WHY NOT TRY? BLACK AND WHITE CONVERSIONS
Who doesn’t love a gritty black and white gig photo? here’s how to convert to mono in Lightroom
Not only will a black and white conversion give images a timeless quality, it brings other benefits. Firstly, it draws attention to expressions or strong body shapes in your people photos, so it’s a great effect to try when you’ve captured a cracking close-up or a striking pose. Secondly, black and white is a simplifier – it works wonders on cluttered scenes, distracting details, or mixed lighting conditions. It also masks underexposure gaffes – you can rescue two or three stops easily. What’s more, it lends high ISO photos a grainy film-like texture that recalls band photography of the past. Remove colour with Lightroom’s black and white controls to adjust the brightness for eight different colour ranges during conversion.