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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.

Publishing
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

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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