Sometimes I think there is nothing more beautiful than a black and white print. The right shot in black and white with the right tones and contrast can just be breathtaking. But just as a black and white conversion can be beautiful, the opposite can also apply. Sometimes we pick the wrong image to convert and without the right amount of contrast and adjustments in Lightroom it can make it look muddy and worse than the original. The work that we do in Lightroom (or whatever image editor you use) is really a huge part of the art process and so important to creating your vision for that shot. Here is a great video tutorial on how to convert an image to Black and White and also add tonal overlays, edge effects, and film grain textures. Also check out our free black and white lightroom presets.
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