Make your photos look professional in B&W

Hello dear reader! This week I visited an old friend of mine. I brought my camera (as always) and took some photos of their lovely kids. The newest member of the family is "Meja". She was curious about that big camera lens in front of her face. Her head and eyes followed it all the time. Who said it was hard to take photos of kids? hehe

Hello dear reader!
This week I visited an old friend of mine. I brought my camera (as always) and took some photos of their lovely kids. The newest member of the family is “Meja”. She was curious about that big camera lens in front of her face. Her head and eyes followed it all the time. Who said it was hard to take photos of kids? hehe

When I looked at the pictures in my camera I got so eager to get home to see them in a bigger format. Back at home I imported them to Lightroom and directly started to play around with them. I think these kind of photos are almost meant to be in black and white. It really makes them beautiful. So I started by applying my popular preset called “Naturally BW” and from there I made some adjustments. The end result became this new preset called “PH Childhood BW”. This one is definitely one of my best presets so far (hopefully one of your favorites too), in fact I think it’s so good that people would actually pay for it ;-)

Preset in action

SOOC/ORIGINAL:
SOOC - Straight Out Of Camera

PH Childhood BW:
PH Childhood BW

PH Childhood BW (81428 downloads )

Pierre
Pierre

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24 Comments

  1. hi pierre, it’s been a while since i last visited your blog… this is just totally AWESOME. thank you so much for sharing it so generously! happy new year!

  2. Great Preset, Love it….takes the hard work out of figuring out what works with most photos I want to edit in B&W.

  3. Thanks for this awesome preset. I’ve been using it for years! One of the best, if not the better I use.

    Keep the hard work

    Thanks

  4. Do you have an update to this preset and Naturally BW for LR4? These don’t seem to be working the same. Much darker now.

  5. Oh- please tell me you plan to update now! Just went from LR3 to LR5 and it doesn’t work. This is my all-time favorite!

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