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:
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.
An overview outline of what is included in the course, and a little bit about your instructor.
Understand how color and contribute to emotion and depth in a photograph, and how color affects the viewer.
Understand how color works in nature, and how we perceive color in images.
Learn how color temperature can impact the viewer and create different moods in photographs.
Use the color wheel and some sample images to better understand how colors affect the eye.
Learn about the different kinds of color contrasts that you can use, as a photographer, to make powerful color images.
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.
Come to an understanding of how complimentary colors plus hue contrast can affect the viewer.
Come to an understanding of how Saturation and Brightness contrast can affect the viewer.
Dig deep into color contrast and learn how color contrast, even a little bit, can improve your photography.
Learn how color can work wonders in even a high frequency photograph.
Dig deep into complimentary colors and how they can make even simple images appeal to the eye.
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.
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.
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 Trainer, Adobe Community Professional
Author, Cengage Learning, "Irreverent Photo Tools for Digital Photographers" Author, Cengage Learning, "Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography"