Mixing Black and White with Color Photography


Being a photographer is like being an author. There are a lot of photos out there, I mean a lot. It's difficult to take unique pictures. Nearly every category in photography is saturated. My photos are on sites like Shutterstock but it's hard to get them seen above the millions of other images for sale. I've been trying to figure out how to make my photos stand out. Last week, I experimented with filters.

This time I'm working with black and white photos.

I don't often do selective black and white in photos because it takes some time. The results are amazing. Having only a part of the image in color really enhances the subject.

I fix and enhance the images in Lightroom then open them in Photoshop to create the color/B&W effect.






I think, for my photos, flowers work best for this kind of editing.