Explore to Create: A Guide to Magical Child Photography with Nicole Kost

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Create artful images with purpose.

Go behind the scenes with Nicole Kost to see how she creates beautiful photographs from everyday moments.  You will receive an in-depth description on how Nicole uses weather conditions, light, color and composition as key components within her work. From using  reflections and skies to working in all types of light, Nicole will tell you everything that you need to know to create artistic images from the everyday. Follow along with her editing videos that will take you through her post-processing. Creative exercises included will help you learn how to explore both indoors and outdoors to make the most of the moments you create.

what you’ll get:


An inspiring and image heavy 120+ page PDF detailing how Nicole creates and captures moments through exploring what’s around her


6 editing videos showing a variety of different types of lighting

A few of the editing videos also contain Nicole’s process on extending the canvas and removing unwanted objects within the frame


1 bonus pdf on how Nicole decides what gear to pack for hiking/traveling/daytrips

2 Lightroom Presets (Nicole’s basic adjustment workflow & turn greens into a subtle and beautiful green for grass, trees, etc.)

*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.

what you’ll learn:


Learn Nicole’s editing process in Photoshop and Lightroom


How Nicole uses a variety of compositions to bring her images to the next level


How to use color effectively in your images


From full sun to low light and everything in between, you’ll learn how Nicole uses light creatively


Learn how Nicole uses her home, backyard, locations around her, and even the weather to create her images


Go behind the scenes with Nicole to see how she creates moments and captures them

about your presenter

Nicole Kost lives in the countryside of North Carolina with her daughter and husband, who is also her high school sweetheart. She is mostly a natural light photographer who focuses on children portraiture, nature and landscape photography. When she is not photographing the world around her, you can find her exploring the great outdoors through hiking and kayaking. 

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  • 5
    Thank you so much for this!

    Posted by Wafa Deshmukh on 3rd Apr 2019

    I ordered this last night and was going through the pdf and a few minutes of the editing video. I am a beginner and still trying to learn manual mode but everything is so well explained and so simple. I am excited to to work on the exercises in future and take better pics of my daughter..

  • 5
    This breakout is full of so much information.

    Posted by Danielle on 3rd Apr 2019

    It is absolutely wonderful for both the novice and pro! I loved the PDF with all the different info that could be applied to not only child photography but other genres as well. Nicole did a wonderful job walking through her editing and I loved watching how she shoots. She truly does create magic and I loved how she didn’t hold anything back in her breakout. There are so many different exercises to help you work throughout the material. I am so happy I got a chance to read it!

  • 5
    Nicole, breaks down her process in simple to follow directions.

    Posted by Mickie DeVries on 3rd Apr 2019

    I love how she covers every aspect of how she shoots, and why she chooses the equipment she does along with all the choices for light, composition, etc. She also includes so many editing videos and Lightroom presets that are so helpful. This is such a great value of priceless information from such a talented photographer!

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