Beyond The Shoreline

By Letha Imboden

... to add something completely unique to your sessions? Do you want to elevate your client experience by providing something out of the ordinary? Welcome to your introductory course into water photography! Specifically designed for any level photographer who has a basic knowledge of how to change camera settings and wanting to add something a little unique and out of the ordinary to their image portfolio.

​Deciding to dive into water photography is exciting and exhilarating! It also can be overwhelming with the amount of knowledge to be found. In each chapter, I break down every step and procedure for you; this course is designed to help you get a head start in the “how-to” and into the water quickly and safely while keeping you just beyond the shoreline.

- I’ll share what gear and camera settings I use to create unique images
- A basic understanding of how different light scenarios work with your images above and below water
- How to prep your clients for their water session with you
- A deeper understanding of the density, coloring, and behaviors of water and how it effects your images.


Creative Course

For Any Level Photographer

(Beginner to Advanced)

What will you learn

    - My journey with water photography including why I started, what I started with and why I switched things up.
    - What to look for in your surroundings, checking tide maps and how to keep you and your client safe
    - I’ll share some of my favorite water and weather resources
    - What gear, port lens and camera settings I use to reach my desired look
    - An introduction into ports, trays, grips, extensions, clamps, silicone grease, lighting, and repellants and much more
    - Why wardrobe is important and how I prep my clients from clothing to water safety
    - Handling rough waters and making the most of unpredictable weather
    - BTS video of day session with a family to show how light effects your underwater shots
    - Full behind the scenes video during a sunset session with a couple.
    - Two editing videos showing the difference between editing for day and evening
    - Editing images for underwater shots, the difference between coloring in and out of the water.
    - Breaking down wavelengths
    - Taking care of your gear and clothing post session
    - Presets and brushes I use
    - Editing tips to “clear the water” of backscatter and ways to embrace water spots

Whats Included

    - 121 page, detailed downloadable PDF
    - Full edit of 3 images taken during the day
    - Full edit of 3 images taken during sunset
    - Videos are available in Closed Captioning

    - Shoot in the day and in the evening
    - Shoot underwater
    - Shoot underwater looking up
    - Try shooting a split shot
    - Catch a wave in motion

Kinsey Evans

"We ourselves feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." – Mother Teresa


Emma Emma

Oh my word. Annie was AMAZING! I went into this mentorship hoping to gain a bit more insight into editing and session flow but had no idea I was going to walk away with as much new knowledge as I was given. Thank you SO so much!

Brittany Grubbs

I was so excited to see my girl Annie teaching with BEC. I did an editing mentorship with Annie a year ago in 2021 and she has grown so much in her craft- that now I wanted to learn from her! I believe in education and that we all have something so magical to offer. Annie is the queen at in home newborn sessions. Although I feel pretty comfortable in my in home newborns-I wanted to soak in a little of her brain because every post I am ooooing and awing at her photos. My goal was to see how she processes her session workflow. I LOVED her mention of outdoor shots of the home. I think it's easy to get hung up on not moving around a space and she really shows how much variety a gallery can have with the amount of space and environment is available! Highly recommend this course for anyone who needs a little inspiration to get out and shoot a lifestyle newborn session!

Keisha Mingus

Oh my goodness! I am so glad I purchased this! It is going to be a game changer! If you're up in the air about purchasing anything from Nicole don't think about it just do it! I have no doubt this will help me grow on my photography journey! Thank you Nicole!


I am so thankful for this course. I really love how Nicole teaches, it's so easy to follow and her tips have been amazing! I 1000% would recommend this course to anyone! Oh and the presets and brushes are " chefs kiss " 💋

Tara James

Love love love this course! So excited I got it! This takes my photography to the next level! Thank you for doing this!

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