The Essence of Color – P0617-17

Date: Jul 10 - 14, 2017

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Trent Davis Bailey

Tuition: $1,145
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Explore the possibilities of photographing in color while learning a practical multi-step approach to digital photography. In this exploratory workshop, students photograph on location in Colorado mountain towns and the surrounding landscape near Anderson Ranch. We explore a variety of approaches to going out into the world to make pictures. You learn methods for proper color balancing, toning and color printing using Adobe Lightroom. The aim of this workshop is for you to broaden your understanding of color photography–from initial capture to final print.

Media & Techniques:

Students use DSLR cameras, iPhones, point-and-shoot cameras, Adobe Lightroom and Epson 3880 printers. We explore digital photography, digital workflow and digital printmaking with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


Students learn from slide presentations, individual and group discussions and field trips. Each student works on an individual project, either an ongoing body of work or discovering new pathways. We review and assess each studentРќs previous work. We also venture into the field to photograph with camera instruction and discussions on light and color. Presentations include digital workflow, processing digital files and an overview of contemporary color photography.


Trent Davis Bailey received his M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. He is the recipient of the 2015 Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Ill. Trent’s work has been exhibited extensively in California and Colorado, including at the David Brower Center in Berkeley and the Southern Exposure in San Francisco. He is currently a lecturer in photography at the California College of the Arts.

Trent Davis Bailey, Hotchkiss, CO

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