Course Start: TBA
Instructor: Bryan Peterson Duration: 4 Weeks Cost: US$129


This Bryan’s newest course here at BPSOP and based on his newest book, Understanding Color, published in August of 2017!

If you are familiar with Bryan’s work then you are fully aware of his love of color and it is in this course where you will discover, time and time again, how to SEE and COMPOSE color, while at the same time, understand not only its impact on your mind and emotions but also why in the arena of composition, the placement of color is vital, so critical to the success of the overall composition.

Color is about feeling and also its perceived visual weight and understanding not only the messages of color but also the weight of color will go along way in not only learning to see color but also what to do with it in the final arrangement, composition.

If color is something that you just don’t ‘see’, and/or if you want to take an in depth look at color, perhaps for the first time, this is one course you will want to take. It will forever change not only how you see color but also how you use color in your overall compositions.

In addition, Bryan also offers up his surprisingly easy yet hidden tips on processing color for the most vibrant effects. It is imperative that each student has access to Photo-Shop since the color tips that Bryan offers up for post-processing are ONLY available in Photo-Shop. They are not available in Lightroom or ACR.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Light, Exposure and Color

  1. Light and the science of color
  2. Exposure and Color
  3. White Balance and Color


Lesson 2: Color and Composition

  1. Using color for impact
  2. Additive versus Subtractive Colors
  3. Complimentary, Analogous and Monochromatic Color


Lesson 3: Color and Mood

  1. Color and Visual Weight
  2. Advancing and receding color
  3. Using color as a seamless background/foreground
  4. Exploiting brush strokes of color


Lesson 4: Color and Mood

  1. The Psychology of Color
  2. Using tools to enhance color/filters
  3. Processing color in PhotoShop




Instructor: Bryan Peterson

bryan petersonBryan has been a photographer for over 30 years and teaching photography for 20 years. He brings a unique teaching style to the school which will guarantee creative and fun learning by all photographers while elevating them to new photographic heights that they only have dreamed of. In addition, Bryan is the author of such best selling books as Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography, and Learning to See Creatively

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