Power of Color

with Brianna Merritt

This course is for any photographer. We are going to dive into editing with bold colors and rich tones along with editing for those who like a moodier and more neutral vibe. You will learn new things in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop. It is time for you to break out and be the photographer that you are yearning to be, and I am here to show you what that process looks like and how to stay consistent. If you’ve ever wondered why presets work for other photographers, but you can’t seem to make them work for you, I have the answers.

I love being an educator! It is going to be so fulfilling to watch all my students take off and stand in their own light. It is time for you to stop watching from the sidelines, watching what everyone else is doing, and CREATE your own magic.


What students will learn:

  • How to use the HSL panel in Lightroom + Camera Raw

  • How to alter multiple colors to make a new color

  • How to perfect skin tones

  • How to use Split Toning

  • How to make colors pop

  • How to use HSL alterations in Photoshop

  • How to use layers in Photoshop

  • How to mask adjustments off subjects in Photoshop

  • Creating your aesthetic from start to finish

  • Using styling choices to create better edits

  • Editing with my Floral Vibes Preset Pack + my freshly released Cottagecore Preset Pack

  • Masking in Lightroom

  • How to create your brand colors and stick to them

  • Create your own actions and brushes

  • How to check your white balance

Course Outline:

  • Using the included Lightroom brushes

  • Using the included photoshop actions

  • Covering masking in Lightroom and photoshop

  • How to batch edit in Photoshop

  • How to create actions in Lightroom and Photoshop

  • Session Process start to finish

  • Discussions on furthering your education

  • Editing with my preset packs (purchased separately)

  • Styling

  • Split Toning

  • Using HSL sliders to create new colors

  • Using HSL sliders to fix skin tones

  • Neutral and Moody edits

  • Bold and Colorful edits

  • Why white balance is so important to get right

  • How to be consistent with your brand colors

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What's Included?


  • 100 Page Downloadable PDF


  • 2 PDF guides for styling your clients

BTS Video

  • BTS video of a family session outdoors with bold color palettes

  • BTS video of an indoor family session with neutral styling


  • Video explaining mentorship options to further your education

  • Video on how to encourage your clients to wear the right wardrobe & how to handle disagreements on styling your clients


  • Editing videos with neutral tones and editing videos with bold colors 

  • Editing video covering split toning + hsl sliders

  • Editing video using camera raw 


  • Lightroom Brush Pack

  • Photoshop Actions


  • Batch Editing

  • My workflow for the entire client process, including editing

  • Culling


  • PDF  Audio Reading


Meet Your


I am Brianna. The one-woman show behind Brianna Merritt Photography. I am a believer in striving to be a better you every day. I want to be the kindest person in the room, but I also want to be the most forgiving person in the room against the odds. If you’re into sweatpants being your everyday attire, The Home Edit being your personality trait, and hot coffee, then I am pretty sure we are best friends.

I love being an artist and creating beautiful images for all my families. There is not much better than hearing how much fun a child had at their session or see a mom’s face light up when she receives her gallery. I am in love with that feeling. I crave it.

Being an educator has brought even more fulfillment into my life. I enjoy helping another peer put together the pieces of their own puzzle. Being able to view these journeys from a closer perspective is a value to my life that I hold delicately.

“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person's life. – Jackie Chan

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