Experiment with B&W Infrared Print Film


Something I've always been fascinated with, but never had the nerve to try - infrared film. It requires a little different handling - it has to be loaded in (and out) of the camera in darkness. I managed to unload the exposed roll under a sweater at the base of the TN Capitol's steps. This is because the infrared emulsion is more sensitive to invisible infrared radiation than other emulsions that record the visible spectrum more as we view it. So trees and vegetation, which absorb infrared energy, tend to portrayed with an erie ghost-like quality. And when focusing, there is a mark on the lens which shows by how much "normal" focusing should be offset. The first and last of these were taken with a full-frame 16mm fisheye lens.

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