
I feel it's happening less with images that look more closer to visible light, let alone regular black and white visible light photography.

My opinion is that, when used for art, the coloured rendition of thermal images often takes over the properties of thermal infrared imaging and the cool things you can do with it.

I am all in the black and white team :D
 


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