How to Create Dramatic Skies in Lightroom

with Nicole Geraldine

This course is for...

...Any level photographer (beginners to advance). 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 will you 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

Please note: For this course, you will need the latest version of Lightroom Classic and basic Lightroom knowledge. My presets are not included with this course and are only offered through my mentorships and workshops. you will be able to purchase My Keel Sol brushes for 20% off with a special BEC coupon code located in the course instructions.
 

Let's get these skies popping and spark that creative soul inside of you!

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Course Outline:

  • 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

Are you ready to dive into my world?

 

What's Included?

PDF

  • 100 page, detailed downloadable PDF packed with remarkable information

Exercises

  • Get out of your comfort zone exercises

Editing Videos

  • 4 editing videos covering different lighting scenarios (sunrise, harsh lighting, golden hour, and blue hour)

Bonuses

  • Practice, create for YOU, and try new techniques from my course

  • My model release form template
     

Exclusive

Limited Time Offer

  • Rceive a coupon code for 20% off the Keen Sol Brush Pack located in course instructions.

BTS Video

  • 1 extended behind the scenes clip

LIVE SESSIONS

  • 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

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"It’s only after you have stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform." -Roy T. Bennett

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Meet Your

Instructor

Hello, you beautiful human! I am Nicole, a Published Emotive Lifestyle photographer in Northern Virginia + beyond. Capturing a family's authentic moments is my jam. Those moments that we often overlook and sometimes wish we could get back. My style has a mix of bold colors with a slight touch of moodiness. I love dramatic skies and fields of tall grass with a beautiful sunset in the background. I am a mom, friend, and adventure seeker. I am super bubbly, energetic, and a very optimistic person. I live by this motto "kindness is free, so sprinkle it everywhere!" SO, YES I HAVE A BIG HEART! Many know me as the photographer with the strong Latina accent! Ha! And I love that! I don't like boring and I know my accent adds that little extra spark to my personality.

 

Now, let's talk about my passion that turned into my full time job. It all started in 2017 when my daughter was born. Just the thought of her growing up made my mama heart hurt. I wanted to freeze time but I had no clue how. I wanted to hold on to even the littlest moments. One day, I picked up my brand new camera that was still in a box collecting dust in my closet and I just completely fell in love. I discovered the art of storytelling through photos and started creating my own little memories.

It almost felt like I was freezing time. I started capturing every single moment of my journey as a new mom and of course every milestone in my daughter's life. My camera became my little escape. I have never put it down after that. Now, here we are not only capturing my own memories as mama of two, but also doing the same for others. I believe every mama out there deserves beautiful memories of their tiny humans, because believe me when I say, "The days are long but the years go by so fast." Don't blink and let's create magic together!

What are Student's Saying?

"By far the best informative course I ever took. Thank you for sharing camera settings in different light scenarios as well the way you break it down gave me so much understanding. Not to mention the brush set...its on fire 🔥 thank you so much! If you have not signed up for this I can only say... DO IT you will not be disappointed at all. So much information!!!"

Karola Lassise/ BEC Student

"Nicole’s course is sooo informative!!! This is my 4th or so course from BEC and they just get better and better! She shares her camera settings and even encourages you to get out and practice! Such a GREAT course!!!"

Kashia Courville/ BEC Student

"Absolutely loved this course! The sky brushes are hands down the best and immediately made my images just pop when I applied them!! Nicole’s videos were so clear and precise and she had the sweetest voice to follow along to! Definitely recommend getting this course for such a steal of a price with everything included you won’t be disappointed! 🤩"

Samantha Martin/ BEC Student

"Oh my GOSH! Nicole literally put her heart and soul into this course! I just got through the pdf and am about to start scheduling the exercises she created. This course is by far the best one I've purchased from BEC yet. She is thorough in every aspect and gives you SO MUCH info + tips and more; from every page of the pdf to her brush pack! Don't miss out on this course y'all! Get it now!"

Christian Culbreath/ BEC Student

"If you are on the fence about this course just stop & run to purchase it NOW. All the material, tips & tricks Nicole gives in her course definitely is worth more than $50! I stayed up till 4am reading & watching everything & I cried when she pointed out some things I have been struggling with since I went full into my photography & reminded me I'm not alone & I can do this. The tips/tricks she gives have definitely helped me find my style & don't even get me started on her brush kit that right there is GOLD! This course will definitely relight that fire deep down in your artistic heart & even get you to step out of your comfort zone. 10/10"

Joselyn Mazewski / BEC Student

"First of all...HOLY SMOKES!!! I haven't even finished running through the entire course & MY GOSH I'm beyond happy that I made this purchase!! I very much love a good emotional picture but when you add drama to that sky WHOOOA! Not only are Nicole's brushes amazing, but beyond the course, the encouragement, motivation, candidness & support she provides is just incredible! Do yourself a favor - purchase the course & go buy her brushes!!!"

Jess Bojorquez / BEC Student

"Nicole's course has been so unbelievably helpful! I have wanted to achieve beautiful skies for so long and I feel like with her INCREDIBLE brush pack- I am adding so much to my photos. Not only is she talented, she is incredibly warm and helpful if you have any questions. 10/10 recommended!"

Raelynn Prokop / BEC Student

"Very thankful for this course! This course is jammed packed with style, action, and creativity. I was able to bump up my photography game a lot behind the scenes and offer more to my clients, not just with the editing aspect but the giving. I really feel like Nicole and I are alike as a person and I would love to showcase myself more. Thank you Nicole for your help and the love you've put into this! I see your heART!"

Diana Lopez / BEC Student

"This course was great - the brushes ALONE are worth 5x as much as the course plus the added value of the video edits, the PDFS, its truly an incredible value and definitely elevates the editing game but gives you more confidence in your shooting. I love that it comes with a homework sheet so you can practice the things you learned!"

Holly Hemphill / BEC Student

"You guys! As someone who very selectively spends money on the education side of the biz...this was worth every penny! Everything included in this course was to the point and immediately useful! What a difference having this content has made already in my post-processing!!! And the brushes are the freaking bomb!!!!!!! Thank you Nicole for putting this together and making it worthwhile!!! I just loved it!"

Jennifer Emery / BEC Student

"This course is worth more than $50. The videos and the PDF cannot be valued! I learned so much from Nicole and am grateful for her openness and willingness to share her talents so openly with us. This course and BEC has been a game changer for me."

Katie Leclerc / BEC Student

"So far Nicole's course has been my favorite course. Why you ask? Because you get way more than help achieving Dramatic Skies. This course was like an all inclusive for me. She discusses how to find your style, she shares her equipment, goes over what she does during her sessions, and so much more. Not to mention she includes a 1 to 1 zoom session and she is the absolute sweetest human ever. I promise you it will be the best 50 bucks you spend."

Ari Smith / BEC Student