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.


The rumors are true; you CAN match your digital images to look like your film!

And eventually, you may even struggle to tell the difference between them. There—we said it! Seriously, it’s no wonder why the Film Matching Glowup is a Develope Academy bestseller! This Glowup has been out there changing lives for photographers and elevating galleries for clients worldwide! You will never feel like you are stuck when it comes to matching your images again!

As film shooters, we care about those dreamy film tones, but if you’re shooting live events, digital imagery is also a big part of the day. With this Glowup you will learn how to legitimately match your work and create galleries that you’re so freaking proud to share with planners, your clients, and editors! We bet you’ll even fall in love with editing along the way!

Film Matching is essential for every hybrid shooter!


"This was AMAZING. So many things I didn't know I could do in Lightroom." 

 —Lucy Struve

The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

What You'll Learn
  • Why film matching is the real MVP for your business
  • What makes for incredible film matching
  • How to make your digital images look as great as your film scans!
  • How to match film - panel by panel in Lightroom
  • Our process to match film quickly 
  • How we create a cohesive gallery for our clients 
  • How to handle color casts, underexposed film, and muddy tones
  • How we edit our film scans, because yes—we do edit our film!

We invite you to learn how to glowup those digital matches—you will be a pro in no time!

Film matching success is at your fingertips! Come on this journey with us and win back the time you’ve spent agonizing over your matches. We’re picky, so we got you! With all of this extra time you’ll get back, who knows what you can do with yourself! Maybe with this time (and extra confidence in your editing skills) you can submit your images to publications and see your beautiful work featured all over the place!



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 Film Matching Glowup 

Join the Glowup


Lifetime Access

  • Immediate access to The Film Matching Glowup
  • Five modules
  • 5+ hours of education
  • Lifetime access
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group for the Glowup
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"It’s so nice to actually connect"

"Can I just sing your praises for a second!? I’ve taken a TON of education and while I have learned a lot, it was a little 'stuffy.' It’s nice to have two people that are real people! It’s so nice to actually connect."

 —Melissa C.


(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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