Photographer Shoots Some Of Europe’s Most Stunning Landscapes Using Otherworldly Infrared Techniques

This inventive photographer has decided to give an otherworldly look to some of Europe’s most beautiful natural environments – by shooting them completely in INFRARED.

Whether it be rolling snowy mountains or endless tracks across fields, David Hochleitner’s shots look like they would be more suited to a fairy tale than across the continent.

PIC BY DAVID HOCHLEITNER / CATERS: Infrared photo of Styria, Austria

PIC BY DAVID HOCHLEITNER / CATERS: Infrared photo of CarinthiaBy using this technique, David, from Graz, Austria, converts the likes of trees and grass into vibrant red hues, while the whites of his images become even more pronounced as a result of infrared filters and film.

Having first become interested in photography in 2010, David shoots around 50 infrared images a year in a series that continues to grow.

He said: “You can give an otherwise boring scene a completely new twist and everyday places and scenes can look completely different and even bewildering in infrared.

PIC BY DAVID HOCHLEITNER / CATERS: Infrared photo of Dolomites – South Tyrol

PIC BY DAVID HOCHLEITNER / CATERS: Infrared photo of Dolomites – South Tyrol

“What also fascinates me about infrared photography are the endless possibilities to control the captured light spectrum with different filters.

“When using a full spectrum converted digital camera, you have in fact a tool that sees visible light as well as Infrared and UV to certain extent.

“By using filters, you can control the look of your images in a way that would be difficult if not impossible to achieve in Photoshop.”

PIC BY DAVID HOCHLEITNER / CATERS: Infrared photo of Salzburg

PIC BY DAVID HOCHLEITNER / CATERS: Infrared photo of Styria

David tends to shoot such enchanting images across his native Austria – including Styria, Carinthia, and Stralzburg.

Going forward, he plans to add more mountainscapes to his unnamed series.

The photographer added: “I try to give landscape scenery a new twist with the use of infrared.

“I like the dramatic look you can give otherwise calming scenery by presenting it in strong, deep red colours.”

PIC BY DAVID HOCHLEITNER / CATERS: Infrared photo of Gratz, Styria

PIC BY DAVID HOCHLEITNER / CATERS: Infrared photo of Gratz, Styria