How to create dramatic black and white conversions

black and white conversion
(Image credit: Alistair Campbell)

Mono photos can be powerful, inspiring and timeless – and black and white conversions are easy with digital photography. However, if you want to get quality mono images, you will need to do more than simply take a RAW file or JPEG straight out of your camera and desaturate the color. 

When you’re using Lightroom, there are several different techniques that you can employ for getting quality, black and white conversions.

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.