红外摄影直到1900年代初才存在，当时美国物理学家和发明家罗伯特·伍德（Robert W. Wood）开发了一种滤镜，使他能够捕捉到第一个红外和紫外线摄影。紫外线摄影类似于红外线，但使用紫外线（UV）光谱中的光捕获图像。“木材效应”，主要是由于使用红外光谱捕获树叶并为照片散发出想象中的质量引起的，以他的名字命名。
When practicing infrared photography, film or image sensors sensitive to infrared light are needed to capture images. Filters are used for in-camera effects such as false-color or black-and-white, delivering images with a dreamlike or unreal quality to them. They often feature dark skies and atmospheric haze, with clouds being more prominent as well. Post-processing software can also help photographers achieve this aesthetic.
Infrared photography did not exist until the early 1900s when Robert W. Wood, an American physicist, and inventor, developed a filter that allowed him to capture the first infrared and ultraviolet photography. Ultraviolet photography is similar to infrared but captures images using light from the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. The “Wood Effect”, mainly caused by foliage being captured using the infrared spectrum and giving off that imaginary quality to photos, is named after him.