About a year ago I purchased an inexpensive point and shoot that had been converted with an infrared filter. Being that I’m the typical artist that bores easily, I was like a kid getting a new toy. I found that one of the best ways to use the infrared that I have is to take photos of scenery or objects that result in a lot of contrast, especially since the photos turn out black, white, and grey. The biggest issue I discovered with this particular unit was that the subjects have to be well lit or have a pretty good light source within the frame or the pictures turn out blurry.
With some of these photos I have adjusted the shadows and highlights in Photoshop CS5. However, editing them takes away from their quality and makes them pixelated in some areas.