Finish to Start: Working Backwards to Achieve Your Vision

with Kate Luber | Available for Immediate Download

Join Kate Luber in a Breakout that will teach you how to envision the final image before you even take the shot. You’ll go behind the scenes to find out how she breaks down her vision in order to find the tools necessary for a successful shoot. From choosing a location with the final edit in mind to working quickly and efficiently to manage a child’s short attention span, Kate will show you how you can you gather all of the elements to make that vision a reality.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

• How Kate breaks down her vision into smaller pieces and tackles them them one by one to bring her vision to life
• How Kate plans a shoot to execute an image quickly and efficiently to manage childrens’ short attention spans and so she can return to enjoying moments with her family away from the camera
• Learn how Kate selects locations and what she looks for in an ideal shooting location
• How Kate assesses her scene while shooting to plan her perfect edit
• Learn Kate’s tricks for drawing the viewer into an image and holding their attention
• Learn Kate’s favorite editing tricks to strengthen images
• Learn Kate’s tips for finding your processing style

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Kate Luber is a lifestyle and portrait photographer in Oklahoma City, OK. As a lifelong lover of ballet and the performing arts, her passion for photography was ignited when her two daughters were born. Kate loves finding and creating magically beautiful moments in her everyday life. Throughout her life, she has harnessed her analytical mind by breaking down simple and complex tasks and goals to make them attainable.



26 Comments

  • Paloma says:

    Kate’s Breakout – Finish to Start will be for a long time my favourite Breakout. I love her tecnical edition, is so simple! but at the same time make such a big difference and impact in her photography. I am not new in PS and LR but I her videos teach me a lot in a easy way, very well explained. Thinking in the finish image is so smart that I have changed the way I take my camera. Thanks Kate.

  • Lucie says:

    This is such a brilliant breakout!
    I have always admired Kate’s work and editing style. She is the queen of colour and the way she brings images to life is incredible. Put that together with the fact that she is one of the most giving person on the CM forum, always willing to offer cc and you know you are onto a winner with this breakout.
    There are beautiful editing videos. The PDF really makes you think about what you are looking to achieve in your work. Goodbye Randomness, hello Vision! ❤

  • Larissa says:

    I have often admired Kate’s work because she is such an intentional shooter, with clear vision and distinct voice. Her CC on the forums is that way, too, which is one of the reasons I knew her BO would be valuable. I really connected with her materials, since I often shoot hoping to meet my final vision. Her tips about planning and troubleshooting are so helpful, and her processing and shooting videos are terrific. I think the content will help a beginner photographer but also be valuable to people who are experienced, especially if you want to shoot with more intention, too.

  • Bruk Weisz says:

    This breakout is one of a kind.Kate’s PDF and all her editing and shooting videos are full of knowledge and practical information. Her constant feedback is on such a personal level I felt like I had a personal mentor.Thank You again I will definitely keep on referring back to this breakout very often.

  • Ellen Brantley says:

    This breakout is amazing! Kate adds color, tone and light to makes an image magical. Each editing video shows different ways to achieve these effects. There is so much information, I’ll definitely watch them several times! Even if children are not your primary focus, the editing information can be used with all types of photography. This is money well spent!!

  • Cathy Kuhlman says:

    You can’t go wrong! Seriously! This is a fantastic breakout and it keeps getting better on a daily basis! Finish to Start is much more than a portrait or life style tutorial. I haven’t shot a portrait in a very long time (landscape and macro are my passions right now) but I found something in every video and every edit, as well as in the PDFs that pertain to almost every type of photography. I had one ah-ha moment after another! Kate’s constant presence on the boards to encourage and answer questions is immensely helpful. The PDFs are thought-filled, easily understood and thorough. The editing videos are an awesome teaching tool as she explains the hows and whys of her editing choices.She has even added bonus videos since the class started to answer questions and share her knowledge and style of editing with us! This is, by far, the best $25 I’ve spent in a long time and maybe, just maybe, I might inspired to borrow someone’s kids and plan a shoot from Finish to Start!

  • Nancy says:

    This breakout is amazing! And for the price it is a must have regardless of what you photograph. The PDF is so inspiring and filled with so many gorgeous images. The editing videos are amazing!!! I’ve learned so much!!!

  • J'aime Davis says:

    I was so excited to take this breakout and it did not disappoint. This breakout has truly been amazing! If you love to edit or if you hate to edit, Kate’s editing videos will inspire you and take your images to the next level! She is very thorough and detailed and explains everything. What I enjoy is that she gives you her thought process and doesn’t hold anything back. You don’t just get a pdf of beautiful images, you get a pdf of beautiful images along with the SOOCs and notes. Yes! I also like the idea of going backwards in order to find our vision. It makes things easier and that is what I am going to do from now on. Thank you Kate!

  • Donna Stevens says:

    This has been a phenomenal breakout. Kate Luber is not only a gifted photographer, but she is a kind, generous and thorough instructor. I learned so much from watching her process through her great editing videos which has really helped me better understand how to cultivate and create my own personal processing style. I’m in awe of the tremendous amount of time, energy and information provided. And Kate’s images themselves are a inspiration all by themselves. Don’t even blink….just buy this breakout. It’s THAT good!

  • Shilpa says:

    Kate is an amazing artist and she explains in detail her process in creating truly remarkable work. The shooting and editing videos are filled to the brim with tips and tricks that can be applied to one’s own work. She is an excellent teacher and her breakout is filled with a wealth of information that inspires you to push your creativity. I know I’ll continue to learn from it.

  • PattyL says:

    Run, Don’t Walk to Kate’s breakout Finish to Start. No matter what kind of photographer you are, you’ll come away with tips, tricks, ideas and an excitement to try them out! Kate has great vision and a wonderful teaching style. She puts 110% into this breakout, a truly polished product. She is quite generous with all the information she includes, and really gets you thinking about what you want to produce, no matter whether you’re shooting people, landscapes or flowers. I’m so glad to have all of this to refer back to whenever I want – there’s so much to take in. I just love this breakout, and I’m sure you will too!

  • Jillian says:

    Finish to Start by Kate Luber was my first official live breakout session and I am so thankful I signed up! I have always admired Kate’s gorgeous imagery and to see her SOOC images and how she transforms them into beautiful works of art is so inspiring. I learned so many different tips to apply to my own images and I loved how active she was on the forum through answering all of our questions, giving us bonus content and even doing critiques of our images over the course of the breakout! Kate’s pdf is full of so much information and her videos go into great detail so you can really apply the techniques you are viewing to your own work. This is a breakout you don’t want to miss!

  • Jillian says:

    This breakout has provided such a wealth of both information and inspiration and I’ve loved every single minute of it! I’ve picked up so many editing tips and tricks and this breakout would be worth it for that alone. Added to that though, there are the beautiful pdfs which help explain the thought process which goes into making a great image and how you can break down your shooting into manageable steps to help achieve your vision. I’ve been able to apply what I learned here to both images of my little girl and my wildlife images. Of course there are also Kate’s beautiful images throughout, which provide so much inspiration and helped me out of my latest creative rut!

    Finally, it should come as no surprise, having been helped numerous times by Kate on the CM forum, that she was also constantly present and available to help out on the breakout forum too. I can’t say enough great things about this breakout and feel so fired up and full of ideas and new tricks up my sleeve!

  • Maria says:

    I am loving this breakout. The Pdf is full of good ideas and tips, but what I really love is the tools she provides for ps and the videos, both the processing and the shooting ones. I am so poor envisioning photos that this bo is really inspirational for me.

  • Jessa Kandybe says:

    I’m so glad I purchased this breakout. Kate is an amazing photographer. In this breakout she shows you how she captures her vision. I especially love her editing videos. I have learned a ton already and I”m not not done with the material yet!

  • Karen Koenig says:

    I’m loving this breakout!! Kate’s talent and style shine through in her photography and this peek inside her process is extremely helpful to anyone looking to make their photographs stronger. She’s very helpful within the breakout giving simple but effective ways to make a photo tell the story you want it to tell. I will be referencing this info long after the breakout closes. My favorite part is the editing videos — so well done and packed with information. I’m already using several of the tips she covered. Highly recommend.

  • Amanda says:

    I just finished up working through this Breakout (in record time, I might add!) I am addicted to breakouts and sometimes don’t even finish them, but this one was soooo good I just crammed it in whenever I could find a spare few minutes. I’ve always been a fan of Kate’s work and her tutorials on the forum. When I saw that she was doing a BO, I truly didn’t want to get it! I didn’t have the time or money for yet another breakout, but I caved! I’m so glad I did! I really enjoy editing in Lightroom and Photoshop and love learning new techniques that I haven’t seen before. I’ve felt that lately most of what I’m seeing are things that I’ve already seen and use. I’m hesitant to buy any editing tutorials/classes because I don’t want to be disappointed that I didn’t learn anything new. But I have to say that I really need to go back and watch Kate’s tutorials AGAIN so that I can take notes this time! She packed each one with cool tips and tricks for making your vision for your images become reality. I’ve already enjoyed the results on a few pictures that I’ve edited using what I’ve learned. I definitely highly recommend this breakout, especially if you love to explore new editing techniques.

  • Iris says:

    I knew that the breakout “Finish to Start” with Kate Luber would be amazing. Although I do not have small children or children are the focus of my photography, I have picked up some very valuable tips and tricks for my own photography.

    Kate truly is a master of capturing the moments. Her use of light is stunning. Even if you are not used to using Photoshop for your editing, Kate makes it very easy to follow along in her editing videos. Her philosophy of imagining the finished image is a great way to pick up your camera with intention.

  • Sarah Posehn says:

    Kate is such a generous and inspiring mentor who has written a breakout that truly challenges all of us to slow down a little and think about the elements that will make an image stronger and more unique. As a lifestyle/documentary type shooter, I often just aim to capture what is in front of me in the most beautiful way I can think of in that moment, and then hope for the best! Kate’s breakout gives me the tools I’ve been needing to try and up my game a little and improve the quality of images I’m creating without changing my own photographic voice. This breakout is well worth the $25, the shooting and editing videos are so helpful and the PDF is something I will be referring back to often. Jump in while this one is live so you don’t miss the extras!

  • Samantha says:

    Fantastic breakout! The imagery is so stunning that I am having a hard time concentrating on the material. Go buy it! You won’t be sorry.

  • Sandi says:

    Finish to Start is such a wealth of information. Kate holds nothing back and being a huge fan of her work makes this breakout a must have for me. Finish to Start is such a brilliant way to think before taking portraits. It has completely changed the way I photograph. And the bonus videos and information on how she edits has improved my editing skills tremendously. You will definitely want to sign up now why it’s live because you’ll have Kate to help you with any questions you may have. She is a wonderful teacher and has a way of putting things into layman terms to make them easier, even for people like me. I was really surprised how much information she has put into this breakout.

  • When it comes to anything photography related, I am a fly by the seat of my pants type person. I’m terrible at planning anything – especially since I’m a full time working mom and only have so much time to devote to shooting.

    I have always been a huge fan of Kate’s – not only because she too is a full time working mom, but also because she somehow finds the time to make stunning images of her children. Images that have both a lifestyle and fine art quality that are truly breathtaking.

    When I heard that Kate made a breakout devoted to her process and vision – I knew this breakout was made just for me.

    This breakout is packed with techniques, inspiration and goes into amazing detail about how to get the shots you want – from Finish to Start. If that wasn’t enough, she also shares her editing process in detail. She is a very generous teacher and holds nothing back in this breakout. It’s clear she put her heart and soul into this.

    Knowing how active Kate is on the forum and how open she is, I honestly expected a lot from this breakout – and she absolutely delivered!!!

  • Jennifer says:

    I have been waiting for Kate’s class to arrive and it did not disappoint! I can relate to her as a mom and a photographer and her tips along the way are spot on! She gives you instructions on how to envision and execute a variety of photos and gives some great exercises that got me to pick up my camera. Almost all the images she posts in the pdf give her thinking behind them and also her settings. She has numerous before and afters but for me the editing videos were where I learned the most from her! She is an open book, gives great critiques and is very active in the forum, so I really feel it is a benefit to take her class during the live run. Go sign up!!

  • Anita says:

    I can’t say enough how much I recommend Kate’s breakout “Finish to Start”. Kate really knows her craft and she gives you the tools to bring the images to life making intentional choices long before pressing the shutter. This breakout is so well put together. It is incredibly rich in reading materials and packed with lots of inspirational content. Taking this breakout will definitely give you a freedom to get more creative with the images. If you are looking for a way to become a master in post-processing plus get confident with it, Kate takes you through her thought process on how to get the final image that can match that magical vision you want. The videos are my favorite part of the breakout, where Kate shows how to put thought behind the editing. She also gives all the tools necessary to create and then encourages you to learn the techniques and incorporate those into your own style. I highly recommend to sign up for this breakout if you would like to express yourself through editing and take your pictures from beautiful to terrific!

  • Eileen says:

    I have been looking forward to Kate’s breakout, Finish to Start, since I first heard it was coming out. Kate is such a huge encourager on the forums and her work is so beautiful. I am loving it so far! I haven’t even made my way all the way through it yet, but I am finding reading about her process fascinating. Her imagery is completely gorgeous and inspiring. If you follow Kate’s work at all, you also know she is a Photoshop wizard I’ve found that I have picked up a lot of processing tips through breakouts and this breakout is worth the processing tips and tricks alone! Kate is so creative and thinks through her process literally from start to finish (or finish to start ;) ) and processing is a huge part of that, from clicking the shutter to the final image. I am looking forward to trying some of her Photoshop tips on my own work.

    Kate is really present and active on the forum. She truly wants everyone to learn and grow. So if you are thinking about clicking “buy” for her breakout, during the live run would be a great time to do so.

  • Tiffany says:

    Kate’s Breakout – Finish to Start – is such a unique and fresh perspective on photography. I really love her explanation of vision and the elements that make up our vision. Her PDF is full of amazing eye candy and I felt so inspired after reading it. I really love her photographic style and how she shoots both candid and created moments – and she discusses this process in detail for us. For me the best part of this breakout is the editing videos – 3 minutes in and I was already learning new things! Kate is a master of transformation and I loved getting a peek into her brain and thought process while she edits. I also learned lots of new tips and tricks for editing my own images. The bonus PDF is also full of awesome information – it’s all about finding your processing style – which I think a LOT of us struggle with! Kate is such an incredible artist and visionary – each of her images tells such a strong story. She is a huge inspiration to me and her breakout exceeded all my expectations!

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