Post-processing a tricky lighting situation from an in-home documentary session

I wanted to make this photo black-and-white, and make sure that we could still see mom in the final photo while keeping her fever-napping son as the main focus.

Original, straight out of camera.
Edited version.

If you’ve ever been curious about how exactly a black-and-white photo may come about when the lighting conditions are less than ideal – here’s where you can get a behind the scenes glimpse at my process:

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