I love images that are steeped in rich, luscious colors.
But I also love the simplicity and charm of black and white photography. There's just something so classic and timeless about a black and white image. Black and white photos are all about shapes and textures and the way that the light plays with those elements. And without color, there's nothing to distract from the message/emotion captured in an image.
The great thing about black and white versus color photography is that you really can have it both ways!
Lightroom has an amazing set of tools that make converting your color image to black and white quick and easy while giving you complete control to create exactly the effect you're looking for.
In the video below, longtime Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost steps you through Lightroom's tools for converting images to black and white conversion. Julieanne uses Lightroom 4 in this video, but the tools and techniques are exactly the same in any of the more recent versions of the software.BTW, Julieanne is a great teacher and she really knows the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom. You can follow her on her blog or on Facebook or Twitter.
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With just a few days until Christmas, it seems the right time to talk about Christmas and Holiday photography.
Here are a few tips:
Get ready! Be sure to be ready for lots of picture-taking. That means having your camera gear packed up and ready to go, if you will be on the road, or just ready and waiting for you if you’ll be staying home...
If you've ever spent time scrolling through your Lightroom catalog looking for images of particular people, you know how frustrating it can be.
But Lightroom can help with that.
It's that time of year again! Time for holiday fun and family gatherings.
And it's a great time to capture your family in a group portrait.
Here are some tips for shooting a great group photo: