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.


Composition is king, the “it” factor, the game changer. We mean it.

No doubt about it, when push comes to shove, composition is the one thing that will save your work. No matter if you have a simple studio setting or a backdrop that is endlessly dreamy and full of dimension; composition can help you create atheistically pleasing imagery and a consistent brand cohesion between locations and lighting situations. Needless to say, it’s a big, BIG deal.

Get ready to go on a ride with us to learn what makes composition so important, and how to elevate your work in every single situation with strong, powerful, story-telling composition. We will take you on a journey to finding what composition styles speak to your brand, where to draw inspiration, and what pitfalls to watch out for.

Composition is everything. It’s time for a Glowup.


"I need to raise my prices again after this"

"This Glow Up was SO good. You guys have put words to all the ways I have never been able to explain why one image is better than another and then some. I need to raise my prices again after this."

 —Elizabeth B.

The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

Module One
  • What composition is actually all about!
  • Key principles of composition
  • What makes for a great composition, and how do you do it?
  • Taking images from good to great!
  • How to keep perfecting composition session after session
Module Two
  • The nitty-gritty of compositional keys
  • Reviewing and critiquing submissions from students so you can see even more examples of composition in action
  • The foolproof model for effectively artful composition
Module Three
  • The moves to rock composition
  • Before and after images
  • Composition pitfalls and failures

We invite you to learn how conquer composition and build beautifully crafted images.

Set yourself up for success and stand out in a sea of poorly composed images that are flooding social media. It's time to have intention in every snap, to be the expert, and to take control of your style no matter what the situation is! Kick doubt about your photography to the curb and become a composition master!



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!

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 Composition Glowup 

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Lifetime Access

  • Immediate access to The Composition Glowup
  • Three modules
  • 5+ hours of education
  • Lifetime access
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group for the Glowup
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