Kirlian photography: supernatural phenomenon or scientific reaction?

kirlian photography
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Before this morning, I’d never heard of Kirlian photography either but one of the joys of life is you never stop learning. Kirlian photography unsurprisingly has nothing to do with the much-loved winter Olympic sport of a similar name (curling) and everything to do with capturing the electrical discharged created around an object due to the ionization of gas or fluid. 

What is Kirlian photography?

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.