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How To Create Dramatic Skies

By Nicole Geraldine


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What to expect

This course will walk you step by step on how to bring your images to life in Lightroom Classic. Are you stuck and want to add more drama to your images? Say no more! You will learn my favorite go-to camera settings to make your skies pop. We will go over how important it is to style your clients, different lighting scenarios, Lightroom tools + brushes, and so much more!

I know, I know everyone says it... just go for it, you'll figure it out. That is true, but what about all the hard work, tears, and time that takes just to "get there" right? No one talks about that. No one tells you all the obstacles you will face alone and all the wrong turns you will take. Well, buckle up, because I am here to teach you all my Lightroom secrets, all my shortcuts, and everything else you need to know to get those skies popping while keeping your work cohesive. You will get there, you will achieve your dream work. You will find your spark again. I got you!

What you will learn

- What's in my camera bag? My go-to lens

- My go-to camera settings for those dramatic skies

- Wardrobe guidance for your sessions and why it is so important to take control of your styling

- Learn about my favorite Lightroom brushes + tools

- Learn how I achieve my bold and dramatic edits just in Lightroom alone

- Learn about the importance of a legal contract

- Navigate Lightroom tools

- How to add boldness and drama to your images

- How to use my brushes to add the finishing touches to your images

- How to set different camera settings for different lighting scenarios

- Why styling guidance is so important to create aesthetic images

- Why investing in a legal contract is essential when running a business


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Absolutely loved this course and did a session just a few weeks later! I even reached out to AnneMarie afterward for some pointers on lighting. She messaged me back and answered all my questions! Highly recommend!!

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This course is a MUST! It is tailored to all skill levels. Nicole is so detail oriented and makes it very easy to follow along. I highly recommend this course to everyone!

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Gaahhh! Nicole's course is amazing! I am already a big fan of her other courses and also did a mentorship with her. I love that as she learns new techniques and improves her skills, she continues to share her knowledge with others. Her new painterly preset that comes with this course is amazing and has been a great base paired with her brushes for creamy beautiful skin tones. I can't recommend this course and others from Nicole enough! <3

Aly Andrews

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I am just at the beginning of the course and already WOWED. The attention to detail, the step-by-step that lets me follow along, makes a world of a difference. I am learning so much about Lightroom already. Nicole is also just so soothing to listen to! I am such a fan girl, and can't get enough of her content. This course is a MUST <3

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This is not my first Brianna course. I wondered if it was worth the time and money to purchase another of hers and HOLY COW YES! I basically will be throwing away all of my photos before this course. Okay, maybe not, but I will go back for re edits. I’ve had so many photos that felt like man this has so much potential but I can’t quite figure out what it’s missing. This course fills in those gaps. 10/10 recommend (and the Lightroom/photoshop presets and actions are just perfection!)

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Thank you!

- 100 page, detailed downloadable PDF packed with remarkable information
- Get out of your comfort zone exercises
- 4 editing videos covering different lighting scenarios (sunrise, harsh lighting, golden hour, and blue hour)
- 1 extended behind the scenes clip
- Practice, create for YOU, and try new techniques from my course
- My model release form template
- Artist Introduction (Q&A)
- Sharing my go-to camera settings to make your skies pop
- Hand-painting your skies using Lightroom + adding the final touches
- How to keep your work cohesive when creating dramatic skies

**Presets NOT included**

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