Black and White Lightroom Presets

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Do you find black and white photography alluring?  I certainly do!

I started in the Black and White chemical darkroom and there will always be something about that process that is inviting.  However, I am very excited by the digital medium and the flexibility it brings.  If you think a color image would look good in black and white you simply convert it in post processing.  But how?

Converting an image to B&W inside Lightroom needs to be more than just simply clicking the B&W conversion button in the development module.  There are so many more things that need to be done to produce quality images and to make that process easier I have created a series of 37 presets.  

These presets are broken up into 5 Categories.

  1. Landscape
  2. Portraits
  3. Color Effects
  4. Effects
  5. Desaturated

The majority of these categories can even be cross processed to create many different combinations.

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After the B&W "Basic Landscape" Preset

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After the B&W "Sepia" Preset

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After the B&W "Simulate IR" Preset

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After the B&W "Basic Portrait" Preset

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After the B&W "Desat Portrait" Preset

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After the B&W "Portrait Glow" Preset