Caroline Jensen

Available Coaching Types

Edit My Images: Provide a folder of images to Caroline prior to the session, and she’ll apply her processing style to those images and walk you through them, step by step. You will receive a video of her processing as well as email follow up for any questions that arise.

Freestyle Experience: The freestyle experience is a custom coaching session, mentorship, shooting event, or personalized program custom developed by a coach. Details are available on the individual coach pages.

Portfolio Review: Provide Caroline with your portfolio images and she’ll walk you through the images with you with an eye to the cohesiveness of the portfolio, the strength of your composition, the technical merit and the processing. You will receive a video recording of her analysis and continued follow up by email.

Problem Solving: Do you have a specific areas that are giving you difficulty? Caroline will address your questions and will give you specific strategies that will help you move beyond your problem spots. She specializes in finding your personal voice and style that is unique to you and your personality. She will chat via email first and then provide a video analysis you may download.

Website Review: You and your coach will give your website a critical examination, paying particular attention to user experience, cohesiveness of the design, structure, and text.

Workflow Walkthrough: Watch while Caroline takes you through her workflow, from how she handles the images straight out of camera to the delivery of the final file. She can walk you through her traditional or her creative process, including Lightroom, Photoshop, Corel Painter, and Plug-Ins. Caroline will provide a video recording of her workflow based on interests.

Please note: Caroline coaches via email and delivers video recordings. She is not available for live streaming at this time.

Coaching Rate: $150/hour. Rate is based on session length and includes a customized intake form and continuing development plan.

My CMU Workshops


Art of Observation

Learn effective tools that deepen your ability to creatively capture the world around you while exercising your technical ability, both at capture and in post processing. Learn more >


Communicating with Color and Light

This course 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. Learn more >


Step By Step with Lensbaby

Learn to use your Lensbaby lenses, the perfect tool for nurturing creativity and strengthening your photographic skills. Learn more >

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Visual Voice

Develop a distinctive voice in your photography. Learn more >

My Portfolio


Q & A

favorite teaching topics

understanding light, Lightroom, creative post processing, painterly processing, and personal style

biggest lesson or piece of advice you want to share:

My favorite piece of advice is to avoid studying other photographers, but instead study parallel art forms, such as painting, sculpture, and drawing. It is important to define what you love by breaking down the elements that move you, and that is easier to do with similar, but not identical art forms.

a location you couldn’t do without:

any room with one window

artist statement

My work is an emotive combination of the dramatic light I adore and daily moments that make up the fabric of my life. Classic art heavily influences my photography, but it also influenced my life before I ever picked up a camera. Whether I was lost in a Jane Austen novel, making clothing from historic patterns or searching in antique shops for just the right linens, my love of history expressed itself in ways that carried history forward into the modern day. I now seek to find spontaneous moments of beauty and record it in my signature style. I love the look of specialty lenses that create magic and mystery right from the start and painterly processing that lets me go beyond reality while gently falling back into the beauty that has existed for generations.

photographers and artists that inspire you:

Painters Rembrandt, Vermeer, and George Waldmuller, the visual artistry of Tami Bone, and the philosophy of photographer Cole Thompson



Caroline Jensen, a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery, is a photographic artist living on the prairie. Her favorite things include cozy nights in front of her natural wood fireplace, an expansive tea collection, 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 a7s II, vintage lenses, and her favorite Lensbaby lenses that express her photographic voice perfectly. She has been featured in the magazines: Dreamer Journal, Sony Alpha Universe, and numerous times in Click magazine.. She teaches three popular workshops where she encourages creativity through both traditional and mobile photography: The Art of Observation, Step by Step with Lensbaby and Communicating with Color and Light. View Caroline’s work at



black and white portraiture
digital painting
painterly processing
Lr post processing
creative portraiture

low light photography



Sony Mirrorless Full Frames


Favorite Lens

Lensbaby Collection and Zeiss Primes


Editing Tools

Photoshop, Lightroom, Corel Painter, Topaz Labs, Alien Skin


Business Status

in business


Preferred Light

natural and created


General Availability

work week M-F


Rate Per Hour

Hourly rate: $150 *

* All sessions include custom intake form and continuing personal development plan in addition to hourly coaching.




  • Click Magazine
  • Dreamer Journal
  • O Magazine
  • Sony Alpha Universe
  • Capture the Moment


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