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.


It's about time for a Kodak moment!

Listen, Kodak is the most versatile film stock on the market. That’s right, you hear me, Fuji who?!

But, let’s be real - when Fuji said they planned to stop making film everyone freaked out! Like, big time! Why? It’s because Fuji has beautiful skin tones and dreamy pastel colors. But mainly because Fuji can be crazy overexposed and still be beautiful, it was almost foolproof. But Kodak needs you to do a little more work to create your ideal "secret special sauce," aka your favorite tones and signature look. But it is possible!

And that's what we're here to teach you with the Kodak Glowup!

The truth is Kodak needs you to build a relationship with her, you know, get to know her a little. Scratch her back, and she will scratch yours. Not only will you fall head over heels in love with Kodak, but you will also be supporting a company that supports film, the film community, and film photographers! And that, that feels pretty amazing.

Come learn our best tips and tricks for how to handle Kodak in different lighting situations, metering based on each film stock, Kodak vision three knowledge, and be ready to be getting film gold with Kodak. Our goal is that you learn how to walk into any situation and confidently put Kodak in your camera. 

Learn how to ace Kodak film stocks—from light, to metering, to the nature of each stock, your Kodak work will be pure gold!


" I just got some fire scans in and it's all thanks to Jennefer and Charla!! I finally have all the confidence I need and am in love with my film work!"


The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

Module One

Why Kodak Rocks

  • Why Kodak is a Superhero!
  • How choosing your light affects Kodak
  • Shoot Kodak in any light
  • Learn each Kodak stock's attributes
Module Two

How to Rock Kodak

  • Learn how to meter for each film stock to achieve your personal style
  • Learn how to showcase Kodak film, with any skin tone, and any camera.
  • Handling tricky lighting situations, how to handle them with each film stock, and their differences.
  • Our tips and tricks we picked up from using thousands of Kodak film rolls!
  • How to kick ass with Kodak!

Why do we love Kodak? Well, it's because of Portra 160, Portra 400, Portra 800, Kodak Gold, Tri-X, Ektar, Ultra Max, Color Plus...

I mean, need we say more?! Nothing feels as good as being the boss of your images and growing as a film photographer by mastering each film stock and knowing how each one responds best to light and color. Kodak success is at your fingertips!



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 Kodak Glowup 

Join the Glowup


Lifetime Access

  • Immediate access to The Kodak Glowup
  • Two modules
  • 4+ hours of education
  • Lifetime access
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group for the Glowup
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