Kodak Aerochrome: The Colored Infrared Film

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Kodak Aerochrome is a discontinued film that produces CRAZY results. This review shows my results after testing out using both orange and yellow filters with this film.

This film yields awesome results such as bright blue water and red vegetation—a must have for an adventurous lomographer.

All photos taken with an orange filter

For all infrared films, it is advised that you use a colored filter. For black and white infrared film, you must use a deep red filter, and for color infrared film, you can use either a yellow or orange filter for optimum results. I experimented with both yellow and orange filters.

The first picture was taken with an orange filter. The second photo features the same composition, same time of day, same lighting, I just used a yellow filter.

All photos taken with a yellow filter

The film can be processed either with E-6 or C-41 chemicals. For all my pictures, I used C-41.

There are very few places/sellers where you can find this film, so if you come across one, go ahead and act fast!

written by aprilrich427 on 2012-03-29 in #reviews #aerochrome #orange #lomography #discontinued-film #120 #medium-format #filters #yellow #infrared #kodak #user-review #color

14 Comments

  1. nuhdos
    nuhdos ·

    Dreamly film...

  2. thedriver
    thedriver ·

    I wish lomography would sell this stuff!

  3. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Good article and picturs, but I think whoever developed your film had infrared sensors in the machine. It looks like the IR layer has been exposed along the whole length of the film on the top half. This is why the dark blue water suddenly turns red. It is worth checking with your lab if their machines have infrared sensors in them before sending them your film.

  4. aprilrich427
    aprilrich427 ·

    I did ask the lab they said they didn't- however I don't think they knew what that were talking about

  5. aprilrich427
    aprilrich427 ·

    And if anyone knows a good lab to get this film done at? That'd be great

  6. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    I I've heard this place rated highly, but don't have personal experience as I don't live in the US.

  7. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    Forgot the address: online.iconla.com/efilm/index.php

  8. aprilrich427
    aprilrich427 ·

    awesome! thank you

  9. brandkow93
    brandkow93 ·

    what camera did you shoot it in?? some more modern auto wind cameras use infared to space the film correctly, which may explain the IR layer being exposed. really nice results though and a great review. I have some of the Kodak HIE which is there black and white infared so when the weathers right ill be shooting that and hopefully review it.
    cheers

  10. aprilrich427
    aprilrich427 ·

    i used an old pentax 6x7

  11. guayabazo
    guayabazo ·

    wow!

  12. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    I love your results, despite/because of the issues with IR sensor :-P Very unusual. I had iconLA developed my Aerochrome too. They did a great job! Here're my pic...

    www.lomography.com/homes/ihave2pillows/albums/1848036-dream…

  13. glenn
    glenn ·

    EXCELLENT

  14. fabulousrice
    fabulousrice ·

    I have mine processed at The Darkroom. They did an excellent job!

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