Try to shoot subjects with side or front
lit. This will produce the strongest IR effect.
Use infrared compensation in focusing if
your lens is so marked.
Process color infrared film in Process
E-4 chemicals. Use Kodak 76 full strength for black-and-white infrared
Test film/filter combinations under a
wide range of lighting conditions and exposure settings.
Both IR film types penetrate haze very
Handle both films in complete darkness.
Store in unopened containers; black-and-white infrared film in the
refrigerator, unopened color IR film in the freezer. Load film in the
camera in a changing bag or, better still, in the darkroom.
Cover the clear film identification
window found on the back of many recent model cameras with two or more
layers of heavy black card stock. If you fail to take this precaution,
you risk IR light leakage and eventual fogging.
Plastic developing tanks are not IR
light-proof. Use stainless steel tanks to develop black-and-white
Even though Kodak recommends ISO 50 as a
starting point for exposing IR., you may discover (as have numbers of
long time IR users) that higher starting ISOs are more suitable.