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Creating beautiful Black and White images requires more than just clicking the Black and White button. Let's Ditch Auto and get out of the one button solution mindset when creating black and white photos.
Lightroom is a powerful editing tool, and it has a lot to offer us when it comes to creating black and white images. Besides performing the actual black and white conversions, I go into detail on why I decided to convert an image to black and white.
This course is for the photographer who has played around with black and white conversions but does not fully understand how to get a dynamic conversion from one of their color photos.
This course is great for the beginner who is new to Lightroom or the seasoned Lightroom user who just wants to find new ways of converting images to black and white.
The course is structured in the same way I process images during my post production process. I always take a moment to think about the photo before I do anything drastic. Not all photos will make a good black and white image.
In this course, I talk about the image and why I think it would be a better photo in black and white. I learn by example and that is exactly the way I teach. I walk you through my thought process down to each slider adjustment.
If you are interested in learning more about black and white conversion, you will love this course.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Let's Ditch Automatic Black and White conversions together. Let's use the power of Lightroom to create some compelling black and white photos.
|Section 2: Separation|
One of the most important aspects of a black and white photo is separation. With out separation, black and white photos can look flat.
|Section 3: Black & White Conversions|
I liked this photo when I took it, but when I got it in Lightroom I realized that there was color contamination and other things I wanted to clean up. Since the image was rather black and white to begin with, it was an easy decision to make.
Before you throw out a photo, consider converting it to black and white. What might seem like a total loss as a color photo could make for a great black and white photo if there is detail left in your subjects.
Sometimes it's just fun to play with an image to see if you can make it more interesting as a black and white image.
Add depth to a photo by converting it to black and white. I also remove some distractions from this photo.
Converting a photo to black and white can have a cool effect on haze and other elements that make an image look flat.
|Section 4: Conclusion|
Thank you so much for completing my course. I appreciate the time you took to spend with me here. Please take a look at my instructor profile to see other courses I have produced, many are free: http://udemy.com/u/jeradhill
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Jerad's Social Media Profiles:
Hi all, I am a website designer and photographer who has been working for himself since graduating high school. I taught myself website design and development so I could start my own business. In 2005 I taught myself photography and started a photography business as a professional wedding photographer. Since then, I have helped hundreds companies and organizations market their products and services online. As a photographer, I continue to capture photos and produce video for weddings, events, conferences and more.
I teach because I was taught by so many through blog posts, articles and online videos. Teaching allows me to give back and teach others the way I would have liked to be taught. Many of my courses are free because I believe in giving back.
I am a husband and father with three amazing kids. You can learn more about me at my website. I hope to see you in one of my courses. Thanks so much!