Communicating with Color and Light
with Caroline Jensen
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS FEB 5 (BREAK WEEK FEB 12 for Click Away)
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
Step over the threshold and learn to tap into the emotive power of communicating through the manipulation of color and light.
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.
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. Plugin programs for Lr are explored, but you may download a trial for that portion of the class.
what you’ll get
4 weekly lesson PDFs (formatted for print or on-screen viewing)
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
Custom audios/videos based on student Q&A
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal audio critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
VIDEOS AND AUDIO MESSAGES
Weekly audio messages
Links to supplemental videos for discussion purposes
Worksheets for color palette analysis
PROCESSING TOOLS AND DISCUSSION
Lightroom/ACR presets for decoding and modeling
Bonus makeup brushes and instructional vide
Pinterest-based discussion on decoding processing styles
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
prepare three versions of one image in the basic panel alone
exploring the tone curve and adjustment brush
effects of 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
complete daily work (practice images and peer cc)
submit two images based on curves adjustments
color processing with creation intention
making combination presets
bringing together all the panels
communicating with color
process one image three different ways from sooc
print one image edited three different ways and compare
pushing contrast limits
dodge and burn
toning black and white images
create one monochrome image
experiment with a plug in trial
discuss color edit prints
as seen on instagram
about your instructor
Caroline Jensen is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds her niche in painterly images with dramatic light and enjoys focusing on one subject, whether that be a person, her original recipes, or flower. Her style, while ornate in processing, strives for a simplicity that guides the viewer’s eye to the heart of the image. A passionate educator and writer, Caroline has been featured in numerous publications and runs four workshops through Click Photo School. She has the honor of being named a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery, and X-Rite Coloratti. You can find her stock images at Offset.
how it works
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
study & ask questions
Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon 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 critique 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.