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This is a discussion on Infrared film within the Alternative photography forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; I haven't tried infrared photography but I'd sure like to. Where do I get, and what type of infrared film ...

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    I haven't tried infrared photography but I'd sure like to. Where do I get, and what type of infrared film is the best?

    Thank-you.

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    Personally I love Infrared!

    I use Kodak Hi speed infrared exclusively. IMO it has the most infrared effect of any infrared film I've tried. The only disadventage is that there is a lot of dodging and burning in order to get a great print.

    In the attached image, you can see some of the classic infrared attributes - namely glow on the subject, the flowers and in the trees.

    Where to get it? It is usually only available in Photography stores. Call first though to see if the have it.

    Here is a good link from Kodak that talks about infrared.

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe.../f13/f13.jhtml
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    I just got a Hoya infrared filter for my Fuji S2. Even digital infrared is fun.






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    These pictures are BEAUTIFUL. I don't have much experience with colour infrared but these shots work.

    Excellent job!

    I'm going to get a good digital camera VERY soon - especially now that I've seen how much fun colour infrared can be. You got me stoked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marko
    These pictures are BEAUTIFUL. I don't have much experience with colour infrared but these shots work.

    Excellent job!

    I'm going to get a good digital camera VERY soon - especially now that I've seen how much fun colour infrared can be. You got me stoked!

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    Thanks very much. Here is a full set of samples, http://explorerh.com/heat/ I just got the Hoya this past week, so these were all I have had time to shoot. I am planning on getting up at the crack of dawn to try and capture some cool morning mist.

    A word on the infrared, I have read here and there that certain DSLRs will not shoot infrared. For example, the Fuji S3 supposedly will not, but my Fuji S2 does. I have also read that certain lens/body combos will result in hot spots within your image.

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    Nice shots on your site as well.

    I just looked more closely at shot 3 in this series. It's truly beautiful. The curves in the ground and the trees gives the shot a lot of mouvement.

    If this were my shot and I were photoshopping it to what in my opinion would be perfection, the only things I would do would be to crop slightly on the left side, burn in the light trees slightly on the left side, and dodge slightly on the lower right side. That said it does hold its own the way it is.

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    I have never used infrared filters because I have never done black and white but I just bought 75 software filters today including infrared, so I will have fun experimenting with them.

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    Hi Tegan,

    I'd LOVE to know which digital infrared filter you bought and I'd love to see some examples...as soon as you are able.

    Thanks!

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    Hi Marko:

    I bought the Nik Colour FX filters which were expensive but they are very sophisticated, professional, and offer a considerable degree of control and high quality.

    Still getting used to them, but I am highly impressed.

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    Thanks for the speedy answer! I'd LOVE to see some examples, even if they are just work prints.

    Here is a link to a photo I did a few years back with regular infrared film and printed it in the darkroom. http://www.photography.ca/Forums/critiques/171-infrared-image-sunflower.html#post377

    I'd so love to be able to do the same thing digitally.

    Thanks!

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