Kirlian Photography

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  1. iONic

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    The blue light around the fingertips is a photograph of the electrical discharges due to the conductivity of high voltage, high frequency electricity. The frequency excites the electrons to such a state that they ionize the air. The light from this ionization can be capured on film, as it is compsed of visible light. Metals and semi-conductors also produce discharges. A non-conducting, dry object, such as a piece of cardboard a shell, or hair will not produce any discharge.

    The big Q:

    Since hair is dry and "nonconductive", is there a way to "wet it" or make it conductive so that this type of photography is possible.

    I know some use this gell-like substance to stick the object to the glass plate surface and that this substance itself seems to show up in the captures image.
    Can I assume then that if I thnly coat a strand of hair with this substance I could then proceed to make such images?

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    Gell substance illuminated

    Anyone have any ehperience with this?
     
  2. iONic

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    I guess a Photography forum might be the better place to pose this question...!?
     
  3. RFactor

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    Maybe dip it in some salty water and then let it dry?
     
  4. iONic

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    Well I do have some electrically conductive gel that I use for my TENS device. That just might do the trick.
     
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