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The Wonders of Water

By Brianna Merritt


Lesson Title

What to expect

In this course, we are going to dive into how water works with light, Go Pro underwater photography, session prep for beach sessions, and so much more. You’re going to get insight to how I direct sessions, what I do when something doesn’t go as planned, and be inspired to turn yourself into a mermaid with a camera. You will receive detailed behind the scenes videos of myself directing sessions and encouraging clients. I will be filling you in on how I adjust my settings during sessions, how I utilize creative angles, and how much thought and care I put into valuing the safety and boundaries of the families in front of my lens.

Have you considered adding value to your sessions, perfecting your settings, and becoming a mermaid all at the same time? With my years of experience and success I can help you become the artist you want to be. If you want to have fun and learn, this is the course for you!

What you will learn

​- How I direct sessions and encourage my clients 

- How I style sessions including maternity, family, and motherhood

- My settings and how/why I adjust them 

- Tips on shooting in the water and underwater

Session prep advice for you and your clients

Session Flow

How to adapt to changes in plans or unexpected situations during your sessions

How to expose for the sky without sacrificing skin tones

Fun ways to incorporate straws into summer sessions 

Using light, angles, and direction to elevate your session experience and storytelling


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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 downloadable PDF
- 4 creative challenges
- 3 voice-overs behind the scenes sessions
- Using objects to create interesting images
- 10% off a mentorship with myself
- Session Prep guidance
- Session Direction guidance
​- Adapting to the unexpected
- How I resize images/extend backgrounds for social media
- One Editing Video

**Presets NOT included**

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