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Introduction to Kirlian Photography

Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain
I became fascinated with Kirlian Photography after I read about it in the book Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain". I looked at a number of high voltage Kirlian Photography circuits, and then designed my own. I was successful in exposing sheet film and shooting photographs that were as good as what I seen in published.

I sent my Kirlian photographs with an inquiry to an electronics magazine about writing a how-to electronics article to show other people how to shoot Kirlian photographs. They accepted. As I continued to learn more about Kirlian Photography I developed better circuits and wrote more articles for different magazines, including Radio-Electronics, Poptronics and Nuts & Volts. Finally, I had so much information I wrote a book called "Hands on Guide to Kirlian Photography"

Phantom Leaf Experiment
I investigated the paranormal claim called the "Phantom Leaf" experiment. I however was not successful in obtaining this elusive phenomena on film. Although many other people have. I found other features of Kirlian photography could be explained by applying standard physical and biological laws to the behavior of corona discharge and its impact on the sheet film without introducing new meta-physicical principles and functions.

What is 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).

One can use digital cameras and even video equipment if one substitutes a transparent discharge plate (TDP) for the metal discharge plate. Now, instead of sheet film one shoots the object through the TDP. (See diagram)

High voltage is applied to the plate momentarily to make an exposure. For film, 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. In the case of digital photography, the camera shoots the object through the TDP and captures the corona discharge from the object.

The Kirlian photography equipment we sell is a direct result of my years of working with Kirlian Photography. You can use this equipment to create Kirlian photographs of your own objects. We also provide detail information on how to build your own Kirlian photography equipment, see the link below, Kirlian Photography: Build your own equipment.

More information on the transparent discharge plate vs film

Additional information on kirlian photography is available read our online articles below:

The Brief History of Kirlian Photography

Kirlian Photography: Build Your Own Equipment

or purchase the Book: A Hands on Guide to Kirlian Photography

Kirlian Photography Device

Kirlian Photography Device has everything you need to create Kirlian images.

The Model 5 is designed to work with digital cameras. We recommend a digital camera have a macro mode (close-up) setting and the ability for long multi-second shutter speed. (1-15 seconds). The Model 5 system includes an adjustable high voltage power supply, a Transparent Discharge Plate (TDP) and Ground Plate (GP) for inanimate objects.

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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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Transparent Discharge Plate

Transparent Discharge Plate

To take Kirlian photographs using a digital camera or low light video camera, requires the use of a Transparent Discharge Plate (TDP). A Ground Plate is included for inanimate objects. We recommend a digital camera with a macro mode (close-up) setting and the ability for long multi-second shutter speed. (1-15 seconds). The transparency of our transparent discharge plates surpasses 90 percent.

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Kirlian Components

Build 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

Digital Kirlian Photography

In Kirlian Photography, John Iovine gives you all the hands-on guidance you need to produce Kirlian photographs using digital cameras.

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