Do they still make infrared film? I bought some ages and ages ago and never used it. I adore these shots, by the way, as well as your blow-by-blow on the process. The second one, especially, is filled with a singular lonely beauty. Love that.
As far as I’m aware, Ilford SFX 200 is the only IR film still in production. I could be wrong though so don’t hold me on that! Various out of date IR films are available on Ebay etc though.
I LOVE Ilford film! I think the infrared I bought was Ilford as well. Since they still make it, I can probably get it through my local photography supply shop. Thank you for this info. I’ve been wondering about this for awhile. Very kind of you!
Another question: Do you ever shoot with film anymore? I love your digital work very much. I haven’t made the leap yet to a digital SLR, but I am enjoying what you’re doing with this medium. And I am doubly-impressed with your generosity of spirit about your methodology. You are so talented!
No problem, if you can’t find it in your local shop, its available on eBay. You will also need a filter to get IR style results, just in-case you didn’t know, and if you didn’t i would strongly advise putting some research in before shooting the film, there’s plenty of information available online.
I think you may have got confused, the photo this comment is on is not mine. However, I do shoot with film almost all the time, there are a few pictures i have posted on my wordpress blog, and i will post more in the future, if you’re interested to look it’s at shanebradwell.com
Oh my gosh, you DO shoot on film, don’t you! Please post more. How long have you been shooting? Do you do your own processing?
I used to do my own black and white processing— trying to get back to it. I don’t know how easy it will be to kit out my darkroom again. (Last time, it was the bathroom. This time, it will be the laundry room. At least, I think it will.
I now remember why I never shot the infrared Ilford. I do not have filters for my vintage Leica. I contemplated a makeshift filter held over the lens, but it would not be light-tight. And my hands are not super-steady. Thanks for the additional tips!
I will certainly post more in the future : )
I’ve been shooting on film for around 3 months, I previously used digital but my camera was stolen and unfortunately wasn’t insured, so I bought a 35mm SLR on ebay as I couldn’t afford to replace my digital at the time, Initially just to tide me over until I could afford to replace my digital and so i could expand my knowledge of photography in the meanwhile, however, I’ve now developed a real fondness of film and vintage cameras and have started to expand my collection of film cameras and equipment. I will eventually buy another digital, but when I do, I’ll be using it alongside my film cameras instead of replacing them.
I have been toying with the idea of processing my film myself, but I don’t at the moment, I just need to decide where I have the best space to do it really.
AUGH! The uninsured thing can happen so easily. This is why I took my crummy, ancient one shot digital camera instead of one of my good regular film SLRs on vacation.
When considering a darkroom space, I am looking for three things— a place where I can keep the temperature steady; a place I can make light-tight; and a place where there is/can be running water.
That’s how I ended up using my bathroom as a darkroom in our last house. It was teenency! I kept dipping my hair in the developer. : D
Your photos are absolutely beautiful! They are pieces of art!
These are incredibly beautiful, Patrick!
Excellent examples Patrick, gorgeous pics. I am old enough to remember actually using IR Film stock in my home Darkroom, great fun.
Fantastic work Patrick… and very helpful hints… I didn’t know that the option of not converting my camera forever existed
Cool (no pun intended). Fun to experiment with. I also appreciate the insights into technique. I hope it is your intent to do more of that. For example the long exposure shots of the beach in Bermuda were really nice … it would be nice to know settings used. Anyway … continued wonderful work. Have I thanked you for the follow at my blog (pairodox farm)? If not … many thanks. With someone of your skills watching I’d better work a bit harder. Planning on upgrading to the new Nikon D600 (a big upgrade … I’ve been using a point-n-shoot Sony HX9V). Any opinions? Wish me luck. D
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I wish I could “like” this more than once. All I can say is, wow. Those photographs are absolutely breathtaking.
Man your so talented. Anyone can have a camera and take photos. You really make them work and become art! Keep it up!
That is gorgeous! Keep them coming;I am just a shutterbug myself; I enjoy your work immensely .
Love these photos. Very unique!
Very nice! A delight for my eyes. Nice work. Nice landscapes
AWESOME!!! (Wish my camera could do that :D)
mind blowing pics 😀
I LOVE infrared photos. I had no idea they had some for digital camera though it does seem a lot harder to deal with but I think I’m going to have to get a filter and play with it a bit now.
I’m not a photographer, so I don’t understand a damn thing you are saying. I appreciate art though and I love the images you present. Well done once again.
I am envious of you Patrick being able to take such fantastic photos.
These are absolutely gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing. *smiling*
This is so next level !!!!!!
I could just gaze at your photographs….. stunning.
That is AMAZING!!!
Cool tranquility. Amazing photos!
Awesome! Makes me want to get back into photography. Really bad.
I am a photographer.
I’m not sure I have EVER purchased a photo from another (yes, trades, etc)
I am sure I will be purchasing (at least) one of yours. I am drooling over the infared trees… the stand in the middle. 2193. Oh my gosh. Superb. I will likely have a dream about those trees tonight. Its like I took that photo myself.( I don’t quite mean that last sentence as conceited as it might sound)
Good work. wow.
really got lost in these photos. thanks for posting, patrick!
Very beautiful and comforting. I had hoped for more posts from you.
i imagine the second one like clouds growing from the ground! 😀
Infrared has always been one of my favorite photogographic techniques. Tres cool.
WOW these photos are stunning! I’ve never heard of Infrared photography… I would have assumed at a glance that is was photoshop.. Very awesome result!
Breathtaking! Great information too! Thank you!
I’m not a photographer, but beautiful pictures!
First of all, thanks for the follow. I’m curious how you found me and I’m embarrassed by the quality of the images on my blog. Secondly, I love your infrared work. I first saw infrared photography about 20 years ago when I was married to a photographer and we saw a LOT of great photographic work within his circle of friends. That said, I’ve never read such a great explanation about the process of infrared. Thanks for sharing.
Your work is gorgeous!Love infrared! I enjoy working with a modified camera!
I absolutely gotta buy that first pic with the blue sky and white trees. It is ethereal.
So vivid. Just another awesome post as usual! I haven’t gotten to try the last one yet and now another. Keep the awesome coming!
so beautiful! <3
You’re brilliant. I could spend all day looking at your photographs.
Hey, where did you get your IR filter? If you don’t mind me asking.
Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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wow, those look amazing!
Great work Patrick, and thank you for breaking it down photographer style! I want a filter of my own now!
kk..these pictures are rocking my world patrick. wow.
These pictures are stunningly beautiful!
That second image is magnificent.
Waa-ao!! O_O!! *amazed*
Classic c c c !
Absolutely B E A U T I F U L L !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely amazing! You go on the best hikes. I forget how awesome and descriptive your blog is. Im quite envious. As an avid hiker my self we trailed our 1st gorge. however the mini cam I brought had a fatly battery. So the iphone was our only camera. It doest quite do the photos justice but with instagram out everyones a fake professional photographer now. UNFAIR! So yell me, while you are treading or climbing hills how much camera gear to you take with you?
Very nice, I love the second picture.
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Wow! Been wanting to try IR but I have no patience!
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Hm, I have a question, are you using digital camera? maybe negative analogue material can be better an faster?
You are a very gifted photographer!
Hey, you recently liked me Lil Beasties page. Thank you! Its a new venture. Ironically I am actually a photography technician and lecturer of photography, maybe you’ll like my other website (needs updating) but I can only do so much… Cheers!
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Awesome and pretty photos! *..*
Some stunning photographs, I may try an infrared filter myslef – beautiful results.
Beautiful! I like them very much, you are very good!
I gazed at these shots and found myself walking into them…beautiful Patrick.
Very impressive. Most of my work is low light nigbt or landscape. Ir is something I’ve been wanting to try. Thanks for the play by play. Doug
your pictures are amazing, so beautiful, they really capture the moment.
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This is amazing.
Truely professional and amazing.Thanks for sharing.
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Gorgeous. They look like winter landscapes.
So amazing… Now that’s a sight I will never see in Southern California….
Your photographs are phenominal. Absolutely stunning!! Wow!!
Very beautiful. I love your photos and writing technique. I’ve learned a lot. Thanks.
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous.
wow !!. beautiful !! Second shot is minimalist and really original…I love it
Just one word is enough…… Amazing….. wow… That is real Art…..
I love the effects here. I just started using my new “professsional” camera. I am baffled by all of the features. It sure is a long ways from my Pentax MX……. The Infared Photography looks like alot of fun. I am putting trying it on my list of things to try!
It looks like a winter scene.
I hope you don’t mind if I try this!
These images take my breath away, what a fascinating technique. Thank you for your interest in my blog too.
Looks like you took pictures in a fairy tale. Absolute beautiful!
Wow that’s terrific! Awesome photos!
I love the middle picture. Gorgeous work!
Fantastic shots! I’ve got to try this!
Very stunning photos, especially the third one.
cool cool photos, I have a nice canon camera but the photos still look like they were taken using kodak point and press.
Thanks so much for the like on my page! I LOVE this photo. How did you take this!?
amazing. i love them all
It’s like magic … without the mystery!
These are awesome! I always have a soft spot for infrared photography!
Beautiful, absolutely stunning, so I’ll just say “Whoa” once again and leave it at that haha
Stunning pictures. Thanks for the explanation. I think I’ll try an infrared filter !
These are BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful IR images. Have you ever done any high dynamic range (HDR) imaging work? With a light touch (no pun intended), HDR might make for very different, but equally stunning images of your Canadian hiking scenes.
Inspirational work. Your passion is producing wonderful shots – combined with terrific skills and talent.
Hi Patrick, beautiful and strange your infrared photos.
Thanks for looking at my blog.
Hi Patrick, Thanks for following my blog. Your IR photos are arresting and beautiful. I’ll be following you too.
As they say in Nebraska cowboy-speak, “Dang boy, those are some fine pitshurs you took.” Your ability to capture the subtleties of light and shadow, color and lack of color is very beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
Thanks for following my blog. You have some lovely images. I particularly love infrared and Polaroid SX-70, which they no longer make. Cheers.
wow those pictures are absolutely breath taking. I have no background in photography whatsoever but your pictures make me wish I had half of your talent. I’ve never been to Canada but I lived in Plattsburgh, NY which is really close to Canada and I must say that you captured really well the spirit of the winter.
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Beautiful use of IR!
I love the way you choose to look thru your lens. The wintry road- reminds me of Robert Frost “Road not taken” except in the 21st c.! Amazing!
Oooh, hauntingly beautiful!
Your shots are magical.x
These really are some amazing shots! I really like the last one. If I were to name it I would call it “Journey”.
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If you like pictures of nature then you’ll love these! When I first saw them the first thing that came to mind was a journey and that still sticks now. I hope everyone enjoys these as much as I did.
wow, these are incredible! so beautiful!
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I know I’m probably repeating the 123 people above me but lord that first photo is deep. Nearly had an epiphany.
Don’t be a stranger,
Such beautiful work! Thanks so much for following.
I stepped into a world of fantasy. These are beautiful. I can feel the chill.
These are beautiful, almost like you are taking pictures of landscape models rather than real life. I like it!
The first picture is absolutely stunning
Very different and ethereal. +1
Great work, I like the b&w ones, they look great, makes me want to do more IR work.
W. o. W.
I felt a chill just looking at these icy pics!
They look so good!! It’s almost like they are paintings. It’s so different from normal photographs… the absence of color makes they beauty of the shape of the landscape foremost… I don’t know the word that I’m looking for right now, but that’s what they are… the word I am looking for. LOL
I get an eerie feeling from looking at these. It brings on a feeling of anxiety, like something bad is about to happen. Very awesome. I like art that brings on such a strong emotion!
Love it !
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The second picture is so haunting. I feel a horror story coming riding up my brain waves and veins.
These are stunning! All of your work is beautiful; you have a fantastic eye and amazing talent but these shots literally take my breath away.
Omigooseness, gorgeous shots! PLUS, I am learning so much from your explanations of the techniques you use to create these images! Thanks you so much! 😀
Stunning! what a beautiful site!
These are brilliant. I’ve recently been learning about infared photography, just need to stock up on some film and a filter, thinking of waiting until next summer though when there’s more IR light about.
simplistic beauty at it’s finest.
I love these photos. I had no idea that IR photography was even a thing! Thank you for sharing!!
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I am speechless on your work, what super talent you have !! your pics are breathtaking………..blessed man !!!!!
All I can say is amazing…love the second shot
Heartstoppingly stunning. Undiscovered winter wonderlands <3
Beauty! Love your creativity.
Wow. Those are fantastic!
Beautiful! Like something out of my dreams!
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Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog. These photos are absolutely incredible! Love your other ones as well. Keep it up!
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Your photos are exceedingly beautiful.
I’ve never, never seen anything like this. Absolutely breathtaking.
Breathtaking! You are incredible.
Amazing photos. At first I thought they were winter photos. Very creative – as usual. Always love looking at your pics.
Patrick, I want the second photo on flat cards. Can I get it at Smugmug? If not, which paper should I choose for a print? What looks best for this photo?
Mr. Patrick. You are an amazing photographer! And you know all the cool stuff! Love your take on infrared film. Stunning work.
and very interesting for me, I am a beginner…
These are beautiful! I’m trying to choose which prints to buy, but having difficulty! Love them all so much.
The first image, in your hands, is a kind of Delft poetry. The long exposure you’re forced to use created a blur in the leaves that I really like. It’s generous of you to take the time with the explanations.
wow these pictures are amazing!
is it wrong to ask what the original colours were? 😛 what does taking an infrared picture capture then?
Wow. Nice pix, Patrick. Very. Sigh.
Wow, Stunning.. Great work.
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Very nice! I have a really cheap infrared camera, but I love it!
Incredible. I will never be this good!!!! Thank you for following
I love it.
you definitely capture such wonderful beauty, thank you for sharing your wonderful work!
Patrick your pictures are the purest I have every seen. Beuaty at its best in every shot. Awesome x
So it’s six in the morning here in Texas and I’m trying to get my first cup of coffee in and decided to check your page out. So glad I did! What a great way to start my day!
You make really nice pictures, Patrick! I especially liked these. /Mathias
I have been perusing your site– so many spectacular images! Love black & white photography and in particular the middle photo here, thus I’m leaving this comment at this post though the compliment (spectacular!) pertains to dozens of photos. Thank you for the beauty! ~ Lily
I like your photography
I love your photography so pretty.
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Wow, very interesting photos. Love these beautiful and magically mysterious(?) shots. They have an other-worldly feel!
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This is really a great site for photography. I like the fact that there is a lot of instructional information included in the posts. I admit that photography is probably my favorite creative media. I try to write and paint as much as I do photography, but it is hard. I hope you enjoy this Photographer’s journals as much as I do.
I love these! It really reminded me of the poem in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “darkness won’t engulf my head, I can see by infrared, how I hate the night.” If you haven’t read it, you probably think I’m crazy But I love your work, thank you so much for sharing it with the world.
I’ve only recently come to appreciate the knowledge, work, and effort that goes into getting that perfect shot. Loving perusing your photographs.
Your photos are absolutely beautiful! The original shot with the snow covered road and trees reminds me of home in Massachusetts or Vermont after a good storm. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Phenomenal. You brought to life the magic I have always seen in winter, thank you
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this one stands out!
i`m a photographer myself and not much into landscape photos but your landscape work is beautiful.
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I’m really humbled that you ‘like’ my photo blog, and oh how I admire your technical and artistic skills. I love the effect of infra red and your photos are stunning. Alas – all I can muster is the occasional experiment with my Paintshop software on my digital photos …. not the same is it? Still – I am a ‘senior citizen’ and still learning. Sometimes frustrating but hugely enjoyable ! I use a little Canon camera as the SLRs are too heavy for me so I work within my limitations. God bless you Eileen
Stunners to be sure.
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soo, soo, cool!
Great shots !
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I absolutely love your shots above, particularly the B&W ones. I am not up to speed at all in terms of optimizing my camera control neither utilizing programs or experimenting as you do. Trying to get my head around these shots… so was it effectively snow or is this white a result of the infrared filter use? This is another one to put on my research list and things to experiment. Thank you for sharing on your blog your comments on technic etc… Very interesting, especially for the ones in first step of photography exploration. Look forward to discovering more of your pictures/images. Thank you.
I’m always in awe of your talent. These are pure art and achingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing your advise and techniques so generously
i just newbie photographer who never try take infrared photograph. But, after saw your photo, i think i will take some infrared photo.
Anyway, am i need a infrared lens or any camera accesories, i only use old Cannon 500D