The Method of Exposure Determination for Digital Infrared Photography in Forensic Field

법과학 분야에서 디지털 적외선 사진을 위한 노출 결정 방법

  • 김상기 (경일대학교 사진영상학과) ;
  • 김유진 (경일대학교 사진영상학과)
  • Received : 2013.10.29
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2014.02.28


In the past, making IR photography needed somewhat complicated process, so its application fields were limited. However, it has become easy to make IR photography with advanced digital technology, so it is expected that the fields of IR photography and existing limit due to difficult making process will be expanded. Therefore, in this study, it is decided that the need of IR standard chart which allows us to manage exposure and tone of IR photography for scientific purpose will increase. Two methods were used to make IR standard chart. First method is to use aluminum. When aluminum has oxide coating through anodic oxidation, it has high durability, corrosion resistance and heat resistance. Also, IR reflectance of aluminum can be controlled in some degree depending on the thickness of oxide coating. Second method is to use pigments. Yellow 10P150 pigment is used for the brightest patch. This pigment is appropriate in this study due to high heat resistance and IR reflectance. Carbon black is used for the darkest patch. Carbon black absorbs much IR, and its color is not faded by any source of light. IR reflectance is adjusted elaborately by mixing two pigments. Finally, 6 patches are selected with consideration for actual IR reflectance of patches. As a result, IR reflectance of random subjects can be known approximately and IR photographs can have appropriate contrast with the IR standard chart.


Forensic Photography;Infrared Photography;Reflectance of Infrared;Exposure


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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