Use a converted D-SLR
If you have a D-SLR specially modified for infrared you can use it just as you would a normal camera
01 Shoot handheld
With a specially converted D-SLR there’s no need for a long exposure, so you can hand-hold the camera and freeze motion. The cost of converting is around £250, but you’ll need to sacrifice a D-SLR as the process is irreversible.
02 Find neutral
For accurate colours, try setting a custom white balance by shooting a patch of grass in direct sun. This is your neutral tone, so similar foliage will come out without a cast. Shoot RAW so you have the option to tweak the white balance later.
03 Focus in Live View
Focusing can be tricky for a converted D-SLR, so it’s a good idea to focus in Live View so you can zoom in to check your subject is sharp. Metering can also be temperamental, so use Av mode and dial in exposure compensation if necessary.