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Playing with Black and White Photography in Lightroom 2

Using this article as a starting point, I played around a bit this morning with my “Launch for Hire” photo taken in Inverness, California last May.

Here’s the original photo (taken with my Canon 30D).

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Here’s the result – in an “HD” 16:9 ratio crop:

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Here’s the basic workflow: Make a Virtual Copy of the original photo. In the Lightroom Develop module, switch to greyscale, crank up the Blacks slider, increase Fill Light, if sky too light increase Recovery, boost Clarity and then adjust the Tone Curve to your liking.

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