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.