It’s a Black and White World
Would you like to be able go from this
like a pro?
There are a million ways to go about it. You can take the time, read some books, you can get some photoshop actions or filters, or you can learn the basics in ten or fifteen minutes. My recommendation is to do the latter, and experiment, create. Learn the basic components of good B&W. Then, either create your own recipe, or use an action.
You can find my Black and White Conversion Tutorial over on Dgrin’s SmugMug site.