On my road trip from Columbus, Ohio to St. Louis, Missouri I stopped in Indianapolis. I have never been there before so I tried to take as many photos as I could.
One of them is that black and white photo of the hallway I found during my walk there. I like the photo in its composition because there is a lot symmetry in it and I decided to create a black and white version. Architecture photos look always good in black and white, there is not much you can do wrong!
How do I create black and white photos?
I usually use either NIK Collection or Adobe Lightroom to create B/W photos. In both the cases I post process the photo in color before I turn it in B/W. The photo will not look the same when turning it into B/W later and this is the reason for me to retouch the photo before make it B/W.
It is actually a fairly simple process. First I retouch the photo using Adobe Lightroom. The exact same process as I always do (see my youtube channel). If I decide to stay in Adobe Lightroom, then I remove the color Saturation and start playing with the sliders at the color section to change the grey scale individually for each color channel. If I decide to use NIK Collection, I go to Silver Efex Pro and start adjusting the photo there. With Silver Efex Pro it is absolutely the same as with any other software, I act like my 12 month old niece and just touch everything there is! If I like the result, I keep it, if not, I discard it!