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Picture of (near) infrared photography

you can be on your way to taking your own ir photographs with a digital camera, $10, and good ol' fashion sunlight!

Step 1: The essentials:

the most important items:

-camera (digital better, but not necessary*) with MANUAL controls
-filter; specifically, you will want to start with an IR720 filter, sometimes referred to as ''R72'', ''R720''. i found a brand new one on amazon for $10.50 (included shipping) 
*film cameras can just use ir film

not necessary, but veerryy helpful:

-tripod
-white balance/grey card