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Advanced Infrared Photography Handbook Paperback – 17 May 2001
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I would say this handbook is for film photographers, it also covers the only commercial available film stock (Ilford SFX) for this film you will need a Hoya R72 deep red filter or similar and I would suggest 3-4 stops more light adjustment from the base meter reading to allow for light drop of the filter.
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Thank you for an excellent publication!
It is a good introduction but don't expect anything too technical or advanced.
It takes around 3 Hours to read from Cover to Cover. From that i gained 3 facts 1) Agfa make a IR Film; no sample photographs just the mention it is only availabe in selected areas. 2)The Waston Master based on Selenium is better than meters based on Silicon Blue Cells, but of course braket your exposures. 3) You can check a digtal camera for IR sensitivity by looking at a tv remote control on the LCD display, as the remote is operated. There were no samples of IR pictures taken with digital Cameras.
The book was well laid out & was very readable but was in no way advanced or technical.
The development section was weak. I would have expected the writer own methods to be discussed & suggestions for different temes/temperatures/dilutions to have be done. The problem of the weak image was ignored, often you get a weak image with IR photography:- poor metering, poor development, wrong IR Filter.
The Section on lighting for portaits was far too long, & could have being replaced in part with a section on E6 IR Photograhy or a history of IR photography or Digital IR photography, or with a piece on skin colour & IR. Hard lighting on Kodak HS vs Ilford SFX200, vs Konica 750nm, is okay but in an Advanced book you are not expecting compleate chapters missing.
If you buy this book as a advanced text you will want another book, buts its okay as an introduction.