Capturing Color: A Comprehensive Guide To Color Toning

with Joe Perri

September 10 and 12, 2024

Tuesday and Thursday; 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuition $295.00

Course Description

Embark on an immersive journey into the vibrant and complex world of color in photography with acclaimed photographer Joe Perri. This comprehensive course combines the essential principles of color theory with practical strategies for leveraging color to enhance narrative impact and visual allure in your images. Through a unique blend of theoretical insights and hands-on exercises, participants unravel the mysteries of color toning and manipulation, exploring how factors such as light, atmosphere, and camera techniques influence color rendition and emotional resonance.

In this two-part seminar, participants are guided through practical demonstrations and creative insights, providing hands-on experience in reading scenarios, and applying color knowledge and techniques to their own photographic work. 

From capturing the shot to refining it in post-processing, participants then master the art of color toning in post-processing, implementing tonal adjustments with expertise drawn from color theory and analog foundations as a reference. 

Through personal insights and experience, Joe empowers participants to leverage this knowledge at every stage of the photographic process and helps you discover how to make color work for you and develop identity within your work.

Additional Information

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Digital and analog film users alike are encouraged to attend. Technical demonstrations will primarily be conducted in Photoshop.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 12 (two online group sessions).

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.


View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

2-Day, Applications, Creative Vision, Darkroom, Digital Workflow, Fine Art, Foundation, Lighting, Storytelling, Technical
Joe Perri

Joe Perri is a photographer born and raised in South Florida and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. His interest in storytelling began with his early work on the road documenting musicians and later served as a foundation for his future endeavors, as he discovered the power of capturing intimate moments of everyday life. His practice evolved with a focus on the human condition, merging an immersive contemporary approach with a distinctive and painterly eye; meticulously exploring the interplay of light and color. Through his intimate and poetic style of work, his images unravel the nuances of the human experience and have resulted in notable commissions for clients such as Levis, Adidas, Dior, Nike, and The New York Times, to name a few. When not shooting commercially, Joe is highly invested in his personal projects. He is currently set to release his first book “Suddenly and Somewhat Brighter,” documenting teenage life in Iceland, which he has been photographing over the past 5 years. 

Instagram: @joeperri 

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