Cracking the color code…



“Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the money in the world, all the colors in the palette, anything you want – that just kills creativity.” -Jack While (Steak Like An Artist) 


I love this whole concept. I can’t tell you how many times I sat down to paint something or to create a piece of art…

and I’m looking at all the colors and all the different art supplies and I just get paralyzed…

and mad.

I’m wanting to create something amazing…

but because I have so many choices I just get stuck looking at a blank page…

and angry.

I think I’m not creative.

I wonder why I even have a creative business.

I suck. 


I have personally, just recently, in fact, found my way out of this hole of self-doubt that kills my creative spirit for days. I have discovered that setting some limitations actually lets my creativity soar.

I have figured out that by limiting my colors, supplies, settings, and props – I find my way out of the paralysis and begin creating.

How can I make a photo more dynamic?

With the colors, I choose to include as well as leave out.

With the stories, I choose to tell.

I have been doing sets with colors that blend harmonious or maybe contrast each other. I have been studying opposites on the color wheel as well as colors that sit right next to each other. 

Let’s study some of these and I’ll show you how making deliberate color choices will make for more striking photos. 

Creativity is about subtraction…

and what you choose to include…

is just as important as what you choose to leave out.


Let’s limit your colors, making some deliberate choices, and see how that will push your creativity with your photography. In this workshop, we are going to deep dive into color and I cannot wait to see what you end up creating when you are making deliberate color choices.

Ready to learn more?


I’d love to have you join me in Cracking The Color Code photography workshop. We are going to do a deep dive into color and really focus and creating more dynamic photos with that focus.

I think by limiting your choices you actually push your creativity further and create things you wouldn’t have created otherwise. I really love focusing on color now and I cannot wait to have you join me on this journey.

Who is this workshop good for? Photographers, artists, any creatives – who want to learn to use color better in their photography. We are going to deep dive into color and color theory and you are going to love jumping in and limiting yourself to open up new ideas.

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  1. Wendy

    This past year, finances have been low photography-wise but it’s been the best thing ever! It’s made me work with less and use what I have more intentionally.

    In addition to this, I have stuck to a pathway just outside my garden gate and used this small area to shoot nature photography. I have rarely gone outside this area determined to glean as much from this one small area as possible.

    I guess what I’m saying is that “working with less whether through choice or otherwise can definitely be creatively liberating” and sounds like your new workshop has hit the nail on the head regarding this.

    When it comes to colour, I cannot tell you how much I love the images advertising this workshop. They are are utterly gorgeous. The workshop sounds amazing and having taken a few of your workshops in the past, I know it will be packed with info and outstanding in quality start to finish.

    If could pick one workshop to study this year, this would be it.

    • Denise Love

      Thank you so very much. You’ve really made my day!! 🙂

      I had almost begun feeling stuck with all the choices I’ve added over the years. I got unstuck when I started limiting my choices. Now I really love working with some set colors and just seeing what I can create with what I have allowed myself. It helps me push past the monotony I had been in and feel so much more creative with the things I’ve been creating. I’m glad you have been exploring this concept too! It really is liberating. 🙂


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