I gave infrared film a really good run. I enjoyed the challenge of something incredibly hard in photography and yet fun and satisfying. The results have been stunning. However with the good, came the bad… the cost. Film, processing and scanning was about $40 per roll. Very hard to justify in a digital world.
However there was another option – we could convert one of our digital cameras to shoot infrared. Lucky for us, we had a six year Nikon D70 that was still in good shape so last fall we sent it to California to have the conversion done.
Now we can take unlimited infrared photos and immediately see the results. The photos are amazing. It does take a sunny day and the trees and grass need to be green so you can see the infrared results. More images to come this fall – we are developing quite a stash of infrared bridal portraits but we need to keep most of those under wraps for a few more months :).