Who doesn’t love a gritty black and white gig photo? here’s how to con­vert to mono in Light­room

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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.

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