Photography with Color: Create a Cinematic Look

A course by Teresa Freitas
Fine Art Photographer. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined November 2019
, Fine Art Photographer

Create colorful and unique images in an urban environment using composition and editing techniques

  • 99% positive reviews (99)
  • 2233 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create colorful and unique images in an urban environment using composition and editing techniques



  • 99% positive reviews (99)
  • 2233 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 41m)
  • 27 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Take a trip down the colorful brick road by capturing striking photographs and developing your own signature aesthetic. Fine art photographer Teresa Freitas is passionate about producing cinematic images by framing color through composition, exploring editing techniques, and creating a sense of harmony. She started her career on Instagram and has since worked with brands including Netflix, Dior, Polaroid, Chloé, and American Express.

Discover how you can establish a recognizable style of photography that is unique to you and consistent across your work. Learn the principles of color in photography, gain comprehensive knowledge of composition, and develop valuable editing skills.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Theory and Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Photographing in Madrid
  • U4
    U4. Editing and Curating Your Work
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Teresa Freitas and discover how she used Instagram to develop her passion for photography and land job opportunities. She explains how she evolved as a photographer by refining her skills and finding her own aesthetic, and shares the influences that have helped shape her creative style.

Learn about color theory and the principles of harmony as the basis of photography. Then explore the art of cinematography in terms of setting tone, creating narrative and evoking emotion. Create a moodboard as Teresa discusses how to find your own recognizably unique style through experimentation and curiosity. Then look at the value of scouting and planning out the location for your photography.

Start shooting your photographs! Take a peek into what Teresa takes with her to shoot as she guides you through basic principles, composition techniques, and camera settings. See what’s important when photographing an outdoor urban environment to make the most of your shoot and the setting. Apply what you’ve learned throughout the course to focus on color, composition, light and framing.

Choose your final images and establish your style. Learn how to edit and transform your photos in Lightroom as Teresa teaches you about tone, color, correction, and cohesiveness across your collection. End the course with tips on sharing your photos and curating your Instagram account. Learn how to match your Instagram with your creative style by achieving consistency, organizing your feed, and the timing of publishing.

What is this course's project?

Photograph and edit a set of images of an urban environment, and share them on Instagram.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about how color, editing, and composition can be used in photography.

Requirements and materials

A basic knowledge of photography is recommended.

To take this course, you need a digital camera or smartphone, and access to Lightroom.


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Teresa Freitas

A course by Teresa Freitas

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Fine Art Photographer

Fine art photographer Teresa Freitas is from Lisbon, Portugal and developed a successful career by creating colorful images. She studied painting, multimedia and design with the intention to become a multimedia designer, but thanks to Instagram, she developed a passion for photography. Teresa started a visual diary on the platform and was approached by several global brands because of her work which allowed her to photography professionally.

She mastered technical ability and awareness of color combinations and has worked with numerous brands across multiple industries, including Netflix, Dior, Polaroid, Chloé, and American Express.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Theory and Preparation

    • Planning and Location Scouting 2
    • Planning and Location Scouting 1
    • Developing a Unique Creative Style 2
    • Developing a Unique Creative Style 1
    • Cinematography and Cinematic Colour
    • Colour Theory and Harmony 2
    • Colour Theory and Harmony 1
  • U3

    Photographing in Madrid

    • Composing Your Images with Colour
    • Photographing in an Urban Environment
    • Principles of Photography and Compositional Techniques 2
    • Principles of Photography and Compositional Techniques 1
    • What’s in My Bag and Camera Settings
  • U4

    Editing and Curating Your Work

    • Curating Your Instagram
    • Editing for a Consistent Look
    • Editing in Lightroom
  • FP

    Final project

    • Photography with Color: Create a Cinematic look

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Photography with Color: Create a Cinematic Look. Photography, and Video course by Teresa Freitas

Photography with Color: Create a Cinematic Look

A course by Teresa Freitas
Fine Art Photographer. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined November 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (99)
  • 2233 students