Infrared Photography Resources

June 19, 2023

I'm so excited to share my love of all things IR with an ever-growing number of creative folks around the world. Ready to get started on your own creative journey into infrared photography? Here’s everything you need to have fun and be successful.

If you've watched my new class on KelbyOne, linked below, these resources will help you get up and running quickly.

Infrared Photography Courses

My new class on shows you step-by-step how to create amazing infrared images:

••• Explore the Hidden World of Infrared Photography with Rain Hayes •••

Camera Conversion Services

Kolari and LifePixel are the two major companies doing camera conversions in the US. Both offer full-spectrum and single IR bandpass conversions. Both ship internationally, and are reputable.

I have had good experiences with both companies. My original IR camera was an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II converted to 590nm by LifePixel. My current camera is a Canon R5 with a full-spectrum conversion by Kolari.

Some mom and pop camera stores also offer conversion services.

Infrared Filters

With a full-spectrum converted camera, you can use any IR filter you like. All of my current IR filters are from Kolari, except my original Hoya R72. Each company has slightly different offerings. There are a few other companies with a limited selection of infrared filters, but I cannot vouch for their quality so I haven’t listed them. Quality matters in IR filters.

Kolari IR filters
range from 550 nm to 1000 nm, in external mount or rear (drop-in or clip-in) styles.
LifePixel IR filters
range from 470 nm to 830 nm, in external mount and magnetic mount IR filters
Hoya R72 - 720 nm the class infrared filter

Infrared Equipment for Mobile Devices

Looking for a filter holder for your mobile phone? This is the one I use.

Moment 67mm filter mount