The Science Of Color With Kate Woodman

The Science Of Color With Kate Woodman

4 Seasons

In their quest for better images, photographers often overlook the importance of color. Kate Woodman breaks down the science of color and will show you why you need to make color a driving force behind all of your image making. By understanding color balance, color harmonies and how to manipulate color Kate, will show you how you can control mood and emotion for effective storytelling.

The Science Of Color With Kate Woodman
  • On Location Introduction

    Episode 1

    Change focus and move on location with photographer, Kate Woodman, as she develops a highly conceptualized shoot. Follow her as she gives an informative look at her considerations during scouting, casting, styling, lighting and framing a shoot. Connect Kate's interest in human relationships and t...

  • Scouting

    Episode 2

    Look at scouting a location through the prism of color. Watch as photographer, Kate Woodman, examines an eclectic home and its subsequent details. From flooring to ceiling, wallpaper to furnishings, see how Kate examines a space to develop her creative. See the application of color theory applied...

  • Casting

    Episode 3

    With a concept in mind and a location scouted, examine how photographer, Kate Woodman, approaches casting a shoot for this on location piece. Learn how authenticity, relationships, and even hair color played a role in selecting the mother and 2 sisters as the cast for the shoot.

  • Styling

    Episode 4

    Go deeper into understanding why the styling and wardrobe was selected for this American Farm piece. See what Kate selected for styling in wardrobe to work in complement to the location, the timeless aesthetic, the surrounding farm environment and existing color palette of the property.

  • Lighting

    Episode 5

    Watch as Kate discusses her thoughts on lighting for this traditional concept, on location shoot. Learn how all of the factors played a role in her decision making on how to light each setup.

  • Framing

    Episode 6

    Observe as photographer, Kate Woodman, develops her framing for the on location shoot. Hear her philosophy on using a cinematic approach to framing her stories. Examine her composition and perspective and realize the intention behind all of her choices as they culminate in capturing various scene...

  • Retouching Introduction

    Episode 7

    With the On Location shoot complete, sit down with photographer, Kate Woodman to cull through her imagery, as she selects the best concepts for retouching in Photoshop. Prepare the images for a more robust and in depth retouching process and put all of the theoretical pieces of color theory into ...

  • Luminosity Adjustments

    Episode 8

    Using Photoshop, retouch an iconic image with photographer, Kate Woodman. Use the abstract theory, studio, and location shoots to inform your work as you follow her thought process to create a vibrant, cinematic image. Use hue, saturation, contrast, luminosity and understanding of color harmonies...

  • Color Analysis

    Episode 9

    With cleanup and luminosity contrast complete, explore 3 main categories of color application. Split-Toning, Color Blocking, and Global filters. Define and distinguish these applications before you finalize the color grade of the on location image.

  • Color Grade

    Episode 10

    For the final section of this course, apply all of the theory and Science of Color to grade an iconic, cinematic image from photographer, Kate Woodman. Approach the grading process with an informed mindset and build an intentional color grade that evokes and elicits specific emotion that will res...