What we know today as the process of photography had its start at the beginning of the 19th century. Back then, the process was really complicated. For almost a century following its inception, photography was done strictly in black-and-white, which feature still has an impact on photography nowadays. Creating a black-and-white photo is surprisingly easy. The difficulty, however, is that it isn’t easy to to produce a black-and-white photo that portrays the same feelings and attracts the same kind of attention as the originals. Today’s cameras capture the photo in full color (with the exception of monochrome-dedicated cameras), simply because that is the way the sensors are designed. Afterwards, the photo can be converted into a black-and-white .jpeg image by the camera directly, or you can do it yourself in post-process. The RAW files are always in color. The camera never discards the color information even if you set the it to black-and-white. So how can you come closest to capturing the charm of classic black-and-white photographs in your photography today? In this article I will be demonstrating the process I typically utilize, using this image that I took back in 2013 as an example. The photo is a tad soft because the lens wasn’t in the best working order, but it will do fine for the sake of this example.