Ultraviolet Photography

Ultraviolet Photography


For years I’ve wanted to mess around with UV photography. Unfortunately, all the websites on DIY UV seem to assume an infinite amount of money and access to specialized equipment on my part. There are two things that I don’t like, when someone tells me I HAVE to spend a lot of money (quartz lenses starting at $3000) or that i need specialized equipment (Wratten 18A filters, not cheap either). So I set out to do it my way, and here’s my $5 solution to UV wavelength photography.Link

Hmm, how big a chunk can i get out of a lightbulb so I can make a filter for my srl lenses!

4 thoughts on “Ultraviolet Photography

  1. mc@uga.edu says:

    I don’t want to be a party-pooper, but I’m not at all sure this is ultraviolet photography. Certainly the light bulb piece is a good substitute for an expensive filter, but is the camera responding to UV or to the small amounts of visible light that also get through? Most camera lenses block UV almost totally. If they didn’t, color rendition would be poor.

    I suggest making a UV pinhole camera. Film (black-and-white) is very sensitive to UV if there isn’t any glass in the path.

  2. Uv Treatment says:

    I knew for a lots of UV light usages(for skin diseases, air and water purification….), but this UV photography is totally interesting, unfortunately expensive too.

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