Shoot Color Infrared Film – Blog by Leslie Lazenby
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.
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.
More info on the FPP Color Infrared Page: http://filmphotographyproject.com/store/135-infrared-fpp-color-infrared
FPP also carries BW Infrared: http://filmphotographyproject.com/store/135-infrared-fpp-bw-infrared-film