Over the past few months I have been experimenting with putting black & white editing into my HDR workflow. Today I am going to share with you in this video tutorial the steps I take as well as the software I use to end up with my final product. Firstly you will need certain software programs to do this tutorial and you don’t have to use the ones I did but you will need similar ones.

Software used in this demonstration:

HDR tonemapping software:


Platform software:

  • Adobe Lightroom 5- is just US $149, or you could upgrade for $79.00.
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6- FULL version is $US699 or there are upgrade options from previous versions.


Filter Software:


Other software that you can use in the process:

  • B & W Effects From Topaz. For 15% discount code use code LukeZemePhotography
  • Perfect BW From OnOne. An amazing Black and White editing program with lots of features.


The tutorial:

I did go through this quickly as there was a lot to get through and wanted to keep the time down to around 10 minutes. If you have any questions or would like to comment you can leave those below.

The Final Result- Image title “A Portrait of Sydney” shot June 12th, 2013 with a Nikon D800 + Nikkor 14-24mm.

Luke Zeme Photography A-Portrait-of-Sydney B&W HDR Tutorial, How to

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