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Communicating with Color and Light

with caroline jensen

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Communicating with Color and Light focuses on the manipulation of color and light in Lightroom and ACR. Move beyond basic processing and learn how to process your images to evoke emotion. You will learn some foundational color theory and psychology to help you understand not only the how, but the why behind the choices you make. Each panel of the Develop Module will come alive as you learn to push boundaries and cover topics, such as creative curves, dodging and burning, manipulating texture, and color enhancement. You will also explore some Lightroom plug-in options that add unique finishing touches to your images. Creative thinking and boundary pushing is encouraged.
“Not only will you learn how to creatively edit in LR, but Caroline also provides loads of inspirational content and colour psychology to help you be more intentional in your editing and create the vision/message/style you want.”

Commitment
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4 weeks

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daily shooting encouraged

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4 hours of work per week

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this course has prerequisites

Prerequisites

Lightroom 5 (or later) or the current version of ACR. A basic understanding of Lightroom or ACR is helpful. This course is specific to the Develop Module. The materials are easily adapted to Lightroom 4 (please contact Caroline if you have other versions of LR).

Instructor

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Caroline Jensen, A Sony Artisan of Imagery, is a photographic artist living on the prairie. Her favorite things include cozy nights in front of her natural wood fireplace, camping in her Airstream, and read alouds with her children. Photography is her expressive outlet and features emotive black and white portraiture, unique macro work, colorful landscapes, and food photography. Her gear includes her Sony mirrorless cameras and lenses, as well as vintage lenses and Lensbaby lenses that express her photographic voice perfectly. She has been featured in many publications including: Dreamer Journal, Sony Alpha Universe, Pro Photo Daily, and numerous times in Click magazine as well as on the packaging of the Lensbaby Sweet 50 and Velvet lenses. She teaches three popular workshops at Click Photo School where she encourages creativity and development of visual voice.
Her portfolio is available here.

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Processing
Intermediate

• Six PDFs (four main and two supplemental)
• 80+ videos
• Lightroom/ACR presets for decoding and modeling
• Worksheets for color palette analysis
• Bonus makeup brushes and instructional video
• Weekly audio messages
• Individual audio feedback on assignments
• Links to supplemental videos for discussion purposes

Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students receive instructor and TA critiques of the posted assignment each week and have lifetime access to a Workshop Alumni forum for continued peer discussion after the course concludes.

Study Along students will have access to all materials and will be able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum and receive access to their own private subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments.

Welcome & Preassignment

Week One

Reading: studying the basic panel in Lr and ACR; learning to evaluate noise, shadows, and highlights; experimenting with creative choices in the Basic Panel; exploring the relationship between sliders; beginning brush work; preparing the base image; creative white; balance; basic preset creation; beginning color psychology
Assignment: prepare three versions of one image in the basic panel alone

Week Two

Reading: exploring the tone curve and adjustment brush; effects of curves; colored curves; matte and clean processing; creating tone curve presets; creating brush presets; create multiple edits of one image; daily sharing and practice/peer cc; color adjustment brush; beginning dodging and burning; cultural color considerations; the power of color and light (movie)
Assignment: complete daily work (practice images and peer cc); submit two images and document observations of color studies

Week Three

Reading: color processing with creation intention; HSL; split toning; making combination presets; bringing together all the panels; communicating with color
Assignment: process one image three different ways from sooc; print one image edited three different ways and compare

Week Four

Reading: monochrome editing; pushing contrast limits; plug-ins; dodge and burn; trouble shooting; toning black and white images
Assignment: create one monochrome image; experiment with a plug in trial; discuss color edit prints

The CMU workshop is a 100% online classroom experience. Once you sign up, you have access to a course forum that is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.

Each week students receive a set of course materials– these materials generally include a PDF and/or videos. Throughout the week, instructors and TAs are present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement. Students receive an assignment each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and class discussion throughout the week.

Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive instructor and TA critiques each week. They also have lifetime access to a Workshop Alumni forum for continued peer discussion after the course concludes.

Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.

Whether you are a Full Participation student or a Study Along student, the course materials are yours to keep.



6 Comments

  • Mel Boaden says:

    If you want an amazing, in-depth course that challenges you every step of the way, this is it! The sheer amount of course materials that Caroline provides is worth well beyond the cost of the course, not to mention the additional videos she posts when someone is struggling with a concept. Then there are the hundreds of presets Caroline provides…she is unbelievably generous with her time, resources and knowledge. I chose this course because as a self-taught Lightroom user I thought I might pick up a few tips. I seriously didn’t know how much I didn’t know! Do yourself a favour and sign up – it will transform your finished images.

  • Charlotte Mandrier says:

    This was my very first course with Clickin Moms, and I was absolutely floored. The materials were incredible, and Caroline’s enthusiasm for the subject is truly inspiring.

    I took it with the goal to learn the develop module in Lightroom inside out. I came away knowing the develop panel inside, upside down, backwards, and sideways! I did not go in to this class all that excited about learning color theory, but of course, Caroline’s excitement for the topic reeled me right in, and now it’s one of my favorite topics!

    Any resource can tell you what each will do, but only this course will tell you which slider to use to accomplish the look you are going for! Even further than that, this course will teach you why, and (where color is concerned) this course will educate you on the meaning behind it.

    Any resource can demonstrate how to use a particular tool, but only this class will provide you with the space and structure to practice, and a forum to get feedback on your work.
    No other teacher on earth could replicate the experience that Caroline provides in this class. She is just the best! I highly recommend!

  • I just completed this class and learned so much! I thought I knew Lightroom before this class but what I learned from Caroline completely changed my approach to post-processing. She helps you understand the big picture (what are you trying to communicate and why?) and also takes you into every nook and cranny of Lightroom and its capabilities. It feels fantastic to finally understand what is going on underneath the hood of Lightroom Presets and be able to go in and make adjustments to get the look I want.

  • Melina says:

    I have been wanting to take this class for quite some time because anyone familiar with Caroline Jensen’s work has an idea of how off the wall creative and inspiring her images are from concept and composition to processing, with truly remarkable use of tones and color. But I was absolutely blown away by the incredible amount of information available, both technical and creative. Caroline thoroughly delves into the psychology of color, she deconstructs each of the LR panels until you know your way around them backwards and forwards, she encourages each student to really take time to see what they are personally drawn to and why, and provides the tools to make bold choices that are uniquely individual. I wish I had a month to spend on each week’s material…but I will eagerly be revisiting the wealth of information for months to come! This class has opened so many creative doors for me and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to express themselves through their editing!

  • Gea Keller-Visser says:

    This class was truly wonderful ! I knew my way around LR pretty well, but this class has definitely taken my ability to manipulate colour, light and texture to the next level. I am amazed at the endless creative possibilities of Lightroom and the various plug-ins Caroline introduced. This course is so well put together and incredibly rich in reading materials, including lots of practical editing videos and presets. Not only will you learn how to creatively edit in LR, but Caroline also provides loads of inspirational content and colour psychology, to help you be more intentional in your editing and create the vision/message/style you want.
    Caroline is a fabulous teacher and very active and quick in answering any questions or giving feedback and I loved her writing style! She has such a talent for taking you through her thought processes in a way that is easy to understand, rich in content and never too theoretical/dry. The videos are really helpful and clear and I will definitely reference them again.
    This is a class that everyone working with Lightroom should take, you will be amazed at the creative options you have!

  • Nicole Crane says:

    I went into this workshop thinking I knew a lot about LR. I had taken LR 101 and was comfortable editing within my little bubble of knowledge. That all changed once class started and I started reading and digesting the TROVE (And I mean, ENDLESS. TROVE.) of information that Caroline provides for this class. The more I worked and listened and watched my fellow classmates create, the more I realized that I had previously just been skimming the possibilities with my editing. There was SO much more. And Caroline presents all of these possibilities in the most organized and accessible way possible. She doesn’t tell you there is a right way and a wrong way to edit. She shows you how to put thought behind your editing, gives you all the tools necessary to create, and then encourages you to be yourself and take risks. Thanks to this wonderful class, I now feel like I have more control over my editing. I feel like I am making creative decisions with confidence. I feel like I know how each slider, and curve, and color functions, and how to manipulate those elements in order to create what I envision. And ultimately, I feel more comfortable expressing myself through my editing. I’m so glad that I took this fantastic class!

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