Photo trick: do freely with Snapseed the b&w effect Noir Photo does for money:
Upload the free application Snapseed. It works on Ipad and Iphone but on Iphone controls are quite small.
Choose one of your pictures.
If the picture is in colors, apply from the drawer an automatic black & white effect neutral.
From the drawer open the Center Focus effect. Center (as the name suggests) your desired focus point and experiment with blur strength, inner and outer brightness within the selection.
Differences with Noir Photo application:
– sepia, green and yellow colored pictures effects are seems to me absent of Snapseed. You can anyway find such effects in other free apps once your focus is done.
– the focus point on Snapseed is only circular while its shape may be changed on Noir Photo.
Conclusion: for occasional drama effects, Snapseed is good. Do NOT use the drama Snapseed effects that seem cheap (on a free app lol) to me.
If b&w is your passion, go Noir Photo for its possibity to shape precisally the focus point.
Note: the picture of me on the flight deck was done with none of these effects but with the Iphone 5 standard b&w effect , proving drama can get out of nothing but a standard app!