Behind the Scenes Volume 2: Ordinary to extraordinary with pullbacks and processing

with Candice Zugich, Kyla Ewert, Mae Burke, Elizabeth Blank, and Meg Loeks | Available for Immediate Download

BREAKOUT DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wondered how some photographers create their magical images? Surely it must be an amazing location with gorgeous light and magical processing all wrapped up in one image, right? In this Breakout you’ll go behind the scenes with five photographers to see how they make extraordinary photographs with ordinary locations and light! In over ten hours of video, you’ll see how Candice Zugich, Kyla Ewert, Mae Burke, Elizabeth Blank, and Meg Loeks create images from start to finish. You’ll see over seventy images– each image is accompanied by a video that includes the pullback, the straight out of camera image, and a processing video. As an added bonus, some of the videos include shooting footage and an opportunity to listen in as the presenters discuss their thoughts on composition, perspective and more– you’ll even see additional photographs and outtakes in some of the series!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

• How to make an ordinary location extraordinary through composition, perspective and processing
• How five photographers create images in their signature style
• How to transform any location– from urban to rural– into a beautiful backdrop for your subjects
• Processing tips and tricks that you can use in your own work (Lightroom and Photoshop)
• How to minimize a cluttered location through composition and perspective

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Meg Loeks lives just outside a small town in West Michigan with her husband and three little boys. She’s drawn to low light, color, environmental portraiture, minimalism and fine art photography. She’s most comfortable outside playing with her family, baking, snowboarding and reading a good historical fiction novel.

Mae Burke is a passionate homeschooling mother and artist. Using natural light in intimate environments, she captures the joy, peace, and fulfillment of motherhood that is often lost in the chaotic exhaustion of daily life through simple and emotive portraits. Her work can be found in photography websites and magazines around the world and on the cell phone screen-savers of mamas all over the US.

Proud wife to Tyler, blessed Mama to Atticus, Sullivan and Pepper, Kyla Ewert spends her days trying to take in their smallness, eating too many sweets, and surprised every day at 4pm that she still has to make dinner. She loves a good wheat ale beer, entertaining in her home, and chasing sunsets in her minivan full of kids and a camera bag. When she’s not taking pictures she’s charging her camera’s battery and making the most of these long days and short years.

Elizabeth Blank is a newborn, child and family photographer just outside of Atlanta, Georgia where she lives with her husband and three young children. Her work has earned international awards and has been published in both local and national publications. She holds a Masters degree in Education and truly enjoys being able to combine her background in that field with her love of photography when the opportunity presents itself!

Candice Zugich is an emotionally bound artist that finds the beauty in creating intimacy and connections through light and movement. Through her work she creates emotions that are valued from her subjects. Her work is created for those that seek something different.



95 Comments

  • Annie-Claude G . Garneau says:

    This is just WOW! Gives us so many ideas and we learn so much!! I’m so happy I found CM and all these great breakouts!!! Cant wait to put in practice everything I’ve learned!

  • kayla says:

    I literally just bought this, and I am going through it now and I am so happy I decided to grab it with one day to spare of the live break out so much great info and the ladies are so great !!!

  • Ariana says:

    I’m not even half way through all content and I’ve learnt so much. This breakout is amazing with so much information and lessons shared by some amazing and inspiring photographers. I can’t say enough awesome things about it.

  • marta_tururu says:

    Really helpful and a lot of inspiration! A lot editing videos that helps you very much. Another great thing is that there are a lot of extra material!!

  • Ashley says:

    I was on the fence about taking this breakout or not… i love meg loeks’ work so i broke down and decided to take it. AMAZING, so much information and all the instructors are great about explaining things and what a privilege to watch these ladies edit! This is a must have break-out for sure! You will not regret it…

  • Shay says:

    I was putting off purchasing this breakout, baby # 2 due any day and didn’t know if I would have the time (still dont) but after reading all the lovely reviews I gave in and could not be more thrilled! cannot wait to sink my teeth in this!

  • Maria Chechi says:

    My favourite photographer moms came together for this breakout and it couldn’t be more amazing and inspiring. Super happy that I ended up buying this BO. :)

  • Angie Rethwisch says:

    Run do not walk to get this breakout!! I have bought several breakouts including Kyla and Mae’s before purchasing this one and the combination of all of these fabulous ladies in one breakout for this price is amazing! It has been so fun to see the different styles of shooting as well as editing all in one package. I am a predominant Lightroom user and to see all the tricks you can do with the HSL panel has been enlightening. I have always been a preset tweaker and seeing how to edit without the presets has been eye opening. Mae said in one of her periscopes they are literally pouring their heart and souls into it and giving us the biggest bang for our buck and I truly feel it. They have included a great PDF as well as so many videos to show and teach you how to make an image come to life. I am so inspired! Bravo to all of these talented women and thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!

  • Terri says:

    Amazing breakout. These 5 ladies are inspiring, beyond amazingly talented, and so much more. You will learn so much from each one of them. They have so many tips that are invaluable when it comes to post processing. I took the breakout live, and all of them were so committed to helping, answering questions, and keeping us inspired. If you are seeking inspiration for shooting or processing, this break out is a must have.

  • Danyel says:

    This breakout has provided me with as much excitement and inspiration as a new piece of equipment! When I saw the final images I imagined gorgeous locations and was floored when I saw some of the pullbacks. These talented ladies can find one small corner of the world or pocket of light and make it look like a magical place with their composition and editing techniques. Each of the five photographers is featured in their own section of the PDF where it discusses a little about them, their favorite tips and tricks and displays several of their images with a pullback, SOOC image and the final edit. However, my favorite part of the breakout is definitely the hours of video content where they discuss the locations in detail and walk you through how they edited each image from start to finish without actions or presets! I would consider myself an intermediate photographer and, even with the five contributors having different styles, I picked up new information from each of them that I will use on a regular basis. Great investment!

  • Suzanne Hein says:

    I’m just going to copy the text I just sent to my friend.. it went like this, “Remember that online photography thing I was telling you about? Well, it’s NUTS! SO much information!! Live videos of these amazing photographers out shooting with their kids, editing, showing tips on everything! You HAVE to sign up! It’s only $50 and it seriously is enough info to be worth waaay more than that! I love it so much. My house is a disaster and my kids are eating out of the pantry because I’ve been glued to my computer, it’s THAT good!” xox

  • Tiffany says:

    I’m still going through the videos and the PDF when my kids are asleep. There is a lot of info and I can’t wait learn more. With these amazing photographers, and their generosity teaching their knowledges to us, my photography can only get better!

  • Carrie Hebert says:

    This breakout is absolutely amazing! If you loved Light Seekers you will LOVE this! So much helpful information from five very talented perspectives. Definitely worth the investment.

  • Chelsea says:

    WOW! Love this Breakout SOOO much. It was such an amazing and unique opportunity to see 5 different perspectives on location scouting, shooting, and editing style. There is just so much to learn from this breakout! It was amazing to watch the videos of each photographer and see that there are some commonalities, but that each of them is such an individual. I learned so much from this breakout, from putting more thought into the composition of my images when I’m shooting, to different editing techniques. This Breakout is packed with the knowledge of FIVE amazing women. This Breakout left me feeling inspired to experiment and create!

  • Dana L Neptune Cheney says:

    I am just a mom who loves to photograph my kids, I am always looking for ways to improve my skills. My point is, this Breakout is Awesome whether you are new to photography, dabble in it or are all out professional, this Breakout is for you. There is something for everyone and you can pick and choose what works for you. The information you find here is invaluable, it will definitely push your creativity. It will make you see light in a new way, and pockets of new locations to shoot in, as they say it allows you to see and take the ordinary and make them extraordinary, just from different angles and light, creating images you will be in love with. I highly recommend this Breakout for anyone and everyone, you get 5 well known professional photographers at your finger tips, you get a peak into their thought processes and sit along side them and watch how they edit their photos. I can’t say enough good things about. You get beyond what this breakout is worth in money. if you have been on the fence go for it even if its long since been over with you can’t beat it for the value of material you will be getting. Thank you so much Mae, Meg, Candace, Kyla and Elizabeth (listed in no particular order they are all awesome)!

  • Ashley DeStephano says:

    This breakout is amazing. So much information from each of the 5 artists! I was able to take away many pieces of usable information from each of their contributions. It was interesting to see how each works within a location and how they look for and use the light surrounding them. It’s one of my favorite BO’s to date!

  • Margie says:

    I got volume 1 and when I saw volume 2 I didn’t wait to buy it. This breakout is one that everyone should buy. The breakout comes with many videos and different styles for you to learn and try. The incredible amount of information and tips for taking your photos from ordinary to extraordinary is worth every penny. Very easy to understand and all the instructors take the time to answer ALL… yes… ALL the questions you may have. Thank you for teaching me how to edit better my photos and also teach me how to edit my photos without presets! Amazing! Thank you for inspiring me! Can’t wait for Behind the Scene Volume 3!

  • Robyn Leingang says:

    The amount of knowledge that these photographers share with us in such a candid and simple way to understand has been worth so much to me! What an amazing opportunity it’s been to learn from these ladies and to have them answer questions so throughly! Oh I am so blessed by this break out! It has really made me hungry to learn more! Thank you so so much ladies! If you need a push to get in this breakout here it is- you couldn’t be disappointed!

  • Magan Sheffield says:

    I’m in love with this breakout! So much great information! Seeing the pullbacks is really healpful. Seeing the different editing of each photographer is really helpful in trying to figure put my own style. Don’t miss out!

  • Denise Turner says:

    I absolutely loved this breakout. There are tons of information in the videos. All of the presenters have been super helpful with answering questions.

  • I have participated in a few breakouts and this is by far my favorite. The collaboration between all the amazing ladies is perfectly planned with so much creative and outside of the box, thought provoking information I will for sure be referencing back to in the future to come. Thank you so much!

  • Abbie W says:

    I am blown away at the instructors knowledge and ability to communicate and share their knowledge. Talk about going above and beyond what was expected!! Not only has my eye for location and eye for art improved tremendously but my editing skills have taken off as a result of this workshop. And I haven’t even gotten through half of it yet!!! This is exactly what I needed to take me to the next level in all aspects of shooting and editing. Money way well spent!!

  • Hthrnc says:

    This breakout is filled with so much information!! Only a few days to go & I’m only halfway through all the videos. Can we extend it please??? The instructors have been awesome! So glad I did this one!!!

  • Laurie DelFavero says:

    This breakout has been awesome! Everyone has shared so much helpful and useful information with us.

  • Amanda Irwin says:

    This is a fantastic class! Five amazing photographers share their photos, the locations where they shot those photos, and the process they took to edit that photo to perfection :) So many tips for capturing sweet memories in photographs — no matter the location! I’ve learned so much!

  • Morgan Regas says:

    You guys…..these ladies have been super generous with their creative knowledge, as well as super honest and real! This is my first break out session and makes me want it to not be my last. I would definitely encourage the photographer who has a basic understanding of the camera but just need some help seeing the beauty in a location or some direction with editing or some new tips how to be creative in their shooting to dive into this break out. The beauty is this is gaining access to the minds of five different photographers with different styles, personalities and specialties. It doesn’t matter what your style is, there is so much to gain from everyone of them!

  • Wendi Matt says:

    Definitely a must!!!

    I was trying to take a little break from breakouts but when I saw the presenters, I knew I HAD to get it. I love the information provided and really love seeing them edit. It’s nice to know how to use LR and PS, but really awesome to see how people edit because it opens your eyes to new ways you’ve never considered. The images are inspiring and I love all of the tips the ladies gave for being more creative when shooting. This is an absolute steal!!! Get it for sure!!!

  • Elizabeth says:

    This is an amazing breakout!!! There is a wealth of information and materials with a variety of shooting and editing styles. The instructors went above and beyond with this incredible breakout adding bonus videos and conducting live chats on Facebook and Periscope. I’ve learned so much from this breakout and can’t recommend it enough!!!

  • Lyngsey says:

    This break out is AMAZING! There is so much information and guidance from all these ladies. Not only do you get to see how they shoot, from behind the scenes, but you also get to see how they each edit. Candice, Kyla, Mae, Elizabeth and Meg all show you how they each edit their images. I was expecting to see how they each shoot but I also got to see how they came up with their final image… and their workflow. I’ve been shooting for a few years now and I always wished I had better shooting locations based on what I’d see from other photographers. This break out taught me that you can find a beautiful location to shoot in the least imaginable places and how to make the same boring location more interesting. Each of these artists are different and that’s the best part. It definitely got my creative juices flowing.

  • Miriam Hoffmann says:

    This was a wonderful breakout. I found the live run of it and having all the bonus stuff + Facebook videos most helpful. I really enjoyed the videos showing how the instructors actually shot. I’m excited to put some of the things i’ve learned to good use!

  • Silvia says:

    Amazing breakout!
    The videos are super informative. You learn a lot not only about how to shoot amazing photos but also how to edit them. what I like the most is how much I will be applying This on my every day to day. It teaches you how to turn boring locations into extraordinary photos! Most importantly, all the teachers, with their different styles have inspired I am sure each and everyone of the students in many ways. I know they have inspired me to take my camera every day and try out taking photos! So for that I would like to thank you all ladies!!

  • Jaimie Owens says:

    This breakout is SO GOOD!!! Tons of information here and this has been so inspiring for me to get out there and shoot! You get to watch these girls edit and see pullbacks of locations to help everything makes more sense. On top of the BO itself, they keep adding new bonus material! Im so excited to use all of these new editing skills I’ve learned!!

  • Kristen says:

    Awesome breakout!! Very informative and easy to follow material! You won’t regret buying this breakout!!

  • Kristine Esposito says:

    I am still a budding photographer but have always been drawn to the “magical” quality in certain images. These instructors were able to take rather ordinary locations and turn them into extraordinary and stunning images through post processing. I have learned so many little tricks, for both editing and composition, from this breakout. I have a toddler and month-old newborn at home, so I have been going through the videos at my own pace, which has been super helpful. A huge bonus, and one that I have been staying on top of, is all of the “extras” of the course. I have learned so much by reading the threads on the forums, by watching the live periscope and Facebook videos the instructors post, and by staying on top of the private Facebook group. You are getting way more than you pay for with this course and it has been absolutely invaluable and positively inspiring for me. I am so excited to see how my work is transformed as I practice all of the skills I learned in this course.

  • Houa Utech says:

    Such an amazing opportunity to learn from these incredibly talented women. I enjoyed getting to know each photographer through watching the videos and photos. Each photographer had her own unique way of doing things, whether it was how she related to clients to following her own personal style. I, especially, loved how each photographer normalized motherhood and the realities of juggling both roles of mother and photographer (artist). Thank you ladies for sharing all your ideas, positive energy, motivation and successes with the rest of us!

  • Annika says:

    This breakout is amazing. I didn’t expect such a wealth of information and materials. It’s like looking over a pro’s shoulder and getting detailed information why and how they are doing something. And this with not only one but five very different photographers. I have learned so much already and can’t wait to bring everything into practice. I am super impressed with the quality of this breakout.

  • What a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with 5 incredibly talented and very different artists. Each brings their own individual style and tips for taking your photos from ordinary to extraordinary. The shear volume of material makes this break out value for money, not to mention the insights you get into the process and thinking of these wonderfully experienced photographers. In hearing the differing voices of these five artists you feel encouraged to explore and find your own unique voice. They give you the confidence to try something different, something that might not be “technically perfect” but can be wholly yours and beautiful.

  • Karyn Nash says:

    What an incredible breakout! I just got this breakout yesterday, but I have already loved and learned so much. The best part about this breakout is the fact that it features 5 different photographers. Seeing how each utilizes their equipment to take pictures in ordinary locations and turn them in to works of art is inspiring. I can’t recommend it enough.

  • Cheryl says:

    So glad to be here. I have barely scratched the surface and can already tell this will be a game changer for me. I love the vast differences in style and workflow between the contributors and feel like this adds so much value. I think I will be revisiting these videos for a long long time.

  • This is by far the best breakout I EEEVVVEEER took. The girls are simply amazing, and give all their knowledge to teach us. Different styles, different editing videos, support whenever needed, and much much bonus material, I am thrilled beyond believe, really. I have profited sooo incredibly much, hard to describe. I really recommend this breakout to everybody, you will get so much inspiration – this is the one you need to literally have.

  • April says:

    I am only on the first few videos and loving this breakout already! I can’t believe how much I’ve learned and have already implemented with my editing. I also love how much the photographers talk about finding your voice – something I struggle with but now feel a renewed sense of passion about. Thanks for the great breakout ladies, can’t wait to delve in deeper!

  • Vivian says:

    These photographers are so inspiring!! They’re just the push I needed to keep on looking for my voice. Loads of useful information on tecniques, light, editing….and fabulous images they share to help us understand different styles and love for photography. A very recomended breakout. Go for it!

  • Erin says:

    These ladies are so amazingly talented, each in their own unique style! I am so glad I decided to join this breakout. I have learned so much already and they are so enthusiastic about teaching and sharing their knowledge. I love hearing each of their thought processes while choosing to shoot at a location and while their editing. This was definitely worth more than what I paid for it!

  • Shauna says:

    I have followed most of these photographers on IG for awhile now and to be able to take a breakout that includes ALL of them has been amazing! The amount of time and detail these five photographers have put into this is evident and I am so thankful they did because I feel like I have learned so much.

  • Rebekah Vos says:

    This breakout has been absolutely amazing and has done SO much to improve my creative eye in addition to offering amazing processing tutorials. As a new-ish photographer, I’m still finding my “voice”, but thanks to this breakout, I think I have found it. Each of the presenters has a very different, individual voice and there is something in this breakout for everyone. So, so SOOOO worth it! If you’re at all considering doing this breakout, do it! You won’t regret it!

  • Jantina says:

    This Breakout Session is AMAZING. This is my first class with Click and I like it. The instructors are all very attentive and help out whenever you ask. There is a lot of helpful information in this breakout! I would highly recommend it. This breakout helps you to embrace your own style. Each photographer has their own style and it shows as well as helps you to apply or tweak it to your photography.

  • Tahlia says:

    Hands down, worth every cent and so much more! This breakout is full of the best information for not only turning your average images into something beyond amazing but it also opens your eyes to things you may never have thought would make a difference.
    Talk about magicians revealing their secrets! Five absolutely amazing photographers, all with very different styles, take you behind the scenes with them so you can see everything from start to finish, from the pullback of the location to the SOOC photo through the whole editing process to the completed image – absolutely amazing and nothing short of inspiring! If that wasn’t enough, also included is interviews with each photographer giving you an insight into what they look for when finding a location as well as the tips and tricks they use to bring out the magic in their photos and much more!
    There are so many videos included that make you feel that you are sitting right there with them, watching every move they make as they edit away while explaining what they are doing and why they are doing it. Plus they added in footage from when they were on location, giving you a front row seat into their creative process!
    This breakout is so amazing that I am certain anyone and everyone, from beginner to professional, will enjoy it and possibly even learn something new – I know I have!

  • Crystal Dever says:

    This breakout is amazing!! To be honest I actually haven’t even had a chance to go through any of the material yet, (I’ve had sick kids) BUT, the bonuses are well worth the price on their own!! The instructors are doing private periscopes and Facebook live videos in our private group which are only available during the live run! They are open books… anything answered. So much fun!

  • Grace Medina says:

    This is an amazing breakout with so much information! There is hours of videos that will teach you so many new editing techniques. Also, the instructors really show you the ordinary locations they shoot at and show you how to take advantage of light, position, elements in your environment to make a great photo. Best thing is that all instructors are super engaged and answer your questions. So join live if you can! I’m super happy i purchased this!

  • Brittany Gunter says:

    Wow! This breakout has been such an amazing one! There are so many videos to watch and each artist has their own style and techniques which is so helpful to see! I haven’t even gotten through all of the materials and I have been blown away! This is just the inspiration I needed for this time of the year, you definitely won’t regret this purchase!!

  • Anna says:

    Oh My Goodness!!! This breakout has been so amazing. Getting to see all the different perspectives of such great artists making the most out of just ordinary locations has been so awesome. Being able to see all the pullbacks and final edits of these images, and getting to see each photographer edit in the videos has been so helpful, not just in learning new techniques, but realizing that sometimes it’s ok to play around with your post processing to get that final image that you had visualized when you took the photo. This breakout is just packed with such amazing information. I am so happy I purchased this breakout.

  • Kaela says:

    This breakout is amazing! The editing videos are so inspiring and make me want to play around with my own editing even more! You can take what you learn from the videos and put your own spin on it and develop your style. It’s so inspiring!! This breakout is definitely worth it! Hurry and buy it now :)

  • Adriana De La Cruz says:

    It is insane the amount of amazing material covered in this breakout! Truly such a phenomenal concept to have 5 amazing artist share their SOOC’s and show us step by step the amount of care and dedication to ensuring the image is worthy of their name. I am so happy I got the opportunity to sit through all the content, even reading about their process, from location scouting to weather questions was so cool! I cannot rave enough about it.

  • So I just started in this group and already I have learned how to use brushes in Lightroom, hand editing tricks in Lightroom and Photoshop. I have learned how to use window light, and low light which has been a struggle for me. I would always see how people could take photos of the dramatic window light coming in from the window and be unable to achieve it. I would take a picture, and not be able to get what I saw. This class has enabled me the tools to do that.

  • Murielle says:

    This is such a great breakout! Don’t spend too much time thinking about it, just do it! Especially before it ends to take advantage of interaction with these talented instructors! Five pros, five styles, you will find something for you in this breakout. They’re so open, responsive and generous with the info they give (via Periscope, FB, the forum etc…) I’ve never been so involved in a breakout! It is so informative and awesome!

  • Ginger says:

    I can’t say enough great things about this breakout. These instructors poured their heart into this. It’s such a wonderful way to see the different perspective each one brings with their unique style and creative vision.

  • Kim says:

    This breakout is SO GOOD!!! There is a ridiculous amount of information here: you get to watch these girls edit, and well as here how they think and shoot, and see pullbacks of locations to help everything make more sense. On top of the BO itself, they keep adding new bonus material! There are a ton of extra live FB videos, a FB page, periscopes, and extra editing videos. So worth it!!

  • Carissa Ranario says:

    Such great talent. Their work is inspiring and it is always amazing to see the final photo with the pull back to show you can make great photos by following the light even if its near a pile of dirt. Don’t miss this valuable breakout.

  • angelaE says:

    Great instructors and content!!

  • Rachel Hall says:

    I just want to say that if anyone is wavering – you need to join up now! There is SO much material here. I feel like I have learnt lots of new editing techniques but, more than that, seeing how five very different but equally fantastic photographers approach their images offers a real insight into how their unique style is achieved. One of my favourite breakouts so far.

  • Rachael says:

    This Breakout is jam packed with so much information! Each pro has a different approach to editing and there is so much you can take away from the variety of editing styles! What I find most amazing is how involved the instructors have been in providing feedback and additional information! From bonus videos to editing feedback and even support in other media avenues, the education they are delivering is beyond 5 stars! Thank you so much ladies for all of your amazing feedback and support!

  • Beth says:

    This breakout is truly stellar! I had very high expectations for this class, and I am happy to report that said expectations were blown out of the water.

    The extremely talented ladies- behind this class- have gone over and beyond. They have given so much of themselves and of their editing processes.
    Regardless if you are a beginner photographer or a seasoned photographer… I am 110% sure you will learn something new and also find yourself overwhelmed with the wealth of inspiration provided.

  • This breakout is 5 different workshops in one. Apart from the amazing materials that they have put together, they’re incredibly supportive as well. They motivates us to try what we’ve learned from them throughout the course and are happy to answer our questions. I’m so happy that I registered for this breakout, thank you dear instructors.

  • Ruth Ramos says:

    My brain is bursting with information. I’ve loving this break out. The before and afters are so inspirational. I have learned so much about editing and i’m looking forward to experimenting and apply all this new knowledge. The instructors are so differently from one another so it really does feel like your taking 5 breakouts in one. So worth it.

  • Amy Bergen says:

    What an amazing breakout!! It’s a lot of bang for your buck!! The photographers are amazing and have such unique styles. For me it’s the editing videos that are the most helpful part and I’m making my way through them ☺️

  • Heidi says:

    This is an amazing breakout! There is a huge amount of information and it is so well structured that I don’t get lost. I really appreciate the collaboration of five wonderful photographers with their unique and very distinct styles, and seeing how they create their imagery. I haven’t been through all the videos (there are SO many) but can already say that I learned lots about Lightroom’s HSL panel from Candice, love the clean, quick edits of Kyla Ewert (both color and b/w) and Elizabeth Banks’ videos are half a Lightroom class in themselves. I am very impressed, and super happy I bought this BO!

  • Amanda says:

    I’ve taken a lot of breakouts and this is definitely one of my favorites. The information is so detailed, yet easy to understand at the same time. I also appreciate the variety of styles from the instructors. They are each unique and though not all their styles are exactly similar to mine, there is something to be learned from each style that I can take back and incorporate into my own work. I’ve struggled with editing in the past and I’ve seen huge breakthroughs in my work just in the past few days.

  • Beth Cagnoni says:

    This Breakout is Incredible! With all the instructor and so much info, it’s like five breakouts in one. The videos are so helpful in learning new techniques…definitely the “how-to” of my favorite photographers. It’s like learning all their secrets. It very inspiring and I’ve been experimenting with things from every video I’ve seen. This is a breakout that you will keep coming back to again and again. There is just so much to learn and absorb!

  • WOW! I have been anticipating this BO for a little while now and the day it came out I got it and dove right in. There is SO MUCH information here. SO MUCH. It’s one of those breakouts you come back to time and time again. You don’t just read it and watch it once. You will remember an editing technique or a style of shooting and want to open it up again! You will learn something new from every artist no matter where you are in your journey. Each artist is uniquely different therefore every perspective makes you reflect on your own approach. You will see how five different people approach their craft and watch/listen to how they think through every little detail. This breakout is for anyone looking to push themselves creatively. It will encourage you to look at your own world in a different way. You will be surprised to see where some of these shots were actually taken!

    Sidenote about Elizabeth Blank’s underwater work: This was all new to me! Eyeopening to say the least! I had taken some underwater shots last summer that I couldn’t really figure out how to edit (because it is SO different editing underwater shots!) and honestly thought I got nothing good because the images didn’t look so hot SOOC. I watched Elizabeth’s video on how to edit underwater images and I learned SO MUCH. It’s totally different than regular editing and I would have never known to increase certain adjustments as much as she did. After I applied her techniques to my underwater work, I was so excited that I actually did get some cool underwater shots!

    Be prepared to be inspired and come out of this breakout with your own amazing shots! I have taken several shots during this breakout I would have never dreamed of if I hadn’t learned from these artists. You need this breakout. It’s a NEED! :)

  • Heather Palmer says:

    Wow! This breakout is AMAZING! I loved hearing the thought process behind each photographer & seeing their own unique styles. I also loved seeing pullbacks and how each photographer views light and uses it in their photos. I am a visual learner and really enjoyed the videos, I learned SO much watching each photographer edit their photos. Thank you for a great breakout!

  • Lisa says:

    I’m not sure I can add much more than what has already been said. The women in this breakout are all such beautiful artists, and it’s very cool to watch how they create their images. From their thought process going into a session, to location scouting, client interaction and editing – so many awesome editing videos. Even though each has their own distinct style, I’ve been able to take pieces of advice from each artist and apply it to my own work. I loved stepping behind the scenes with these photographers.

  • Leslie says:

    This breakout has been amazing. I can’t think of how many times I have thought about taking photos of my son, and then ended up putting the camera away because there was clutter, or who wants to see my couch one more time. Very inspirational to see how these 5 photographers take a hallway or cluttered room and still create magic. Soo many videos, but each of them are valuable in their own way. You hear about what drew them to the location, how they thought about the shots, and seeing the edits and hearing them explain their changes. I feel each video has given me an a-ha moment. Going to be great to save and go back and review these to see what hidden gems I missed the first time.

  • Nicole says:

    This breakout if filled with so much amazing information! i was on the fence about purchasing it but i took the plunge and i’m so glad i did. it has really been eye opening to see how these different photographers think, see and find light and locations to take there amazing magical photos. this breakout has gotten me out of my rut and truly inspired me.

  • Even though I haven’t been able to see yet all the videos, I’m so, so grateful that this type of workshops exist. Great moms and photographers, I’m looking forward to grab my computer every free second my kids give me and learn, learn, learn. I’m in love with it at the moment!

  • Ebony says:

    I couldn’t be more impressed with this breakout! I look up to every one of the instructors. They are excellent talents with so much knowledge to share, and they share so much! The amount of time they put into each of the editing videos is amazing, and there are so many videos. I am excited to look review them again and again!

  • Amanda says:

    Wow! The talent here is amazing! And you get an inside look as to how these amazing photographers interpret an image, compose it, and edit it. My favorite part is the diversity in the 5 different photographers. Each has her own style so you take away something from literally everyone. This is such a rich breakout for everyone from those just starting in the field to the advanced photographer!

  • Tracy says:

    I am not even finished with the first two artists’ videos but I have to write a review. This is my first breakout and I am so impressed! Such a wealth of information. Being able to watch as they edit and talk out their processes is not something you can get any other way. The pul backs and shooting videos are really helpful too!

  • Jennifer Chase says:

    I am loving going through all of these videos! It’s so interesting to see the pullbacks of all the amazing images, and seeing how each photographer edits to their own style is so fascinating and inspirational! Off to go shoot so I can practice some of the awesome stuff I’ve learned so far…

  • Liesel says:

    This is such a great breakout and I am not even a quarter of the way through yet! It is jam packed in so many ways: the beautiful PDF, heap loads of editing videos that have opened my eyes to even more there is to do in Lightroom, and each of the photographers being so dedicated in the forum and a private periscope group. It’s been great seeing five different ways of editing from five very talented photographers! Thank you ladies for an amazing breakout!

  • Devon Hall says:

    This breakout is a must have…for a fantastic price you get 5 talented and unique artists sharing their passion. The PDF is beautifully put together and an easy read; getting to know each artist a little better while learning their go to methods while shooting and their take on light and locations. Its a perfect visual tool that shares before/after and pullback images, giving you a glimpse of the space where their magic was created all the while leaving you inspired to get out and shoot. Then the editing videos, SO much valuable information in ALL the video footage you receive. If your anything like me, you are stuck in your own editing way and the thought of learning new tricks scares the crap outta you. Well having these talented ladies walk you through their editing was amazing and so insightful. And the fact you are learning from 5 different artists, all embracing their own, genuine style is really a bonus. Seeing these ladies in action and then watching them create their final images was really quite something and incredibly personable. I loved that about the breakout, it felt intimate. I was beyond thrilled to receive this breakout and it truly is everything I thought it would be…it did not disappoint. It is the most perfect way to start a new, creative year…go purchase this NOW, you will not regret it!

  • Dawn says:

    For the past 4 nights the first thing that I do once I put my daughter to bed is grab a glass of wine and sit in front of my computer to watch these videos. And if I had to pick a word to describe them I would have to say absolute Amazingness. I feel like I am getting a front row seat inside the minds of 5 genius photographers. They make it seem so simple and fun and make me want to edit every photo I have ever taken. The amount of information that I am getting from this break out is so worth the $50 and than some. I mean 5 photographers and tons of videos!….which by the way I am still going through and plan to watch again once I get through them all. Thanks so much for offering this break out to us. I am having a blast learning.

  • Emily H says:

    This is an amazing breakout! A must-have for any photographer!
    First of all, I love how it’s set up: Each contributor has been asked the same questions and has answered them so you get an idea of how they each go about doing their thing. Then after the questions, they all have a series of images that shows a pullback of the location, the original image and the edited image. Each series has a video that goes along with it where you can see how they edit them. I decided to work though this by artist, and loved learning completely from one person start to finish in her works. I also really love that each image tells you which video goes along with it–it makes it super easy to keep track and will be nice down the road when I want to rewatch a specific video!
    If you’re on the fence about this breakout, it’s time to jump off and get it. You will not be disappointed in the least!

  • As soon as this break out was announced i began to count down the days to 1/3/17! I follow all of these talented women via instagram and have always wondered what their process was behind their amazingly stunning images. I have purchased many many break out over the last couple years and this one makes the top 3 favorite of all time (candice and kyla’s being my other favs) that i will go back to over and over. It was great being able to learn new tips and tricks with locations and edits. you really feel like you are inside their heads and getting to learn how to turn an ordinary spot to an incredible image. i cannot wait to apply everything i learned to my own style, i will look at locations in a whole new way. Thank you ladies!!

  • Melissa says:

    What an ensemble of talented women! This breakout is AMAZING! Each and everyone of them poured their hearts into this and it shows. The pullbacks are fantastic and have already started inspiring me to shoot in places I have previously overlooked. I especially loved Kyla’s pullbacks and explanations of where she was & why and how she used the specific locations. I loved watching Candice and Meg meticulously bring their images to life. Their attention to detail, color, and light (while very different from one another in style) set them apart from other artists. Elizabeth also offers hours of fabulous editing but her underwater shoot was hands down my favorite of her videos. And Mae, hands down, makes the most of some obscure places. She make everything look and sound so simple in her editing. Mae has definitely flamed my fire in regards to stock photography.

    I cannot say enough good things about this breakout. It is invaluable. Every one of these women has taught me something new. It’s by far, the best breakout I’ve gotten from CM University to date. If you haven’t gotten it yet- DO! You will not be disappointed!

  • Noemi Hoffmann says:

    This BO is worh for more than what it cost. It’s simply amazing. All teachers are so helpful. I feel so much support from them. I’m glad I purchased this breakout.

  • I seriously love this Breakout! I’ve purchased quite a few breakouts and workshops from various photographers in the past and this is definitely one of my favorites. I am still trying to really find my editing style and I tend to just get pulled into actions and preset sales constantly. I learned a couple of years ago that there is no one single magic way to achieve the perfect photo. This breakout with all these incredibly talented photographers shows how different each person works. I’ve learned so much from these women and I’m so inspired by each of them. If you are struggling and feel like you are in a bit of an editing rut, buy this breakout! You really can find the beauty in everyday ordinary places and make something magical!

  • I am honestly blown away by this breakout. If you are like me, you already follow all of these amazing women, so to see them come together and create this incredible learning opportunity….well, it’s inspiring to say the least. This breakout is full of honesty and heart. I’m literally watching these videos at 1am (because my kids are asleep…I know I’m not alone on that one), and I’m dyyyyying for them to wake up so I can shoot! This was the push I needed to start 2017.

  • Emily says:

    This is by far my favorite Breakout yet. What an incredible amount of information for the money! It is invaluable to watch each photographer’s process, from the shoot (including pullbacks) all the way through to the final edit. Each woman definitely has her own style, and you can see exactly how she creates the lovely images we see, step by step, and even the mistakes that come along in the process, too! What I love the most is that each edit is done in Lightroom without any presets. This was so informative, and really gave me the confidence to edit my own pictures without feeling like I have to find a preset to do the work for me. It seems so simple now! I found myself torn between wanting to watch more from the bounty of videos, and wanting to edit my own pictures, using all that I have learned. I am so inspired!

  • Sarah says:

    I have been waiting to grab this breakout from the moment I heard it was being released, and it is beyond what I had been hoping for! I admire each of these amazing women for different reasons and even though I am not even close to getting through the insane amount of material, I have already learned SO much! It feels like you are sitting in front of the computer with each artist, getting a peek inside their brains and learning so many tiny little techniques, tweaks, and ways of seeing light that are going to have a huge impact on the way I look at locations and editing going forward. It’s like a workshop, mentorship, and processing course all in one! The different styles and perspectives are so helpful in giving me the confidence to discover my own style and what resonates with me as a photographer still relatively new in this journey. Thank you for pouring your hearts into this breakout, ladies. Just grab it. You will not be sorry:)

  • okay WOW I don’t even know where to begin! Okay I’ll admit I sat down to quickly download the material and maybe watch one video before picking up my girls from school and YALL I GOT SUCKED INTO this amazingness ha! So let’s be real, this breakout has hours upon hours of editing footage and for someone with the attention span of a gnat, that would not normally work…but you know why THIS WORKS IN THIS BO?! Because not only is it really useful information but it is really useful information from FIVE different amazing photographers! THAT’S 5 DIFFERENT ways of seeing light, and 5 different perspectives on editing, plus 5 totally different styles of photography! That is like 5 different breakouts in ONE! I started with Elizabeth’s video because I relate to her style of editing and not only does she share her step by step process for her clean edits but BONUS she shares an underwater edit that is just brilliant! Meg’s editing techniques are perfect for adding depth to your images and directing the viewer to follow where the light leads and Kyla is just spectacular at capturing emotion and movement. Candice shares tips for not only editing but things she looks for when scouting her own locations and mae…OH MAE! Her honesty and real world application were so much fun to hear and watch and her shooting videos were just perfection! Needless to say I was almost late getting the girls from school today :) This breakout is packed full of info that is helpful to any photographer at any level, i just love it!

  • April Kraus says:

    I love this Breakout!!! It takes you through the creative minds of 5 gifted artists and shows the whole process of how they make their art, from location scouting, all the way through to the final image! This is full of tips, tricks and insights that were so helpful to me.
    Each photographer has a style different from the next, so it’s really great for teaching you the different directions you can go with your shooting AND editing choices. It is great for someone who is trying to find their editing style because it doesn’t just show you one artist’s process.
    As they edit they discuss gear choices, location, lighting, inspiration, and they really let you in to what is going on in their head as they create. It’s also the perfect pick-me-up for your creativity if you’re in a slump from the “busy season followed by the holidays thing” that we photographers often have. I myself am in business and have been shooting for what seems like forever, and I still learned SO much from this breakout!

  • Laura says:

    So, this breakouts has truly been one of my best investments to date. It is so refreshing and exciting to see how women I admire and respect process, shoot and then edit their images. There are SO many little things I feel I have picked up on already, from simply a shortcut button in lightroom that I never knew about or ways to find new angles and pockets of light. The biggest thing I have learned so far is the importance of the colors panel when editing. Editing has always been my biggest struggle and fight as it just seems a bit overwhelming to me at times. But watching these ladies walk through and edit without just throwing a present on has been a true game changer for me! I feel like I am finally able to tweak and get my images the way I want and have envisioned them in my head. I have seriously been over the moon excited to get creative with my images and start shooting multiple times a day again!! I do not think there could be a better investment for your money!! (And they are throwing in AMAZING side opportunities such as getting your own images edited by them and portfolio reviews if you take it during the live run, not to mention the community you get within the forum.) So glad I purchased this and cannot wait to get through the entire bulk of videos!! :)

  • Lauren says:

    So when I initially downloaded the materials, I was so overwhelmed! There are over 80 videos! EIGHTY! So I took a deep breath and dove right in! And once I started, I couldn’t watch the videos fast enough!

    There is something so amazing about seeing how these photographers get their shots. Some shots are simple everyday shots, and others are those WOW images, the ones that make you wonder HOW DID THEY DO THAT? And this bundle let’s us see HOW. In addition to the behind-the-scenes shooting videos, there are in-depth, step-by-step editing videos for each image… without using actions and presets!

    So my quick overview of each artist… I think I identify most with Kyla’s shooting and editing style, and I picked up so many good nuggets of light and editing info from watching her work. Mae is so personable in her videos, and even though she doesn’t have a heavy-hand during editing, the small changes she makes has such an impact on her images. Elizabeth gives incredible variety with the images she walks through and the video of her editing the underwater image of her daughter was so amazing! Candice has such a cinematic style to her images and its interesting to see how she gets her look without using presets or actions. And Meg, her minimalist style to shooting and editing is so inspiring and watching her videos made my wheels spin with new ideas…I immediately wanted to go grab my camera and start shooting.

    So glad these artists came together for such a diverse and inspiring project!

  • As soon as I heard this Breakout was coming, I was so excited! I haven’t made it through everything yet but I have already learned so much. The videos are so great at learning how the different photographers edit and how to shoot in everyday locations but make your images look fabulous. I can’t wait to dive into the material more and join in the conversations in the forum!

  • Danielle says:

    This breakout is amazing. You are really able to see how each photographer thinks in regards to using different locations and light. I loved that each photographer has a different style and I was able to learn new things from each one and apply them to my own photography. This breakout comes with so many awesome videos which is so helpful for a visual learner like myself. The PDF is packed with pullbacks, SOOC images and final edits to show you exactly how they shot the images to their final edit. I feel that the breakout would be useful to both the beginner and a pro. I honestly can’t say enough awesome things about it.

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