Expanding creative possibilities
Conventional colour images still hold plenty of interest and potential for David, but shooting with a range of infrared effects particularly excites him. While it's worth stressing that a full-spectrum conversion on your camera is not officially recommended by Canon, and that it's an irreversible procedure that will invalidate your warranty, for David it has opened the door to making different kinds of images.
"The freedom you get from shooting infrared in this way unlocks creativity and is so artistically liberating," he says. "As well as photographing with different infrared wavelengths, you can also, for example, shoot the same scene with different filters and blend them together. It opens your mind to think about the world in a completely different frequency, which then means you train yourself to look at the world in a totally unique way."
In addition to infrared photography, David is also planning to shoot with light that's on the ultraviolet spectrum (below 380nm) by using a UV-transmitting bandpass filter in his Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. "I haven't experienced shooting with ultraviolet light yet, but I'm looking forward to trying it," he says. "When I'm using these different frequencies, the camera is utterly magical. It gives me limitless possibilities."