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The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening

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5. The art of black and white

How to achieve full creative control over your black-and-white conversions

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Photograph: Altnafeadh, Ballachulish, Scotland © Martin Evening 2011Hasselblad H4D | 28 mm | 50 ISO | f22.0 @ 1/8th

I began my photographic career learning how to photograph and print in black and white. Since then I have retained an enduring passion for black-and-white photography. In this respect, Lightroom does not disappoint because the Develop module tools provide the best environment I can think of to gain the most creative control possible from your color to black-and-white conversions.

The techniques described in this chapter show you ...

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