Helpful Tips for Editing Black and White Landscape Photos in Lightroom

When you think of landscape photos, you likely think of vibrant, eye-catching colors. And while that is a popular look for sure, a black and white image can be uniquely powerful. Lightroom contains some surprisingly versatile tools for creating black and white edits, and this helpful video tutorial will show you some great tips for getting the most out of those features. 

Coming to you from Gary McIntyre Photographer, this awesome video tutorial will show you the ins and outs of editing a black and white landscape photograph in Lightroom. Creating a successful black and white image is about a lot more than simply pulling all the saturation out of it, and it is helpful to think it less than manipulating an existing edit and rather creating an entirely new photo. It is a great way to cut down on distractions and use the shaping of light to tell the story, which is why it works so well for dramatic shots, such as capturing a stormy sky or for showing off the interplay between light and shadow across the frame. Some of the best advice I ever received was to use color for conveying information and black and white for conveying emotion. Check out the video above for the full rundown from McIntyre. 

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