Master Color and Emotion in Photography
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Use Hue Contrast, Saturation Contrast and Brightness Contrast to shoot masterpieces that appeal to the viewer+ Projects.
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Created by Steve Weinrebe
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • See color relationships in the world around you, to use in your photography
  • Use color to evoke emotion and story in your photography
  • Understand the relationships between colors and how they affect the eye
  • Understand color contrast
  • Understand hue contrast
  • Understand color harmonies
  • Understand complimentary colors
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  • How to use a computer and computer mouse

Learn how to use color to create powerful photographs. Master the color theory behind color and emotion, and what impacts the viewer. Use color in photography to your advantage, whether while you are shooting, or during post production in Photoshop or Lightroom.

With demonstrations, hands-on projects, and sample files on color, color theory, and what impacts the viewer in photography, become confident in how you choose and photograph your subjects - whether portrait, landscape, nature, lifestyle, fashion, or travel photography.

In these lessons you will learn:

  • How controlling Color can add emotion and depth to your photography
  • How color temperature creates an emotional response to images
  • About Complimentary Colors and Hue Contrast in images
  • About Saturation and Brightness Contrast in images
  • About Color Contrast in Photography
  • How to use Color in High Frequency Images
  • How to shoot for complimentary colors in your photography
  • How color toning can affect Black and White photographs

Use the hands-on projects to reinforce your knowledge about color in photography. Then grab your camera and start putting your mastery of color and emotion to work.

Who is the target audience?
  • Portrait Photographers
  • Landscape Photographers
  • Nature Photographers
  • Travel Photographers
  • Studio Photographers
  • Fashion Photographers
  • Novice Photographers
  • Professional Photographers
  • Color Photographers
  • Black and White Photographers
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to Color Theory in Photography
4 Lectures 08:58

An overview outline of what is included in the course, and a little bit about your instructor.

Preview 01:30

Understand how color and contribute to emotion and depth in a photograph, and how color affects the viewer.

Introduction to Color, Emotion, and Depth in Photography

Understand how color works in nature, and how we perceive color in images.

Color in Nature and In Emotions

Learn how color temperature can impact the viewer and create different moods in photographs.

How Color Temperature Impacts the Viewer
Color Themes and Complimentary Colors
4 Lectures 08:07

Learn how color opposites can actually compliment each other.

Preview 02:48

Use the color wheel and some sample images to better understand how colors affect the eye.

The Color Wheel as a Learning Tool

Learn about the different kinds of color contrasts that you can use, as a photographer, to make powerful color images.

Hue, Saturation, and Brightness Contrast

Learn how complimentary colors and color themes can evoke emotions. Using Photoshop I demonstrate several techniques, but this isn't a Photoshop course and you don't need Photoshop to understand and learn from these principles.

Emotional Color Themes
Contrasts that Appeal to the Eye
6 Lectures 12:59

Come to an understanding of how complimentary colors plus hue contrast can affect the viewer.

Complimentary Colors and Hue Contrast

Come to an understanding of how Saturation and Brightness contrast can affect the viewer.

Saturation and Brightness Contrast

Dig deep into color contrast and learn how color contrast, even a little bit, can improve your photography.

Color Contrast in Photography

Learn how color can work wonders in even a high frequency photograph.

Preview 01:34

Dig deep into complimentary colors and how they can make even simple images appeal to the eye.

Complimentary Colors in Photography

Explore how the subtle use of color in Black & White photography can add depth and richness to the images, and make them more appealing to the viewer. Also learn how far, or not, to go when adding a little toning or split toning to Black & White images. We'll finish with a little review.

Preview 02:32
Where to go from here?
1 Lecture 01:57

Take the next step to becoming a colorist in post-production. This course will take you beyond the steps you have learned to then apply your knowledge to both Color and Black & White photography.

Preview 01:57
About the Instructor
Steve Weinrebe
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Photographer, Author, Instructor, Certified Trainer

Steve has been teaching photography for over 25 years, drawing on his professional background as a widely published advertising and corporate photographer. Author of 2 books on photography and Adobe Photoshop, Steve loves demystifying the art of photography for enthusiastic students. Steve is a Certified Technical Trainer, Adobe Community Professional, and has won a Videographer Award for video-based training. On the part-time faculty of three photography schools, when not teaching Steve can be found photographing the coastline of New Jersey.

---Steve Weinrebe Adobe Certified Instructor, Certified Technical TrainerAdobe Community Professional

Author, Cengage Learning, "Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers" Author, Cengage Learning, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography"