Sunday, August 10, 2014

IR: Seeing Body Heat Through Clothes

Hands in the Pockets
Seeing Body Heat Through a Sweater
Body Heat Through a Jacket

One of the first things I ever shot with an infrared camera involved body heat because room temperature is very uniform and boring. In my experience, it's usually just a solid color with some edges here and there -- unless there's direct sunlight, then things get really interesting. Finding something above room temperature is, luckily, not too difficult if you're still breathing. In this case, it seems that I was pretty fortunate.

Hands out of the Pocket with Hand Print in Pocket

These are videos showing body heat bleeding through a sweatshirt and jacket -- there's also a t-shirt underneath all that clothing if you want to get technical. The temperature range was tightened to show more subtle changes. Everything was shot during the summer so my hands weren't frozen like the last time I tried this. Unfortunately, this meant no winter jackets that would have been better at keeping heat inside. I had them handy, I just didn't feel like putting them on and making a sweaty mess. Oh well, maybe I'll try this again in the future when it's colder.

Reminder: Temperatures are not accurate.

Body Heat and an Infrared Camera
Boiling Water on the Stove
Cooking Scrambled Eggs
Cooking with a Microwave Oven
Vacuuming a Carpet

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