Chroma Workshop Tour

Learning to work with light is an important milestone in every photographer’s career, and the ability to craft light to fit your vision for an image is a skill that cannot be overrated. Most often, that crafting of light is spoken of in terms of the quality and quantity of light. But there is an important, third component of light that heavily influences the final look of the image: the color of light. In this workshop, photographer Nick Fancher helps you elevate your game when it comes to introducing the bold, creative, and intentional use of color into your work.

The following techniques will be taught, as time allows:

A brief overview of color theory

Basic color correcting with gels as well as how to push the color of ambient light

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How to construct an image, one color layer at a time

How to create multi-colored shadows

Using gobos with gels as well as how to use gels as gobos

How to stack, block, and blend colors

How to use projectors as a colorful lighting tool

How to us shutter drag to add colorful movement to portraits and product work

How to experiment with colors by making in-camera multiple exposures

The format: The days runs from 9-6 with an hour break for lunch. Classes are kept small (12 students max) which allows for a hands-on approach. Nick demonstrates each technique by shooting tethered to a laptop so students can learn by watching and then each student will have the opportunity to try the technique out with a professional model. The last hour of class is spent covering Lightroom. As an intermediate/advanced level class, it's recommended that students know how to shoot in manual mode.

Required equipment: The student should bring their camera and memory card. Nick will provide lighting equipment for students to use, though students are welcome to bring their own lights and modifiers if they prefer. 

Proficiency Level: Students need to know how to use their camera in manual mode as well have a basic understanding of using strobes. No time will be spent discussing basic camera or strobe functionality.  

Refund Policy: Due to travel costs and general workshop expenses, the refund policy is as follows: greater than 3 months notice, a full refund will be issued. Less than three months notice, no refund will be issued.

2018 Dates*

August 25- Columbus, OH: $450

*If you're interested in hosting a workshop in your city/country, email for more information