Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Making of Thomas Leveritt video "How the sun sees you" - reflected ultraviolet (UV) photography part I

Well, in August 2014 a video "How the sun sees you" by Thomas Leveritt went viral on the net, a video about using sun cream for skin cancer protection and raising awareness about the need for skin protection. Leveritt used materials and techniques which were known by UV photographers since many years and my readers here have seen my older videos which employed the very same techniques, however used to make visible what bees, butterflies and other insects see and we cannot - ultraviolet (UV) light. Usually I use a false color palette to make UV visible.

Have a look at the following HD black+white video clip to see that it is indeed doable. I would like to show in part II later that such a video can be made using a suitable camera, lens + filter.

Now the following is the same HD video clip, but this time in false UV colors. They have a meaning, but this might be revealed later on.

I hope you enjoyed this funny little clip today!

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos