The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One

Know how to choose the best light, locations, & camera settings for skin tones, then put the final touches with editing in Lightroom
Learn how we perfectly nail skin tones—from location scouting all the way through to editing, and never doubt yourself again!
Don't risk freezing up when you're dealt less-than-ideal light or locations. We'll show you what light to look for, how to set your camera, and how to finish it all off in Lightroom so you can capture gorgeous skin for your clients at every session and wedding!
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One

The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter One

Be known for capturing gorgeous skin tones for your clients, every single time!


Producing luminous skin tones, no matter what, is a superpower! Your clients deserve to LOVE how they look in their photos, and nailing skin tones is a major step in that direction!


We hate to say it, but you can't fix every skin tone issue in editing. Starting with glowing skin tones straight-of-out-camera wins every time! (But don't worry—if you don't quite nail it in-camera, we'll teach you our best tips to fix skin issues in Lightroom!)


When your clients feel and look like their best, authentic selves in your imagery, they will always sing your praises!

We are creatives and business owners—just like you. And we're on a mission to make photography education approachable, actionable, and downright fun.
We have over three decades of combined experience. And we provide expert know-how on damn near any photography or business-related topic.
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Charla Storey & Jennefer Wilson

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"And when you think you've watched enough, watch it AGAIN!”
“Here to share that no matter how many times you take the Skin Tones Glowup, there is always something new you takeaway! I’ve done all three rounds, and I recommend you watch it again, then watch it again. And when you think you've watched enough, watch it AGAIN!”

Meet Your Teachers

Charla & Jenn

Education shouldn't be boring. Our laid-back but pointed approach to teaching has been said to be "like hanging out with besties with a glass of wine." We are relatable, while maintaining the fact that we are successful businesswomen in our industry. 

Join us for Charla's world-renowned, film shooting as she slams you with facts and rap rhymes while changing your life. Jennefer will be backing her up with her Kindred Preset prowess and inspiring ability to make everyone understand their individual importance.
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The Lesson Plan

Day 1
Light has the biggest impact on how skin tones appear in your images, so if you don’t know how to choose the right light, you’ll be left wondering why you can’t get consistently beautiful skin tones. In this module, we’ll show you how to distinguish between different qualities of light and which type is best so you can get gorgeous, glowing skin for your clients, every time.

In Module One, you’ll learn:

  • Why skin tones matter
  • How choosing your light affects your skin tones
  • Differences in the quality of light
  • Working with different lighting scenarios
  • Identifying ideal light for skin tones
  • Color cast. What is it? How does it happen and how do we combat it?
Day 2
It’s not always easy to spot the best light, especially in certain tricky locations or lighting scenarios. In this module, we’ll teach you how to discern the best light for the skin tones you’re working with and how to properly expose them. You’ll create the best foundation in-camera for glowing skin tones!

In Module 2, you’ll learn:

  • On-location scouting! A look at how we locate, discern and choose the best light for our clients and their unique skin tones.
  • In camera settings for ensuring a healthy foundation for glowing skin tones. New to shooting in manual? This will be huge. New to prioritizing skin tones but familiar with manual? This will also be huge for you too.
  • Handling tricky lighting situations, how to avoid them and what to do, in camera, when you can't escape.
  • Camera settings for different lighting scenarios. ie. what to do when you have too much light and too little light.
Day 3
Now that you have gorgeous images straight out of camera, you’re ready to enhance them in Lightroom! You’ll be equipped with powerful Lightroom knowledge that will help you put the finishing touches on gorgeous skin tones, as well as effectively correct skin tone issues when you didn’t quite get it right in-camera.

In Module 3, you’ll learn: 

  • Lightroom basics for great skin tones. Did you know the owner of Kindred Presets (world renowned for perfect skin tones) is one of your educators for this Glowup?
  • Skin tone problem-solving in Lightroom (did someone say "fake tans"?)
  • How does the color wheel play into skin tone editing?
  • What in the world is color grading and how do I use that panel?!
  • Wait...we can, sometimes, brush away bad skin tones situations? We will show you how!
  • Skin retouching in Photoshop—because even Beyonce has to deal with breakouts.
Preview the Course
Sneak a peek at a clip from this course!
Join this deep-dive into all things skin tones—from choosing the best light, to location scouting, all the way through to editing.
On-Demand Video Lessons
Watch anytime, anywhere. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can access your content via your personalized student portal.
Learn at Your Own Pace
As soon as you finish checking out, you're immediately granted access to the entirety of the course content. With lifetime access, you can take your time and always come back for a refresh.
Ongoing Support
Any updates we make to the Glowup will be added to your portal. Plus, we're available via email or our student Facebook community to answer questions and help you on your journey.

What Students Are Saying

Ashley Scott
“Just here to say thank you to Jenn and Charla for not only giving us all the knowledge, but also for the way they encourage us to be confident and be the expert!

I had a session at a country club and they wanted to do photos on the golf course over an hour after sunrise with allll the green reflections. With my personality, I avoid even the smallest amount of conflict, and it can carry over into my photography business. In the past my images have suffered because I let people tell me where they wanted photos instead of doing them where I knew the best light would be. But yesterday, got there early to scope out a better spot, found this path and asked them to meet me here instead! It seems like a small thing, but it was a big win for me and it's all because I remind myself every 5 seconds to ‘be the expert’ 💛”
"The Skin Tones Glowup has been rocking my world. I have been in the industry for 10 years and have forever YEARNED for those creamy, yummy skin tones, but didn't know how to do it without turning them into ghosts or over-warming my images to get skin to look alive and healthy. You have now educated and equipped me, and I'm so thankful and grateful. Charla & Jenn, you have glowed up my business, and I believe I'll see the fruit as I continue to put to practice what you've preached. Thank you for sharing and for your passion for this industry. Instead of waving as my boat sinks, you're allowing it to 'rise with the tide,' and I'm forever grateful.”
Sarah Reeves
"I actually just found Develope Academy and dove head-first into a few Glowups. I've learned more in the last few weeks than I have over the last 10+ years I've been shooting! I feel like I'm bffs with Charla & Jenn now, even though it's a one-sided relationship, haha! Anyways, thank you for creating real and raw education that I am glad to be a part of, because I know I will get something out of it every single time, along with several laughs!"
Our students had these questions when they joined. You too?
When and where does this course take place?
All our courses are available online, which means you can access them at any time, from anywhere. There are no specific start or end dates for the courses, and you can work through them at your own pace. You have the flexibility to pause, start, and stop each lesson to fit around your schedule. Once you purchase a course, you can start watching it immediately inside your Develope Academy student portal.
How long do I have access to the content?
How does lifetime access sound?! Once you've completed your purchase, you'll get an email with all the info you need to login to your student portal. After you login, you'll see the course added inside your account, ready to watch whenever it works best for you.
What's included?
Every Glowup includes:
  • Tips & strategies you can apply right away
  • 2-4 hours of education
  • One hot topic at a time
  • Quick and practical techniques
  • In-depth knowledge
  • Suitable for beginners and experts alike
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