Good b/w can be surprisingly hard to do with Photoshop. A plug-in can help
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Open the image that you want to convert in Photoshop. This one, from Finnish photographer Mikko Reinikainen, is striking as a color photo, but its vintage style makes it a good candidate for the black-and-white treatment. Go to Filter > Nik Software > Silver Efex Pro 2 to start working in the plug-in. As you adjust your image, Photoshop remains running in the background.