UVIVF & LightPainting

Last month my post was on UVIVF photography, I posted a few photos taken of flowers under a UV light source to highlight the fluorescence absorbed from a highlighter cartridge placed in their water.

Due to the short bandwidth and strength of my UV lights, I’ve found that multiple exposures using light painting technics offers a great solution for enhancing more of the subject and surrounding background. Below are a flower bouquet and a couple of lily shots using this technique.

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UVIVF Photography

Ultra Violet Induced Visual Fluorescence

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Having gone through most of the winter without picking up a camera, I decided it was time again and chose a nice, simple and fun project to start with, Ultra Violet Induced Visual Fluorescence or UVIVF Photography.

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Hoping others will give this a try, as it is very affordable and can be done with any basic photography setup.

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Plus, it’s just fun to see the fluorescence even if not photographing. Image above shows the green luminance of the water in the vase and UV rays reflected from the bathroom mirror.

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Pentax K1, Pentax M100/4, two 365nm UV hand torches, tripod, flowers from the shop, a highlighter cartridge and a dark room.