The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two

Get equipped with the know-how to capture glowing, true-to-life skin tones in any lighting condition.
You can achieve gorgeous, glowing skin tones, even in challenging lighting situations.
When your clients love how they look in your images, they will love you! Honoring and accurately portraying their skin tones is the first step in making that happen. We’ll show you how to preserve skin tones best and fix the problems you may encounter, all while maintaining your own signature style.
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two

The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two

Learn how we perfectly nail skin tones—even in tricky lighting scenarios


You may already feel confident getting great skin tones in gorgeous light (especially if you’ve taken Chapter One of our Skin Tones Glowup!), but what do you do if bad light is completely unavoidable? Or, what if you want to challenge yourself as an artist by experimenting with different types of light that you may not normally be drawn to?


If you’ve read this far, you probably already understand the importance of getting great skin tones in your work, but you’ve encountered challenges when working with light you’re presented on a wedding day or at a session (think yellow lights coming in overhead while floor-to-ceiling windows blast in light from behind…we know you’ve been there!). Maybe your thoughts in the past were, “Oh well, I’ll shoot these and just turn them B&W or delete them,” but what if you could actually make them, dare we say, gorgeous?!

It’s your job as the photographer to deliver the quality images your clients hired you for, despite less-than-ideal lighting situations!

We are creatives and business owners—just like you. And we're on a mission to make photography education approachable, actionable, and downright fun.
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"I feel so much more confident in what I'm doing in tough lighting situations"
“I just wanted to give a big thank you to Charla and Jennefer for the wonderful Skin Tones Glowup! I finished watching all of the videos a few minutes ago, and I feel so much more confident in what I'm doing in tough lighting situations. I still need to go back and watch the rest of Chapter One of the Skin Tones Glowup, but I'm well on my way to nailing those tricky sessions. Y'all are incredible teachers!”

—Rachel Sakakeeny

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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
We won’t spend too much time on the foundational elements of getting great skin tones (we have a whole Glowup for that!), but we will remind you why skin tones matter, especially if you’re dealt less-than-ideal light. We’ll also talk through how to find the right light to achieve your goals, whether that’s finding the softest light in a harsh light scenario or totally embracing the direct light style, all while keeping skin tones as priority #1.

You'll learn:

  • Why skin tones still matter, even in obtuse light
  • Choosing your light based on your goals
  • Making the most of unavoidable bad light
  • Camera settings for direct, mixed, dappled, and artificial light
  • What to avoid, whenever possible
Day 2
Maybe you want to start incorporating fun light into your portfolio, or maybe you’re just trying to keep a specific set of images cohesive with the rest of your portfolio. Either way, we’ll show you the best way to do that, along with tips for making your images look their best with edits in Lightroom!

You'll learn:

  • Making images shot in challenging light cohesive with the rest of your portfolio
  • What panels and sliders save the day when light pushes the limits
  • Editing for true-to-life skin tones (it's not just about color, y'all!)
  • Problem-solving in Lightroom
Preview the Course
Sneak a peek at a clip from this course!
Learn how to control any light and capture glowing, true-to-life skin tones for your clients.
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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.
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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

Vanessa Hermanns
“I cannot even begin to tell you how helpful this education has been for me! I’ve taken a ton of courses over the last few years, from huge industry names, and never felt like I really got anything from them. I’ve taken every single Glowup and have gained more knowledge this last year than I ever thought possible, all while laughing and making ‘that’s what she said’ jokes. I cannot thank you enough for this Jenn and Charla!”
Megan Kay
“I’ve invested in a lot of education, and a lot of times, content is repeated or watered down because people don’t want to give away their secrets. But Jenn & Charla don’t do that. I’m always learning so much new information from them! They don’t want to hold anything back; they want to engage, and they want to answer all of your questions.”
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!"
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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.
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Every Glowup includes:
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  • In-depth knowledge
  • Suitable for beginners and experts alike
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