Sophie, Spain and Germany,
A shot of my daughter taken about a year ago on the Col de Rates near here. Converted to Black and White in Silver FX Pro, i moved the structure slider left to negative percentage, about 50 or 60 percent( even the most angelic of faces don´t have the most uniform complexion and mosquitos take their toll, in this part of Spain).
Wearing mum´s sunglasses, made the job a whole lot easier, (no need to worry about the shadows under the eyes)! Below are a couple of examples of how NOT TO DO IT . Even my 50D has a fill in flash! Just to let myself off the hook, the images below we´re taken in Frankfurt in December 2010 and it was 10 below 0 and my fingers were freezing!
You can pay for software for enhancing portraiture but you can do it all in Silver FX Pro,(unless of course ,you like,spending money), i just have´nt worked out yet how to revert back to colour but keep all the Post Processing, i´ll get there, you know what they say “Never give up, Never give in” For me, with photography i´ll never give up and i´ll never give in!