I have never done IR before either. I just bought the filter and put it on. It makes a big difference which direction the light is coming from, and most of the ones taken in color mode did not come out well. But it is easy with this camera in monochrome. I believe it is the lack of an AA filter and the design of the sensor that makes it work with the Hoya filter so well. Other on this site may understand the technicalities better than I.WOW! Those are both stunning! I've never done i.r. before but I'd like to have a go at it. Any tricks to it?