Learning just got a Glowup.

If you’re anything like us, we were tired of signing up for courses from other educators and not actually learning anything. That’s why we created the Glowup challenges—a deep dive into one topic at a time, allowing you to walk away an expert, ready to make real changes in your life and business. We make photography education FUN, actionable, and interactive—no more fluff and no more hidden secrets—and bring along a community that feels like home.

This is education for real people, with real results, so you can find success faster than we did with the knowledge we’re going to teach you. With a combined 25+ years of experience running multiple successful photography businesses, our purpose is to change the photography industry, one Glowup at a time.


Meet Patrick,  a true master of artificial light.

Founder of The Apollo Workshop, Patrick is world renown for his mastery of artificial light and film photography. Adding light to digital work is one thing, to film? Thats another ballgame completely! All the more reason to trust that he knows exactly what he is talking about. We are thrilled to have him join us for this amazing Glowup as an introduction to Get Lit, a comprehensive artificial lighting course for digital and film photographers alike.

It feels like a lot to learn because it is. That's why starting with this Glowup (a mini course) is the best place to start. Let's get obsessed with light together, learn the how and why. Become experts at nuance and master the principles that can lead you to be a master too!

We dare you to locate an image on this page that wasn't taken with artificial light.

* not including our bio images

Do you know what to do when you no longer have natural light to rely on?

Maybe you're a "natural light photographer" who panics when the weather doesn't go your way, or you've been known to say things like "I hate the look of flash" or "flash isn't on-brand for me."

 But what if you could have a seamless aesthetic between your natural light and artificial light images?

Become a master of controlling your light.

Whether you're a wedding photographer or a family photographer, you shoot film or you shoot digital, you need to know how to use flash to your advantage and control it. No more relying on the weather and what the sun decides to give you!

We can’t wait to teach you how to effectively incorporate artificial lighting into your work so you never have to fear your flash again!


The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

Module One

Here come the light-bulb moments.

  • Philosophy on light
  • Flash and constant light
  • What angles work best?
  • When to use artificial light
  • Color Theory
Module Two

It's time to get lit.

  • When to use flash vs. constant lights
  • How to bounce flash (properly!)
  • What gear to use
  • Go-to lighting setups
  • Common pitfalls

Knowing how to use artificial lighting to mimic natural light is a skill most photographers don't have. It's time to set yourself apart.

Register now for your 7-day pass to the Artificial Lighting Glowup!


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!


Patrick Le

Patrick is a professional film photographer who specializes in weddings, family, and editorial photography in Southern California and the owner of Apollo Workshops. Inspired by old Hollywood lights and the silver screen, Patrick felt an urge to connect the emotive evening imagery of familial union to the glamour and romance of mid-century aesthetics and celebrity culture. This lead to the development of his signature style and use of artificial lighting with flash—something not many have dared to attempt in this modern age. 

He designed his in-person education experience, Apollo Workshops, to not only help his students understand how to shoot without natural light but to also help creative photography minds tap into the why of the diversity of film, even though the answer may sometimes result in the unorthodox road less traveled, but bringing them closer to the fulfillment of their personal process. His hope is that his students' experience with the Apollo Workshops exceeds their expectations and opens new doors, no matter the direction of photography they take.

How It Works
1. Register for the glowup

After you've signed up and your payment has been processed, you'll receive a link to join our private Facebook group for the Glowup challenge! Once your request has been accepted, make a post introducing yourself!

2. Join us live

We will go LIVE in the Facebook group at 12:00 PM CST on the challenge days! Can't make it at that time? The content will be available in the group for replay until noon on July 27!

3. Get lifetime access

Once the content has been removed from the group, VIPs and members of our In the Glow community will receive a link with their lifetime access to the glowup! The course will be available to non-VIP students for purchase as well if they wish!

Meet Charla + Jenn

Honestly. We were just tired of educators not actually teaching people. So...here we are, and we complement each other well. Our combined 25+ years and variety of expertise and experience gives us a unique approach that can affect change for most people in a very impactful way.

Education shouldn't be boring either. We believe that teleprompters and scripts make for a very distant learning experience. So 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 Artificial Lighting Glowup 

7-day pass


  • Immediate access to The Artificial Lighting Glowup for seven days
  • 4+ hours of education
  • Access for 7 days after your purchase is complete
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group for the Glowup
the artificial lighting glowup

Looking for lifetime access to the Glowup?

Get Lit, our complete course on artificial lighting with Patrick Le, includes lifetime access to the Artificial Lighting Glowup!


Attend the Glowup


  • Attend the Artificial Lighting Glowup live on July 20-21 at 12:00 pm CST
  • One entry into the giveaway
  • Limited access to the Glowup (ends July 27)
  • 20% off the Get Lit course (launching July 21!)

Mastermind + Own the Glowup


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  • Attend the Glowup challenge live on July 20-21 at 12:00 pm CST
  • Lifetime access to the Artificial Lighting Glowup
  • Ten entries into the giveaway
  •  Lifetime access to one past Glowup challenge of your choice
  • Three additional learning opportunities with Jenn + Charla each month
  • Access to the private In the Glow Facebook group
  • Exclusive members-only discounts
  • 20% off the Get Lit course (launching July 21!)

Own the Glowup


  • Attend the Glowup challenge live on July 20-21 at 12:00 pm CST
  • Lifetime access to the Artificial Lighting Glowup
  • Ten entries into the giveaway
  • 20% off the Get Lit course (launching July 21!)

This Month's In the Glow Exclusive

We are so excited to spend time with Kristi Drago-Price of Editor's Edge during our In the Glow exclusive! Leaning into her wisdom on the topic of branding is such a big honor. We can't wait to see the lasting impact she is going to have on our In the Glow members and their brands!

Meet Kristi

Kristi Drago-Price is the brains behind Editor's Edge. Combining her fine arts education from the Fashion Institute of Technology and School of Visual Arts with years of professionally photographing weddings and over a decade of experience as the photo director of Condé Naste BRIDES magazine, she created Editor's Edge to fill a void for creative professionals. With Editors Edge, Kristi combined her unique skill set to help brands differentiate themselves and increase their business through honest, no-nonsense coaching, hands-on visual content production, and insightful speaking engagements.

Get ready to treat yourself

We like to give stuff away.

Each signup for the Glowup receives an entry to our giveaway (and VIP or new In the Glow members get 10 entries!). Winners will receive one of the following:

A Lumecube constant light

A giftcard to LUSH

A giftcard to Jeni's Ice Cream

GRAND PRIZE: The Get Lit Course from Develope Academy x Patrick Le!

— You must be in attendance live to win! —


(noun) A highly ambitious person who strives to achieve his or her goals in life, while maintaining a radiant glow both inside and out.

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