IR Flash

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  1. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Here are some examples of IR flash as I mentioned in previous posts. No masterpieces or anything. Just me goofing around and experimenting with the materials.

    camera: Pentax ZX-5 w/50mm f/1.7, handheld
    flash: Vivitar Series 1 for Pentax, mini softbox with 2 strips of unexposed but developed E-6 as a flash filter
    film: Kodak high speed BW IR in D-76 1:1

    None of these people saw the flash.

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    They cannot SEE the flash?
    You can take party photos like this and they don't get blinded by your flash?
    Wow.
    That's a good thing!
    I hate to take photos using the flash (right on!) both my cameras because the AF-light even makes them squint, not to mention the flash! And people run around with blind spots in their eyes for ages...
     
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    sbalsama TPF Noob!

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    The only downside is the typically grainy image of HIE. I'm kinda of partial to the shots, there's definitely a unique concept at use here, but the "overflash" and the film's grainy (and sometimes flat) tendencies kind of steer me away.

    ksmattfish, if you wanted to lose the grainy edge a bit, try deving in Microdol stock for 17 minutes, rated at 320. I've only tried this with a Red 29, what did you use (if any?)
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    No filter on the lens, only a double layer of E-6 on the flash.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    If you stare hard at the flash and concentrate you can see a hint of dark brownish red when the flash goes off. But even in a dark room it's hard to see.
     
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    kelox TPF Noob!

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    Matt, even though I am still relatively new to this, you are making me want to try the whole IR thing. I don't know why, but I seem to love every IR shot I've seen, and not just here-in mags, on the web. It just does something to me. I keep telling myself that I need to get a little more time behind the lens before trying IR but I think it's an internal battle I am slowly losing.

    P.S. great shots, forgot to start with that-sorry.
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    wow so it's a great thig... you can become a papparazzi :)
     

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