Chris Marquardt is talking black and white today. Is it best to set black and white in the camera or modify it with software? Chris says there's a difference to be sure. Converting from a color photo gives you a lot more control. But if you learn to see in black and white, you have some great options that open up to you.
There's a hierarchy in black and white photos - Bright is stronger than dark, and bigger things stand out. Black and white is great for contrast, leading lines, they tell clearer stories, and higher contrast stands out. If you add color into the picture, then you're adding temperature. Color also causes things to fight for attention.