As a kid I was always fascinated by photographers who shot with infrared film. I just never felt comfortable shooting infrared film when I was younger, due to my lack of technical expertise in developing it, and fully understanding how to shoot it for the best results. Fast forward to the world of digital cameras, and that changed everything for me. Once I got back into shooting, I bought a Fuji S Pro 5 camera that was basically a rebranded Nikon D200 off of ebay, and had it converted to infrared (IR) by Max Max in New Jersey. Max Max by the way does a fabulous job in converting basically any camera into an IR only one. They offer pretty quick turn around, and I think they are reasonably priced in their conversions. The best part of having an IR only camera is that you can compose and see what your are doing through the view finder. The old film way was to use an IR filter over your lens, which blacked out everything, so you had to compose your shot, add the filter and then shoot the image. The IR filter blacked out everything from the view finder leaving you blind as a bat as to what the camera was shooting. Having an IR only camera is just another tool in your bag as far as I'm converned. I know there are plenty of software products out there that can convert an oridinary file to give you an IR look, but my from my own expeirence the IR digital images seem superior to the software conversions. I shoot raw when using my IR camera, but then again, I shoot raw everytime I head out with a camera. There is something about IR photography that has always appealed to me, and I'm not quite sure why. Maybe it's the way the whites are rendered in the final image, or just the way the images turn out in monochrome. I believe you can rent an IR camera from lensrental.com if you ever have an interest in trying it out before making the investment in converting an old camera, or a new one to IR if you want. Either way you may find that IR photography may just appeal to your inner artist. All images were shot with a recently converted Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and 17-50mm f/2.8 lenses.