Photo Story: Calvin Huth Explores Infrared & Ultraviolet Photography

Dec 30, 2020
by Calvin Huth  
Dillon Butcher - Noir


Words: Calvin Huth

Photography and video, to me, tools that allows us to express ourselves. You can take your craziest ideas and turn them into some form of visual. The exciting part about photography is that it's all open to interpretation. Our unique styles and interpretation of the art is open to criticism, appreciation and critique.


Turning a pure red image into something more 'normal' has its challenges

Spooks
Spooks
L -Jack Newton R - Dillon Butcher


I have known about infrared / ultraviolet photography for a few years. It wasn't until Wild West with Tom Van Steenbergen that I decided to pursue these spectrums of light. I wanted to find a use for them in the world of mountain biking.

Filming for Wild West

Spooks
Dillon Butcher - Noir


Noir - Dillon Butcher A Riders Rider


When I started shooting in IR/UV I instantly fell in love. The photos themselves are much more difficult to take and edit, but the satisfaction of making an image is worth it. Reminds me of what I imagine the film days might feel like.



On Assignment in Utah
On Assignment in Utah


On assignment in Utah
On assignment in Utah


On assignment in Utah
On assignment in Utah
Utah in UV


On Assignment in Utah
TVS in UV


I wanted to try something new to me as a filmmaker/photographer. The goal was to make people question what was going on, to spark the imagination. The world is more beautiful than we know.


Prevost
Prevost
Magnus Manson at Prevost


Prevost


Backwoods
Backwoods
The Backwoods w/ Dillon Butcher

I do not want to blabber too much about the images and what they are, as I've done this before. I'm just sharing these with the PB platform. Hope you enjoy them!

Spooks
Ryan Morris at Spooks. This is what riding is all about!

Utah

Spooks

Noir - Dillon Butcher A Riders Rider


Nature


Laguna
Nature


Photo taken by TVS
On assignment in Utah


Virgin
Portugal

The Yard


Spooks
Cole Nichol - Spooks

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15 Comments

  • 4 0
 Kodak HIE film was one of my all time favorite stocks. I was super bummed when they discontinued it. Still got a few rolls in the fridge but haven't dabbled with digital IR yet.
  • 5 1
 IR has always been one of my favorite styles of shooting. Even in black and white you get such a supernatural contrast. Love these shots.
  • 2 0
 You can shoot infra red and any spetrum with a DSLR . But you need to modify the camera as in take out the IR filter.
Are you using film or a modified DSlR?
Beautiful pics BTW.
  • 2 0
 Looks like a 5D mk2 from the extif data. I can only assume modified, as filters alone would not allow for IR shots with such fast shutter speed I don't think.
  • 1 0
 @privateer-wheels: DSLR cameras have physical filters that would have to be removed by an expert.
I didn't think to look at the exif info . I'm on mobile settings. Thanks.
So Cannon DSLR.
Wish the photographer would fill us in .
  • 1 0
 @Sshredder: Yes, I know they do. IR, anti moire/anti aliasing filter, UV filters - there is a whole filter stack over the sensor. To capture these photos, they would have had to be removed/replaced. I looked at having this done in the past, matter of fact.

Canon DSLR, with some modification for sure.
  • 1 0
 @privateer-wheels: sounds expensive! I still have my film SLR ,s . Would be fun to shoot Fuji 50 , ilford BW 4000? Iso . The ilford worked in dark PNW forest capturing amazing detail. And of course infra red film! Good to see people trying something different.
  • 1 0
 @Sshredder: it's definitely not cheap! You change the whole filter stack to let in IR light, and block visible light. Not only is it not cheap, your camera is only good for IR photos after. This is probably why he did it with an older 5dmk2. It's quite a commitment to do with something newer and more expensive!
  • 4 3
 So professional this work of hours Calvin.Always . Constant improving. Amaizing Calvin . Thank you for sharing
  • 2 0
 Really, really nice work!
  • 1 0
 Love @CalvinHuth 's work!
  • 1 0
 Bravo! Thanks PB for featuring this.
  • 1 0
 awesome stuff !
  • 1 0
 Yes Calvin!! soo good.

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