The Wanderlust Workshop

How to Shoot and Edit Dark and Moody Portraits


Embrace shadows. Find emotion. Craft your story. Shooting for dark and moody portraits requires you to see the world a little differently. Learn how to expose, frame, and create raw wanderlust style imagery.


What's Included?

7 HD Videos That Won't Waste Your Time

• 1.75 Hours of Education  •  50 Image Exercise Files  • Streaming and Mobile App Access

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You don't need flash!

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... Instead, find moody and organic imagery by training your eyes to see the nuances of highlights and shadows within the available light.

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Stop fearing hard light!

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Soft light is great, but it can get boring quickly. Wanderlust imagery asks that you step out of your comfort zone to seek hard and directional light sources. This workshop will train you to seek out highlight and shadows to create more rich and dynamic images with depth.

See the results below

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Master Editing for Mood

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Included with the workshop is included a signature baseline Lightroom Preset for this look and style. Those using Visual Flow Presets can seamlessly integrate the education into your Lighting Condition-Based workflow. Those just using the baseline preset will learn how to fine-tune color and enhance local details. You'll even learn how to dodge & burn without ever stepping into Photoshop. In fact, we'll be using Lightroom to efficiently edit your way into flawless imagery.


Learn How to Craft Stories!

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This style and type of imagery is perfect for clients who value authentic and organic imagery. Let us help you understand how to shoot images that tell emotional and impactful stories. Images that will turn your client's imagery into wall art and albums sales!

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Watch on Desktop or Mobile

Learn from your computer or download the app from the Google Play or App Store.

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Optional Bundle

Purchase the workshop by itself or add on the Full "Mood Pack Lightroom Presets" by Visual Flow (in partnership with DVLOP).

What's in the Mood Pack?


The full pack contains 10 Presets that utilize the patent pending system of Lighting Condition Based Development. With the full system, you simply select the preset based on the lighting condition and let the engine do rest.

No matter the scene or the weather conditions, you'll get a consistent, refined look each time.  This is the recommended option for professional photographers.

[Learn More About the Mood Pack]


Pricing Options

Option 1: Workshop + VF Presets Bundle

$110 $174

Bundle with the Full Set of Presets

  • 10 Presets (Full Mood Pack)
  • Streaming Access to 7 HD Videos, 1.75 Hours of Education
  • 50 Image Exercise Files Included

Note: This is the ONLY option that includes the Visual Flow Mood Pack Presets.  Purchase is made on the DVLOP website. Videos are streamed from the DVLOP Platform.


Option 2: Access in Premium


w/ Premium Membership

  • Access EVERY Workshop in Library
  • Exercise Files Included
  • Valued at $3,000+
  • Streaming Access