Shoot FPP Color Infrared Film!

Posted: 05/31/2016

Shoot Color Infrared Film - Blog by Leslie Lazenby

Photographer Nick Seaney loaded his camera with FPP Color Infrared and turned his lens on people producing an eerie "Rod Serling Night Gallery" look!

If you want to turn it up a notch and experience something weird, intense or maybe even ethereal with your film photography, try some FPP Color Infrared for some divine unpredictability. Foliage turns red, or blue or even magenta, skin can be pale and eyes look like you can see into a person's soul. Skies and water are dramatic in color and contrast.  The unpredictability of the film is due to the varying amounts of infrared reflectance your subject has, the clearness of the sky and the time of day. If these varying factors alone aren't enough you can change the recommended #12 yellow filter to orange or red. Although an E6 slide film, you can also cross process it in C-41 for a negative.

above: Normally you look for lots of foliage to get the strange color pallet of infrared film to really blast. Here just a bit of it is creeping in the left side and with perfect timing and a patch of sun hitting it creates just the pop it needed.I used a Yellow filter, processed by in C-41 process.

A lot of shooters may remember or have read about Kodak's EIR Infrared film. It has been long discontinued but still sought out for the look only color IR film can give. Back in the day I sold this film and it was the most expensive film in the store's fridge. FPP's InfraChrome Color Infrared is a remarkable price considering that today's price is less than the price of EIR 15 years ago!  FPP's InfraChrome is also rated at ISO 400, which is quite a luxury when shooting with filter factors and small lens openings. It's not complicated to shoot but success comes by following a few tips. All the info you need in storing, shooting and processing in on film's page. Follow these few simple rules and successful unpredictability will be yours.

Michael Raso decided to try some FPP Color Infrared Film in his favorite point and shoot camera - the FPP Ultra Wide & Slim! He hand-taped two Filters to the lens to make it all work! This camera with filters taped on my Michael is available in the FPP on-line store! Processed E-6 by The Image photographed at the San Clemente Pier during the 2015 FPP Walking Workshop 2015.

More info on the FPP Color Infrared Page:

FPP also carries BW Infrared:


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