Konica IR , no filter as a portrait film?

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I was wondering, as I`ve got around 30 rolls, if anyone has used the Konica 750 as a BW film (no filter) for people, portrait shots?I`ve just started experimenting @ISO 50 ,using 1/30 -1/60 5.6 outside with fair results devoloping in straight Xtol for 9 min. If you can give me any advise even on using with filters ,I would appreciate it alot.I`m already quite familiar with HIE (and love that film) Thanks

-- Thomas Horan (Fishman57@aol.com), April 07, 2000


It has been my experience that when photographing people with IR film [filter or no filter] the results depend on so many variables that it is impossible to make a general statement about the use of the film. I am always surprised how different people's faces [skin, eyes, etc.] will react to IR. Sometimes it looks stunning, other times not....

-- Christian Harkness (chris.harkness@eudoramail.com), April 08, 2000.

I have a couple of shots indoors without filter, with and without flash. Some portaits (head shots) with flash came out yuck, very grainy and contrasty. Some non flash, no filter 'enviromental' portraits came out real nice... I'll try to add one here

-- Nigel Smith (nlandgl@eisa.net.au), April 08, 2000.

oops... wrong forum, thought I got a chance to add a pic...

heres a link Jack & Ruth

-- Nigel Smith (nlandgl@eisa.net.au), April 08, 2000.

Nigel, how do you do links - such as Jack & Ruth - on this forum?

Thanks -chris

-- Christian Harkness (chris.harkness@eudoramail.com), April 18, 2000.

He obviously does 'em with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

-- Bill Mitchell (bmitch@home.com), April 18, 2000.

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