New exercises with camera and computer train the photographer’s eye to see color accurately and to use it expressively. Blending insights from the master painters, color theory and psychology, this workshop reveals how to understand and use color perception and digital techniques to express the artist’s vision in color.
Guided practice with original hands-on exercises with camera and computer give participants the opportunity to experience how color works and how to adjust it most effectively. This practice develops the intuitive understanding of hue, saturation, and luminance (HSL) that painters use routinely. Students explore the interaction of color in a digital environment to build skills that are applicable to digital capture, to adjusting color photographs in Adobe Lightroom, and to making color prints. Practice and feedback teach participants how to make color photographs that represent what is actually seen, not just what the camera sees.
Assignments and critiques enhance students' abilities to see color accurately, work accurately in camera, on the computer and through to final print. Each day includes a mix of photographing, exercises, adjusting digital files in Lightroom, and later in the week, printing. During field trips students apply newfound color skills on location. By week's end, participants walk away with a basic color workflow from seeing to print, resulting in final prints that match what is seen and photographed in the colorful world.
Participants should be familiar with the operation of their digital camera and have basic experience with Adobe Lightroom software.
"I liked the balance between theory, shooting opportunities, and classroom/ printing time"