Introduction to Kirlian Photography

Kirlian photography is a high voltage, contact print photography. The process is simple. Sheet film is placed on top of a metal plate, called the discharge or film plate. The object to photograph is placed on top of the film. If the object to be Kirlian photographed is inanimate, such as a coin or leaf, a earth ground is connected to the object (See Diagram).

High voltage is applied to the plate momentarily to make an exposure. The corona discharge between the object and discharge plate passes through and is recorded onto the film. When film is developed you have a Kirlian photograph of the object.

Additional information on kirlian photography, read a Brief History of Kirlian Photography, our Online Article or purchase the Book:
A Hands on Guide to Kirlian Photography

Kirlian Photography Device

The Model 4 has all photography functions on the front panel.


These include the on/off power switch, discharge switch, Hi-Low frequency switch and variable frequency control. The discharge plate is located on the left hand side of the device. The terms discharge plate and film plate mean one and the same.



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Kirlian Photography Print

Print 20 x 16 Framed Print features a Kirlian images Estimated image size 40 x 50 cm. Fits a 16x20 picture frame that can mount vertically or horizontally.



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Kirlian Photography Service

Kirlian Photography Service

Have an object of your choice* photographed using Kirlian Photography





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Kirlian Photography: Fact and Fiction

Kirlian Photography: Fact and Fiction

Since the 1970's there has been much reported on and written about Kirlian photography. Some of these reports make phenomenal claims regarding the usefulness of Kirlian photography. For instance; is a Kirlian photography of a person a picture of the body's aura, or soul? What does science have to say about that claim? Can Kirlian photography forecast illnesses before it become physically manifested? What about the claims that you can read a person's health, personality and emotional state?


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Transparent Discharge Plate

Transparent Discharge Plate

To take Kirlian photographs using a standard 35mm film camera, digital camera or video camera, requires the use of a transparent discharge plate. A transparent discharge plate is constructed from three main components; a 4" x 5" piece of glass that has a transparent conductive coating (typically tin oxide) on one side, see parts list, a transfer plate and connecting HV wire. The transparency of our transparent discharge plates surpasses 90 percent.



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Kirlian Components

Components for the Kirlian Photography Device

Accessories and materials for use with the Kirlian Photography Device



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Kirlian Components

Buid your Own Kirlian Photography Device

This helpful DIY article will help you to create your own Kirlian Photography Device



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Kirlian Photography Book

A Step by Step, Hands On Guide.


In Kirlian Photography, John Iovine gives you all the hands-on guidance you need to produce Kirlian photographs using standard 35mm or video cameras. You'll also learn about the history of electro photography and may of its possible applications in medicine, industry, and the military. Especially illuminating is his discussion of the "phantom leaf" aura that continues to baffle scientists.



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