Infrared Photography

Gale Spring, FBPA, RBI, FAIMBI

Infrared radiation outside the visible spectrum was discovered around 1800 by Sir William Herschel. Infrared film has been around since the 1930’s and captured the invisible world of infrared beyond human vision. Today, true IR film is no longer available. Infrared photography has been improved and replaced by digital technology. All digital cameras are inherently sensitive to infrared and the modifications are a perfect tool for artistic creation using infrared radiation. Learn more in this article by Gale on Infrared Photography recently published in View Camera Australia

Gale is the Adjunct Associate Professor of Scientific Photography in the School of Science at RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. His research interest and professional practice is in the creation and interpretation of images for forensic purposes. Gale has an extensive background in many aspects of biomedical and forensic imaging through his 13-year employment at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas, Texas.

Although now retired from RMIT University Gale continues to teach in Infrared and Ultraviolet Imaging amongst other technical workshops.

Gale was the 2011 Louis Schmidt Laureate. Gale will deliver the Anne Shiras Pioneer Lecture at BIOCOMM 2023. He presented at 2022 International Symposium on Biomedical and Scientific Photography and more recently at the Forensic Photography Symposium in January 2023

Images by ©Danielle Edwards, FBCA, RBI, FAMIBI