Learning the language of COLOR
The power of color leaves a deep and lasting impression on our imagery. The key to confident editing is understanding why color behaves the way it does. In this intensive, you will gain insight on how color theory creates richness and depth, conveys mood, illuminates focal points and composition, and directly communicates your story. Learn subtle color control through the mindset of a painter, working with the HSL (Hue/Saturation/Luminance) panel as your palette.
Utilize color theory in LIGHTROOM to correct color casts, analyze color relationships and separate colors for more sensitive and dynamic color range in your work.
Perfect the “Art of Seeing” through deep self-critique to push your own personal boundaries and confidence with editing. Finally, embrace a no-short-cut approach to editing – one that will bring greater understanding of every image as a singular work of art. Be prepared to take risks, try different approaches and bravely reinvent color in new ways.
Intimate critique and discussion with Roxanne Bryant, editing exercises, and assignments will bring new life to your color imagery. All seats will gain access to an “After the Class” private Facebook group for continued community and support in the art of color theory and editing.
TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN WEEK ONE:
Part one: the art of seeing & seeing color
– Lesson 1 – THE ART OF SEEING: Training our eyes for color, value & composition sensitivity. Making a purposeful plan for edits. Recognizing the power & limitations of editing.
– Lesson 2 – COLOR THEORY BASICS: The color wheel, color mixing, primary, secondary & complimentary colors. Color context. Warm & cool hues. Harmonious color schemes. Warm & cool color combinations. Monochromatic schemes.
– Lesson 3 – WHITE BALANCE AS AN ARTISTIC TOOL: Seeing & recognizing color & color casts in-camera. Training our eyes for color sensitivity while shooting or “en plen air”. Inspirational WB corrections, past student work. WB lean vs a WB cast. Warm & cool light.
Part two: lightroom & color
– Lesson 4 – LIGHTROOM BASICS: Working top down. Reassessing WB in LR. Color effects in LR: A Deeper look at saturation, contrast, clarity, blacks, warm/cool push & how theses tools deeply affect color.
– Lesson 5 – THE HSL PANEL & HOW IT RELATES TO THE COLOR WHEEL: Basic tone & value: B&W work. Seeing tone & value in color. Using the HSL panel to create color separation & depth.
TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED IN WEEK TWO:
Part three: the art of editing: using color to create powerful imagery
– Lesson 6 – A COMPLETE EDIT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Creating a focal point shift using the HSL sliders.
– Lesson 7 – CORRECTIVE EDITS: The importance of color correction before B&W edits.
– Lesson 8 – CREATIVE CHOICES: Creating purposefully warm & cool edits.
Part four: post editing
– Lesson 9 – REACHING A RESTING PLACE: Recognizing when an edit is complete. Using virtual copies. Editing with fresh eyes. Trusting your gut. Printing as an artistic process.
– Lesson 10 – INSPIRED: Learning to let go – edits with heart. The meaning of a memory. Edits beyond rescue. Student work from past classes. Easing the workflow – creating presets, SYNC, previous.
Part five: final words
– Lesson 11 – THE ARTISTS HEART & LEARNING TO TRUST: Overview, follow up. Staying in touch: The FB after-the-class forum. PDF distribution.
This intensive is taught through LIGHTROOM only and uses the most available version of LR for lessons and instruction. A basic understanding of the software is required and no instruction of the technical aspects of the program will be given (ex: uploading, cataloging, keywords, etc). This class strictly adheres to the artistry of color editing, encouraging personal vision to make imagery sing. A solid understanding of manual shooting with a DSLR to achieve accurate exposure is strongly suggested to gain the greatest understanding of the concepts presented.
ALL THE DETAILS:
1. This workshop is for forum members only, therefore, you must be a member of the forum to participate in the workshop. To become a member, simply click HERE to sign up.
2. You do not have to be a member of the forum during the time of registration.
3. This 2-week online workshop will run from September 19th – October 2nd.
4. 20 active seats are available at $250.00 per seat. Active seats offer the full benefits of the online workshop: students get to participate within the workshop section, ask questions, email Roxanne and get critique on their assignments where applicable. Active students will receive the PDF at the conclusion of the class with the information from the workshop.
5. 20 silent seats are available at $200.00 per seat. Silent seats are read-along only. They will be able to view all of the workshop material but cannot post inside the private forum, email Roxanne or render critique on their assignments. However, a separate section will be available where silent students can interact with each other and post assignments if they choose. Silent students will also receive the PDF at the conclusion of the class with the information from the workshop.
6. 10 alumni seats are available at $100.00 per seat. Alumni seats are past students (both active and silent) that have taken a previous EDITING FOR ARTIST: A COLOR THEORY INTENSIVE workshop. They will be able to join discussions, ask questions and email Roxanne. They will also be able to post their assignments in a designated alumni workshop section but will not receive critique from Roxanne. Alumni students will also receive the PDF at the conclusion of the class with the information from the workshop. Please note: you will be required to show proof of payment for a past workshop if you sign up for an alumni seat.
7. The private workshop information will be available for one month after the workshop ends.
8. This is an online workshop and students work at their own pace within the allotted workshop dates.
9. Registration will open up on Monday, July 25th at noon EST on Roxanne’s workshop page.
1. Once you register, your PayPal receipt will act as your confirmation to the workshop.
2. If your Paypal email address is not your daily contact email, please contact Roxanne at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know. The only email she will have on file is your Paypal one and that will be the one she will use to contact you unless otherwise noted.
3. No refunds are given once a seat is purchased, however, you can sell your seat on your own.
If you have any questions regarding the content of the workshop, please email Roxanne directly at email@example.com. For all other questions, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bloom Team