This photo was submitted by Eric was taken with a Nikon D200, 1/60 sec. at f/ 1.4, ISO 1600. Using an aperture of f/1.4 has created a shallow depth of field that works since the subjects are on the same focal plane. The front line of money in the foreground does not add to the image and cropping it out still leaves the game cards and money on the table giving the photo some context. Converting an image to black-and-white requires making the most of the highlights, midtones and shadows. By adjusting the curves and working with the contrast you will use more information from the digital file and the result will be a photo with more tonal range. I like the composition; the expressions tell a story.