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.
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.