I LOVE editing in black and white, and it's especially great when you're trying to increase the shadows within an image and to make it have more of a moodier feel.
In the video today I walk you through how I edit a black and white self portrait in Lightroom, without using any preset. You'll see how I use the sliders and the tone curve and go from straight out of camera to fully edited.
If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments section. :)