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Ilford 200 ISO Black and white infrared film.

A r72 filter is used with this film. This filter is dark enough that you have to compose and focus your camera and then put the filter on. The working ISO with the filter in place is ISO 6 requiring slow shutter speeds. This makes it difficult to photograph on windy days, Chlorophyll reflects infrared causing trees and grass to photograph brighter. Water, which is cooler  and reflects little infrared, usually shows up black in infrared. Skies are always darker in infrared. Infrared photography can cut through haze.

Film b and white images tend to be grainy. This roll of fill was processed in D76 for 17 minutes at 70 degrees.

More Infrared Photos from the Archives

Kodak used to make ektachrome infrared film. Going through my archives I found several images shot on this film. My understanding there is only one place to get such film today and it is available only in 120 size and its expensive. Check out http://www.tarquinius.de/

Infrared film with yellow filter

Infrared film with yellow filter

Infrared film with a red filter

Infrared film with a red filter

E-6 slide infrared film taken with red filter

E-6 slide infrared film taken with red filter

E-6 slide infrared film taken with red filter

E-6 slide infrared film taken with red filter

You can take infrared photos with a digital camera but you will not get these results. Its too bad this film has been discontinued. Black and white infrared is still made by a number of companies. Freestyle out of California  http://www.freestylephoto.biz sells Efke ,Rollei, and Ilford B&W infrared in 35 mm and 120 size film. Most of these films require a dark red filter for dramatic effect. The example below is Efke b&w infrared film. The effect from this filom is not as dramatic. The image was taken with a red filter.

b&w infrared film Efke with red filter

b&w infrared film Efke with red filter

Of course you can shoot infrared with some digital cameras but most have to have some modifications done to them. The images below were done with the Fuji x-100 and an r72 filter which is a very deep red.

fuji x100 r72 filter

Fuji x100 infrared shot done with r72 filter

Fuji x100 infrared shot done with r72 filter

Fuji x100 infrared shot done with r72 filter