Do you wish your color images conveyed more vibrancy, visual interest, and emotion? Or, conversely, do you run from color, only to find your black-and-white images flat, lacking in contrast? For years April Milani has been studying color through art, design, and photography, and she introduces participants to the subject's many fascinating facets, from science and technique to psychology and emotion.
We take a step back in time and study the masters, discovering what they have to teach us about color harmony and symbolism—information that can be applied to fine-art imagery, commercial photographs that showcase brands, and everything in between. We examine color as light and learn how to find color in the shadows, addressing color grading and why it's important.
Comprehending color is also crucial for creating subtlety and drama in black-and-white photography, and we explore the role of this tonal range and how it can be used to convey meaning. Each color lesson is presented through videos in Adobe Lightroom, and April shares the skills that take your editing to the next level, including the use of digital tools like sliders.
As you strengthen your understanding of color, you discover not only your own personal palette but how to bring it to life and convey the emotional heart of a visual story.