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Kodak Aerochrome: The Colored Infrared Film

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.

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.

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


  1. nuhdos


    Dreamly film...

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  2. thedriver


    I wish lomography would sell this stuff!

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  3. 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.

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  4. aprilrich427


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

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  5. aprilrich427


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

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  6. simonh82


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

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  8. aprilrich427


    awesome! thank you

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  9. 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.

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  10. aprilrich427


    i used an old pentax 6x7

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  12. 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...


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