My Photography: What Happen when Editing Color Photography in Black and White

My Photography: What Happen when Editing Color Photography in Black and White

If you have done post-processing photography for a while on color and black and white. You should realize there will be the different way you did that. Whether on step by step, concept or idea you have. Because of that even if you edited the same photo on those formats, it will look totally different. Now what if your whole concept of black and white photography post-processing implemented on color photo. What happen when editing color photography in black and white?

What Happen when Editing Color Photography in Black and White

If you look at Adobe Lightroom right panel, on the Basic box, you can see there are two option of treatment, Color and Black & White. Just as it sound click Color, you process photo on color format; and click Black & White, your photo automatically converted into black & white format and you can start your adjustment from there.

What I’m talking about here is what happen after I finish my editing in Black & White and just click that treatment option back to Color. I don’t know who have done it. But its what exactly what I did with many of my color photography.

So check out some of my photos that I did:

Why would I do this?

First reason is because I’m curious. That’s it. I just saw the option and I just click it. And what I see is pretty great for me.

Second I learn how I do my post-processing more better. I can see how differently I editing the same photo in two different format. For me, it seem I prefer lower exposure and contrast in black & white format; and I prefer bright saturation color in color format.

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I can see this random and weird method (for me at least), let me say, did pretty good job. And I’m curious is it the same with other photographer. So if you have Adobe Lightroom, why don’t you try the same thing and check out how it work.

 

3 thoughts on “My Photography: What Happen when Editing Color Photography in Black and White

  1. Great images. There will be a difference compare to the original color images. It actually might have been useful to post those too. I did that a few times too. it is fun and some images actually looked so much better in color after all the changes, others not so much. I am sure that not many people tried doing it by design.

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