I have always wanted to try infrared photography, but was frustrated with having to use a tripod and filters that black out the image from the back of the camera. The only option for me was to purchase a camera that had been converted for infrared photography. Filters are still needed, and I purchased several to try today. The real work and creativity comes after the images are taken in the way they are edited in Photoshop. I had to look up on youtube how to process the images, and took it from there! I did not use a tripod for any of these images, but they may have been even better if I did.