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Ultraviolet Fluorescence Photography

UV fluorescence photography is the recording of the visible light emitted from a subject when it is lit by UV light. Any camera can be used (preferably one with adjustable shutter speed and aperture settings).
You will need to be in a dark room, and use a UV light such as a UV LED torch (pref. 365nm). Subjects such as minerals, official documents (e.g. passport, drivers licence) and some plants will glow when lit with UV light.

NOTE: Never look directly at a UV light source, and never shine one into somebody’s eyes. UV safety glasses are available which should be used wherever possible.

You will probably need a long exposure (I frequently use an exposure time of 30 seconds) so a tripod is essential.