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Storytelling with Color: Shooting and Processing Images with Intentional Color

with Caroline Jensen


$225 Full Participation | $112 Study Along

Use thoughtful COLOR to enhance storytelling images!

Storytelling with Color is an introduction to shooting and processing images with intentional color. This shooting-centered course focuses on not only using color, but understanding the more subtle nuances of understanding and interpreting color. Color is a language. It is embraced universally as a way to share a myriad of thoughts and feelings, but most people do not get beyond a basic understanding. We are here to explore and learn about the way color has been used historically, how our brains and eyes understand color, and how we can communicate more effectively with color. This course is here  to stretch your imagination and comfort level with color experimentation. Let’s dive in!


Students should be comfortable using manual mode.

what you’ll get

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You will receive a colorful ebook with one chapter for each week of study.

Weekly lessons include daily discussion and supplemental activities.

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Students will be given creative exercises for exploring color in their daily lives as well as video instruction in color-manipulation through editing.


Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.


Full Participation students receive extensive personal audio critiques of weekly assignment submissions.

Study Along Students have full viewing access.

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Lesson One


Neutral and main colors

Color dominance

Subjectiveness of color

Snapshot syndrome

Value and hue

Why light matters

Color theory in film and tv

Lesson Two


Working with two or more colors

How color tricks the eye

Exploring the color wheel

The importance of luminance

Pulling color palettes

Mimicking painterly contrast

Color fatigue and confusion

Lesson Three


Finding harmony in similar colors and variations of the same color


Primary, secondary, tertiary

Tones, tints, and shades

Monochrome color palette

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about your instructor

Caroline Jensen is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds her niche in painterly images with dramatic light and enjoys focusing on one subject, whether that be a person, her original recipes, or flower. Her style, while ornate in processing, strives for a simplicity that guides the viewer’s eye to the heart of the image. A passionate educator and writer, Caroline has been featured in numerous publications and runs four workshops through Click Photo School. She has the honor of being named a Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery, and X-Rite Coloratti. You can find her stock images at Offset.

how it works


start learning

All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom. You'll check off each interactive step as you go, from completing readings and watching videos to student Q&A and assignment submissions.

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download weekly lessons

Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.

Materials vary by program

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study & ask questions

Your registration includes access to a private online workshop for sharing and discussion. The workshop is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule. The instructor is present in the workshop every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.

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complete weekly assignments

Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.


Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the workshop and receive critique each week.


Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.