Edward Alfano

Edward Alfano

Member, Freestyle Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals

Biography

Edward Alfano has been shooting with infrared film for over 25 years. He began his professional career as a commercial photographer and continues to shoot commercially. A Professor of Art at California State University, Northridge since 1989, and currently head of the photography area, he acknowledges that the magic of photography still resides in his own work and he cherishes that "moment" when his students become excited by their own revelations.

Articles

The Importance of the Darkroom In Photographic Education

Ask The Experts

John, I have only shot with Kodak HIE. I have developed in D-19, D-76, Acufine, Rodinal and FG-7. They all give differing results as you would expect. Depending on what is the most important characteristic, I would test that developer with these other films. Shooting tips, shoot in contrasty light, cloudy, rainy days all is gray. Sunlight is the best..... Good luck,
Andrew, I have only shot 1 roll of EFKE and rated it at 25 ISO, with a red filter and bracketed all over. Film was under to over. Depending on what type you use, a filter will effect exposure enormously. Choose a film speed, no greater than 50 ISO, and bracket by full stops at least 3-4 stops over and under and develop your film. Your developer dilution may also effect exposures. Look at the film frame numbers to ascertain correct development times... Good luck,