Some images look amazing in black and white but have you ever wondered why? It is because there is a good balance of contrast in the image. Some colours when converted in black and white come out looking gray while others come out looking black. Take red for example. Red in black and white will look black, while blue will look gray.
There needs to be a good amount of light gray and dark gray in a black and white portrait to achieve balance. Some images will have a more dramatic look, like an image of a baby’s face set against a black background and some images will look soft like an image of a baby’s face against light or white colours. Keep this in mind and photograph your baby specifically for creating a black and white photo. The thought you put into what they will wear and what background you will use to capture the photo will pay off and you will create a great baby photo.