So I love black & white photography. Back in the old days, I don’t think I ever even shot a roll of color film (maybe a few slides here and there, but whatever…)
Now while I’m one of those crazy folk who would love a dedicated black and white sensor in a dSLR, (resolution, no bayer filter etc…) I’m realistic enough to realize it’s probably never going to happen, and really I’m ok with doing b/w conversions. It has the added bonus of being more flexible than a straight up b/w image with regards to what you can get as the final output.
The thing is, there are just *so many* ways to do it…lightroom, desaturation, color mixer, LAB color etc… I still haven’t decided on a favorite. Usually I just convert in lightroom, use the channel mixer and then adjust contrast to taste. But I’m always open to new techniques! So I’m opening it up to y’all:
What’s your favorite method of b/w conversions in digital? Post it here and I’ll give it a whirl!