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.

Why I appreciate a wide angle macro lens for regular close up photography.

Over the years I’ve found I enjoy close up photography more than any other type.

While not being true macro of 1:1 or 1:2 life size, I really like the feel and intimate perspective of being close to my subject.
With the advent of APS sized sensors in the Pentax line (which I shoot and am a proud Pentaxian), I find the crop factor to bring more of a telephoto angle of view than I really like.
I have eliminated most of my film era telephotos and focused on gaining lenses that will bring the wide angle perspective back to my view finder.
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