Picture of A Secondary Approach to UltraViolet Photography
This is an inferior approach to UV photography. To be honest I've been reticent to post this. However someone may find a use for this.

And for the sake of disclosure I was inspired by this gentleman's work. The "softness" of the image adds an ethereal quality I like.

Step 1: Equipment

Picture of Equipment
You will need

An Ultraviolet irradiator, I used my FOD but a compact fluorescent blacklight in a reflector should work also.

A target holder, I used a pair of helping hands.

A convex lens, mine was sourced from a pair of binoculars.
and mount

A measuring stick

A fluorescent screen.

A dark room (by which I mean a room you can make dark)


A target ( preferable one which shows strong disparity in appearance under UV irradiation compared to visible light, so as to prevent DIGGer's from dying of apoplexy when you do something they're convinced can't be done.) In this case a yellow lantana.

vishalapr4 years ago
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Absolute fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Could you compare glow in the dark paint with color-safe bleach or "brightening" laundry detergent as the fluorescing material?
royalestel8 years ago
That's a brilliant idea. Use fluorescent paint's ability to convert UV light to the visible spectrum. Aww-sizzum. Thanks for the idear, mate.