15 Before & After Images That Will Show You the Magic of B&W Photography

Ritesh Saini
Ritesh Saini

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Black and white photography lets you see the world in a totally unique light. Bereft of any color, black and white images are abstract but mysteriously real at the same time. Photography began in black and white and progressed towards color but black and white photography has continued to charm photographers old and new alike.

Converting a photo to black and white could be as simple as removing saturation of all colors but that’s usually just a starting point. Tonal and contrast adjustments during post-processing play a huge role in determining the outcome of the conversion process. It’s equally important to understand which scene would work better in black and white than color.

Landscapes, portraits, abstracts, and street photography are some of the genres where black and white conversion can work really well by emphasizing the subject better and removing any distraction caused by colors. This post contains examples that show how a conversion to black and white can result in amazing photographs- placed alongside their original, colored versions. We hope that this will help you appreciate the black and white photos better.

If you’d like to learn how to create black and white images that stand out, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s bestselling guide on creating better black and white images. But for now, let’s dive into those before & after images that demonstrate the charm of black and white over color!

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Photo by Adrian Cuj

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Photo by Ritesh Saini

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Photo by Ritesh Saini

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Photo by Jeremy Bishop

Learn the Secrets to Creating Amazing Black & White Images

If you are interested in learning step-by-step how to create black and white images that stand out. Take a look at Kent DuFault’s best-selling guide, Better Black and White. This eBook will show you how to accomplish B&W conversions in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements. Click here now to check it out

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Photo by Melanie Brown

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Photo by Rio Hodges

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Photo by M.T ElGassier

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Photo by Nam Anh

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Want to learn how to produce your own, dynamic B&W images, without presets?

If you are interested in learning step-by-step how to create black and white images that stand out. Take a look at Kent DuFault’s best-selling guide, Better Black and White. This eBook will show you how to accomplish B&W conversions in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements. Click here now to check it out

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Photo by Trevor Cole

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Photo by Trevor Cole

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If you’d like to learn how to create memorable black and white images – with a step by step guide covering everything you need to know, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s eBook Better Black and White. You will learn how to evaluate a color scene for tone and how to convert an image to B&W, in a step-by-step process. Click here now to check it out.

It covers all of the Adobe products: Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements. Plus it includes a free set of royalty-free textures so you can experiment with some creative compositions.

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About Ritesh Saini

About Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing for about nine years now and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. He recommends Kent DuFault's best-selling guide, Better Black & White to learn and master the art of B&W Photography.

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