The info graphics above illustrate some key techniques of making a quality black and white photo.
The first step is preparation, several tips are given for setting perfect photographic conditions. The next is shooting with acute insights. You should carefully observe the light, the surroundings, anything that may affect your shooting, and use your artistic inspirations to compose the photo. After the shooting complete, you can move on to post production phase. Photoshop CS is an amazing image processing software, and there are several black-and-white converting tools (including general settings and specific modes) for you to choose.
Although post production is important, don’t rely on it too much. Remember, if you want to create a good b&w photo, you’d better shoot with a black and white photo in mind.