Art is an amazing thing
Ask anyone about art and there's typically going to be a wide range of answers. Indeed, one of the larger debates of modern times is what exactly constitutes art. One rather interesting part of this debate is photography. There's quite a few aspects of the art world which people will rush to argue the merits for or against. But photography is rather unique in the art world because of how separate it usually is from that debate. One might imagine that it'd be the most contentious artistic endeavor. After all, it relies on some rather advanced machinery to exist. But it's easy to see why people would never think to make that argument. The results of photography really do speak for themselves. A picture really is worth a thousand words. When one looks at a great photograph than the merit of the endeavor is self evident. But one of the greatest things about photography is how new technological advances can impact it.
New ways of seeing the world
One of the most interesting examples can be seen with the adoption of IR lenses. As the name suggests, they provide people with a chance to look into the IR spectrum. The IR spectrum, or infrared, is something that humans can't naturally see. It's instead been the sole domain of a handful of animals for a very long time. But with the development of IR lenses, people are finally able to see the world in the same way as those animals. And the results have a haunting beauty to them which is hard to describe. But thankfully, there's little need to. Photography using these new lenses has become quite popular. And the ease with which people can order the lenses themselves has allowed people to easily jump into this new hobby.