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Press Release: August 28, 2008

Digital Infrared Photography--New from Rocky Nook: How to Capture the Beauty of Infrared Imagery

Digital Infrared Photography Santa Barbara, CA—To record the “invisible light” has always been an intriguing and fascinating experiment. The infrared part of the light spectrum is outside the range of what the human eye can see, but with a digital camera, we are able to record only this “invisible light” while blocking the “visible” part. The results are often unusual, yet beautiful, renderings of otherwise fairly common scenes, and this new book from Rocky Nook--Digital Infrared Photography (Rocky Nook, $24.95) will show you how.

Since as far back as the 1960’s artists have experimented with analog infrared photography, and those of us who are old enough might remember seeing the technique used on the album covers of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa. Now, as we enter the digital age, new equipment and technology has opened up the exciting world of infrared photography to all.

This compact guide to infrared photography shows the beauty of infrared imagery while it teaches how to shoot these images with your digital camera. The book provides the basic theoretical background, information on cameras, filters and equipment, and lots of guidance on how to do infrared photography from image capture to post-processing.

This beautifully designed and illustrated book is the perfect companion for the aspiring photographer who seeks to explore new photographic territories.

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book, Low Budget Shooting, won him the prestigeous Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, see the catalog page for Digital Infrared Photography.

Digital Infrared Photography
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Cyrill Harnischmacher
ISBN: 9781933952352, 112 pages, $24.95 USD

About Rocky Nook
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Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook's publications is on digital photography and computing.

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