Amazing Black and White Lightroom Tutorials

Processing black and white photos is a skill of its own.
Learn how it’s done – in less than 2 hours!

As a photographer, you know it’s super-important to have solid editing skills. The exact same shot can could be inspiring or be totally overlooked, all depending on the adjustments you make.

So you hone your editing skills carefully, getting a feel for what you like and what you don’t. You’ve got this down to a near science! But then…

…As you sort through your photos, you find a shot that you think would look incredible in black and white. Black and white processing can put the focus on a powerful expression or standout composition in a way that color just can’t.

So you try out the default black and white conversion, but the results are super-bland. You make your usual adjustments but, inexplicably, your would-be-amazing photo still falls totally flat. What gives?

Here’s the thing.

Editing in black and white requires a different approach from editing in color.When you take color out of the equation, you change the dynamics of the shot. That bright green bicycle – it’s now the exact same shade of grey as the wall behind it. You’re going to have to find new ways to make it pop.

Here’s the good news: Learning how to make your black and whites stand out – it doesn’t have to be hard. I’m going to show you, step-by-step, how to use Lightroom® 5 to produce stunning black and whites that’ll take you only minutes to create!

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#1. MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

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Learn to give your portrait shots the crisp, classic black and white finish that photographers want and clients love.

#2. THE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER

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Get the skills you need to take a lifeless, overexposed shot and transform it into a stunning black and white that’s truly epic!

#3. MAPS

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A subtle touch of sepia – that pretty golden-yellow tone we associate with old photos – can add elegance to your images. But when you rely on presets to add tones to your shots, you don’t have much control over the effect. I’ll show you a couple simple ways to create this effect yourself, so that you can choose exactly what colors you want to use, and how far you want to take them. Finally, it’s going to be easy for you to get the exact look you want!

#4. THE SHADOW OF THE CAMEL

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When you’re editing in black and white, you need a different approach from when you’re editing in color. I’ll show you exactly what tools to use, and how to use them, to make sure your black and whites really grab your viewer’s attention.

#5. THE DINER

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Just because you’re shooting digital doesn’t mean you have to give up that grainy film aesthetic. I’ll show you the simple way to get that old-school look.

#6. THE BRIDE

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I’ll also show you how to get that popular, washed-out look without losing punch or oomph. You’ll be able to create photos that are dreamily faded, but still effective at grabbing your viewer’s attention and directing it where you want it to go.

#7. THE TRAIN IN THE TREES

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Dodging and burning can make the difference between a shot your viewer glances over, and one that stays with them. Learn these essential skills, and pick up tips that make them even easier to apply to your photos. 

#8. COUPLE IN THE TREES

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Textured backgrounds, like leafy trees, can seriously distract from your subject. I’ll show simple techniques to selectively brighten and darken background colors, and tell you when to use them, to really help your subjects pop!

#9. NYC AT NIGHT

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Night scenes can make for bold black and whites. But it’s easy to loose too much detail to the darkness. Learn how to subtly brighten night scenes to keep the detail and get the drama.

#10. SEATTLE CAFE

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When you know what tools to use, it’s easy to take a black and white from totally bland to timelessly polished.

Ready to see EXACTLY what was done?

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So here’s how this Lightroom tutorial is going to help you transform your photos…

Follow along as I process 10 images, start to finish, transforming them from Lightroom®’s dull default black and white setting into shots with drama, style and emotion. You’ll find out exactly which tools to use and how to use them to create those classic black and whites that photographers envy and clients love.

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PLUS, I’m going to show you how to get creative with your black and whites, because when it comes to editing, one size doesn’t fit all. I want you to have the skills you need to edit images in your own style, so that you can convey your vision. With this tutorial, you’ll learn the techniques to recreate a variety of styles (classic, film, sepia, and that popular washed-out look) – and gain the know-how to adapt them and create black and white looks that are all your own.

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In under 2 hours, you could be producing incredible black and whites that suit your style and grab your viewer’s attention the way you know they should.

What are you waiting for?

Get the tutorial for just US$18.95!
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Get started now and gain powerful black and white processing skills today!

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This tutorial can be found here:

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Attila Kun

Attila Kun

Attila is the founder and editor-in-chief of Exposure Guide. He is an avid photographer, graphic designer, bedroom DJ and devoted Mac addict. Attila got his first DSLR camera, a Canon 10D, back in 2003 and he has been hooked on photography ever since.