Creating Black & White Photos in Lightroom
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Creating Black & White Photos in Lightroom

Learn how to create eye-popping Black & White photos from Color Photos in Lightroom
4.7 (9 ratings)
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Created by Jerad Hill
Last updated 2/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The ability to create fantastic Black & White Photos
  • Better understanding of Adobe Lightroom features
  • Tips for better Black & White conversions
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Requirements
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Color Photos to Edit
Description

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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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anybody who wants to learn new methods for creating Black & White Photos.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 01:13:56
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:25

Let's Ditch Automatic Black and White conversions together. Let's use the power of Lightroom to create some compelling black and white photos.

Preview 02:25
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Separation
1 Lecture 08:49

One of the most important aspects of a black and white photo is separation. With out separation, black and white photos can look flat.

Preview 08:49
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Black & White Conversions
5 Lectures 01:00:18

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.

Aria Light Wall in Las Vegas
09:31

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.

Blown Out Bride
13:26

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.

Family in the Woods
09:37

Add depth to a photo by converting it to black and white. I also remove some distractions from this photo.

Newport Beach Harbor
18:40

Converting a photo to black and white can have a cool effect on haze and other elements that make an image look flat.

NHRA Top Fuel Drag Racing
09:04
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:24

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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Course Conclusion
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About the Instructor
Jerad Hill
4.3 Average rating
5,738 Reviews
201,909 Students
13 Courses
Photography, Web Designer, Online Marketer, Husband, Father

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!