How to Create Amazing & Dramatic Black-and-White Images in Lightroom (FREE Presets)

Black-and-white photography is still incredibly popular and with good reason. There’s just something about a classic, black-and-white image that catches the eye.

And now, thanks to digital imaging, you can make pretty much any image into a black-and-white photo with the help of software. Of course, there are many ways to go about doing this.

In photographer Serge Ramelli’s video tutorial below, he shows you how to transform mundane color images into dramatic black-and-white shots using Lightroom and some of his handy, free presets. Watch the clip, where Ramelli shoots color photos of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, and then converts them into stunning black-and-whites in Lightroom.

Best of all, you can try his Lightroom black-and-white tips yourself by downloading his presets, for free, here. So, watch the clip below and then go visit Ramelli’s YouTube channel for more great tutorials.

Here are three other stories about black-and-white photography you should also check out since you’re already interested in the medium:

How to Create Striking Black-and-White Images Using Photoshop (VIDEO)

Make It Monochrome: My Favorite Black-And-White Film Emulation Software

9 Tips on How to Take Better Black-and-White Photos (VIDEO)