our students love learning from us because we aren't afraid to be vulnerable and share our failures as easily as we share our successes.
other educators like to keep things shiny and polished, but we would rather just be real. Perfection isn't attainable. REAL PEOPLE DESERVE REAL EDUCATORS.
REALITY IS ENTERTAINING, INSPIRING, HONEST AND RAW. WE MEET OUR STUDENTS WITH HONESTY AND FUN, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
"When I think about this industry's power duos, Charla and Jennefer are one of the first pairs to come to mind. Infectious, understanding, and genius, these two are masters of their craft, something I have seen time and time again on the editorial side of the business. Their brainchild, Develope Academy, is a culmination of that shared expertise—it's a trove of advice, insight, and creativity. What a privilege it is, to learn from these women, these beautiful, vibrant manipulators of light, color, and motion!"
Film was meant to be shot in any light, not just the best light! Learn the foundational principles of shooting film that will make you an expert, no matter the light you've been given. Shooting film was never meant to be daunting, Film For Real will demystify the photographies most lovely photography medium.
With over 7 hours of content, Charla + Jennefer teach how to successfully run a photography business from A to Z. Consider this a beginners crash course to owning a photography business.
With a combined 33+ years as professional photographers and multiple other successful business ventures, Charla and Jenn have a truly unique and impactful voice in the photography industry.
Their friendship colors our education in a relatable and memorable way. Here at Develope Academy, we believe that teleprompters and scripts make for a very distant learning experience. Our laid-back but pointed approach to education has been described "hanging out with besties with a glass of wine."
There are many options when it comes to furthering your knowledge in the photography industry. No one does it like we do. Relatability, honesty, and fun keep us going and are key contributors to the success of our students.
Photographers. Serial Entrepreneurs.
Develope Academy Co-Founders.
" The first time this happened, my imposter syndrome was telling me that it was by accident. But now that it's happening for a second time, I feel really good! Thank you so much for giving me the confidence and the support to charge what I deserve."
In the Glow is a Facebook-based group of photographers who are learning and growing together at a rapid pace. Based around YOUR needs, you will learn and grow too!
Glowups are mini classes that Develope Academy hosts once a month. We figured, instead of teaching with big, grand gestures and catch-all courses for everything, maybe some topics needed a little more nuance. Consider a Glowup to be your first, second, and third date with whatever topic we are covering. We find that these bite-sized education opportunities help our students to learn more efficiently, more quickly, and with more intention. You can expect each day of education to last 1-2 hours and to have fun while you learn!