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Post-processing tutorial #2: Converting to black and white in Lightroom

06 February 2016

Black and white photography can be extremely powerful. By taking colour away from an image, we remove a variable and thus shift more focus onto shapes, composition and lighting which can lead to dramatic changes in a shot’s overall mood. There’s a reason a lot of street photography is in black and white: the photographers want us to focus on fewer elements, to easily see what they saw, without the distraction of perhaps undesirable colour information in a scene they have no control over.

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