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Fundamentals & Pre-Production
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Creating the Moment
17 Episodes
4 All-New Presets
Forrest walks you through what it takes to create photos that people are going to remember. Learn how to craft moments that stand out regardless of the camera in hand.
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Falls short ....
Andy C
Unfortunately, whilst Forrest is a fantastic photographer, he isn't a great teacher. Alex should have directed him to coax out a teacher. This workshop falls short in 3 key ways 1- Being about creating a moment. Essentially: write an idea in your notebook. Not great - More direction needed. E.G. Show Forrests notebook, discuss inspiration, why did you settle on this wardrobe - these colours etc. 2 -Referencing film From the ad copy you'd expect interesting insights discussing film vs digital, grain, contrast. Instead, to paraphase: Take photo with a film camera and one with a digital camera and adjust the sliders til it looks similar in LR! If this is the scope I'd say save the money here and pick up Alien Skin's Exposure 4 which offers fanastic tools for replicating film. 3 -Teaching standard + lack of content The creation of a moment isn't satisfactorily taught . A large portion of the segments listed are barely even segments. EG The Preset segment = Looking at presets is good, because you see what another photographer does. There is little over 10 minutes of shoot footage and the photos editted you don't see being shot. The section working with talent, listed as 20+ minutes on the ad which you would assume is on location and working with talent. In fact, is only 5 minutes of a talking head . Had there been more actually footage from the shoot, viewers would have benefitted more than from the talking head approach of the workshop. Save your money
A lot of philosophical insights but not much of practical tips to use!
Mathieu Cladidier
I love Forrest Mankins photos and youtube channel. I signed up for his workshop to get a bit more of an insider perception, which he delivered in his own style and which is great. However, at the end of the workshop, I have a hard time to really feel like it worth it. Maybe I was expecting too much of technical, really hands on tips. The whole thing is good overall, don't get me wrong but not as much useful as expected.
Great insights
Kelly Heatley
What a beautiful and approachable workshop! While the workshop touches on Forrest Mankin's journey, process, working with models, editing, etc., one of the biggest takeaways, for me, was changing the way that I think about the "obstacles" I face. He gives some very practical advice for creating authentic moments (from the idea to the final images), without feeling limited by your location or gear. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone who feels stuck and is struggling to push their ideas to the next level.

Andy C

March 30, 2020

Falls short ....

Unfortunately, whilst Forrest is a fantastic photographer, he isn't a great teacher. Alex should have directed him to coax out a teacher. This workshop falls short in 3 key ways 1- Being about creating a moment. Essentially: write an idea in your notebook. Not great - More direction needed. E.G. Show Forrests notebook, discuss inspiration, why did you settle on this wardrobe - these colours etc. 2 -Referencing film From the ad copy you'd expect interesting insights discussing film vs digital, grain, contrast. Instead, to paraphase: Take photo with a film camera and one with a digital camera and adjust the sliders til it looks similar in LR! If this is the scope I'd say save the money here and pick up Alien Skin's Exposure 4 which offers fanastic tools for replicating film. 3 -Teaching standard + lack of content The creation of a moment isn't satisfactorily taught . A large portion of the segments listed are barely even segments. EG The Preset segment = Looking at presets is good, because you see what another photographer does. There is little over 10 minutes of shoot footage and the photos editted you don't see being shot. The section working with talent, listed as 20+ minutes on the ad which you would assume is on location and working with talent. In fact, is only 5 minutes of a talking head . Had there been more actually footage from the shoot, viewers would have benefitted more than from the talking head approach of the workshop. Save your money

Andy C

March 30, 2020

Mathieu Cladidier

November 30, 2020

A lot of philosophical insights but not much of practical tips to use!

I love Forrest Mankins photos and youtube channel. I signed up for his workshop to get a bit more of an insider perception, which he delivered in his own style and which is great. However, at the end of the workshop, I have a hard time to really feel like it worth it. Maybe I was expecting too much of technical, really hands on tips. The whole thing is good overall, don't get me wrong but not as much useful as expected.

Mathieu Cladidier

November 30, 2020

Kelly Heatley

April 4, 2020

Great insights

What a beautiful and approachable workshop! While the workshop touches on Forrest Mankin's journey, process, working with models, editing, etc., one of the biggest takeaways, for me, was changing the way that I think about the "obstacles" I face. He gives some very practical advice for creating authentic moments (from the idea to the final images), without feeling limited by your location or gear. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone who feels stuck and is struggling to push their ideas to the next level.

Kelly Heatley

April 4, 2020

Levi Hoch

@levi.hoch

March 28, 2020

Thought provoking & practical

Creating the Moment brought some interesting concepts to my awareness. I enjoyed Forrest’s approach to working with and directing models and think the same principles should carry over into how our actions in life affect those around us. Forrest has a unique editing style that opened my eyes to a completely different process that I’ve enjoyed applying to my editing. I also appreciated his knowledge on conceptualizing images and planning ahead. Regardless of your level of experience, I think there is plenty to learn and I would definitely recommend this workshop.

Levi Hoch

March 28, 2020

Robin Ferand

March 28, 2020

A look at the iconic work of Forrest Mankins and how he does it

Like Alex Strohl, Forrest Mankins is one of my favourite photographers out there. When I learned about a workshop together, I'd instantly jumped on it. The workshop covers photoshoots and shooting with a team (models, videographers etc..) Film and Digitial photography Editing and using film photographer as reference. It is more for a niche of photographers and less broad than the other Strohl Works workshop but it is great if you are a photographer that includes analog and digital photography your workflow. However, something was missing (hence the 4 stars). It was quite short and some of the videos felt more as an introduction to the subject. The episodes in the fields were good but it sometimes looked more as a portrait video than a workshop. The editing episodes were also good but felt a bit incomplete. I wished I'd see more in-depth about using film photography aspects in the editing of digital images. It would have been nice to see Forrest edits more photos from the photoshoot. Forrest Mankins editing style is so unique, I would have liked to see more of it. The 500$ challenge by Forrest was amazing. It actually shows that gear should NOT block you to work. During this episode, Forrest takes you on a photoshoot where he uses an old camera body and a cheap prime lens while still producing editorial work. That was insane, honestly. Highlight of the workshop.

Robin Ferand

March 28, 2020

Angela Becia

November 5, 2020

I will return to this to rewatch again and again!

I absolutely loved this workshop! I love both digital and film photography so this fit the direction I want to go very well. Forrest does a great job of being very open, honest, to the point and hits all the important content. I hope one day I can take an in person workshop or work along side him!

Angela Becia

November 5, 2020

Matthew Steindl

October 20, 2020

Creating a Moment

Overall, this workshop had a ton of great insight into Forrest's process before and after creating an image. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the points he touched on with working with models and teams. I never had a workshop go into these sort of important details that forgotten at times. I wish the workshop had more "in the field" video content as it tended to get a bit cumbersome watching Forrest talk at the camera over and over again but regardless I definitely learned a lot and would purchase this workshop again in heartbeat.

Matthew Steindl

October 20, 2020

Falls short ....
Andy C
Unfortunately, whilst Forrest is a fantastic photographer, he isn't a great teacher. Alex should have directed him to coax out a teacher. This workshop falls short in 3 key ways 1- Being about creating a moment. Essentially: write an idea in your notebook. Not great - More direction needed. E.G. Show Forrests notebook, discuss inspiration, why did you settle on this wardrobe - these colours etc. 2 -Referencing film From the ad copy you'd expect interesting insights discussing film vs digital, grain, contrast. Instead, to paraphase: Take photo with a film camera and one with a digital camera and adjust the sliders til it looks similar in LR! If this is the scope I'd say save the money here and pick up Alien Skin's Exposure 4 which offers fanastic tools for replicating film. 3 -Teaching standard + lack of content The creation of a moment isn't satisfactorily taught . A large portion of the segments listed are barely even segments. EG The Preset segment = Looking at presets is good, because you see what another photographer does. There is little over 10 minutes of shoot footage and the photos editted you don't see being shot. The section working with talent, listed as 20+ minutes on the ad which you would assume is on location and working with talent. In fact, is only 5 minutes of a talking head . Had there been more actually footage from the shoot, viewers would have benefitted more than from the talking head approach of the workshop. Save your money
A lot of philosophical insights but not much of practical tips to use!
Mathieu Cladidier
I love Forrest Mankins photos and youtube channel. I signed up for his workshop to get a bit more of an insider perception, which he delivered in his own style and which is great. However, at the end of the workshop, I have a hard time to really feel like it worth it. Maybe I was expecting too much of technical, really hands on tips. The whole thing is good overall, don't get me wrong but not as much useful as expected.
Great insights
Kelly Heatley
What a beautiful and approachable workshop! While the workshop touches on Forrest Mankin's journey, process, working with models, editing, etc., one of the biggest takeaways, for me, was changing the way that I think about the "obstacles" I face. He gives some very practical advice for creating authentic moments (from the idea to the final images), without feeling limited by your location or gear. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone who feels stuck and is struggling to push their ideas to the next level.
Thought provoking & practical
Levi Hoch
Creating the Moment brought some interesting concepts to my awareness. I enjoyed Forrest’s approach to working with and directing models and think the same principles should carry over into how our actions in life affect those around us. Forrest has a unique editing style that opened my eyes to a completely different process that I’ve enjoyed applying to my editing. I also appreciated his knowledge on conceptualizing images and planning ahead. Regardless of your level of experience, I think there is plenty to learn and I would definitely recommend this workshop.
A look at the iconic work of Forrest Mankins and how he does it
Robin Ferand
Like Alex Strohl, Forrest Mankins is one of my favourite photographers out there. When I learned about a workshop together, I'd instantly jumped on it. The workshop covers photoshoots and shooting with a team (models, videographers etc..) Film and Digitial photography Editing and using film photographer as reference. It is more for a niche of photographers and less broad than the other Strohl Works workshop but it is great if you are a photographer that includes analog and digital photography your workflow. However, something was missing (hence the 4 stars). It was quite short and some of the videos felt more as an introduction to the subject. The episodes in the fields were good but it sometimes looked more as a portrait video than a workshop. The editing episodes were also good but felt a bit incomplete. I wished I'd see more in-depth about using film photography aspects in the editing of digital images. It would have been nice to see Forrest edits more photos from the photoshoot. Forrest Mankins editing style is so unique, I would have liked to see more of it. The 500$ challenge by Forrest was amazing. It actually shows that gear should NOT block you to work. During this episode, Forrest takes you on a photoshoot where he uses an old camera body and a cheap prime lens while still producing editorial work. That was insane, honestly. Highlight of the workshop.
Creating a Moment
Matthew Steindl
Overall, this workshop had a ton of great insight into Forrest's process before and after creating an image. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the points he touched on with working with models and teams. I never had a workshop go into these sort of important details that forgotten at times. I wish the workshop had more "in the field" video content as it tended to get a bit cumbersome watching Forrest talk at the camera over and over again but regardless I definitely learned a lot and would purchase this workshop again in heartbeat.
I will return to this to rewatch again and again!
Angela Becia
I absolutely loved this workshop! I love both digital and film photography so this fit the direction I want to go very well. Forrest does a great job of being very open, honest, to the point and hits all the important content. I hope one day I can take an in person workshop or work along side him!
All the Episodes
2:16

Ep

1

Workshop Intro with Alex

Alex Strohl introduces one of his favorite creators, Forrest Mankins, and gives some backstory to their relationship and the workshop.

5:17

Ep

2

Tea with Mankins

Alex and Forrest have tea and kickoff the workshop.

1:52

Ep

3

Failure

You can do an amazing job at planning out an entire shoot, but by choosing a less than amazing image as a final result you’ve wasted the idea and your own time.

2:14

Ep

4

Burnout

With the right mindset, you can turn an obstacle into an opportunity. Learn from Forrest’s experience with burnout and find out what brought him back into creativity.

2:55

Ep

5

Creating Concepts

Forrest explains how taking the time to write down brief outlines of your ideas can help you come back to photography with a new passion and direction.

2:15

Ep

6

Planning

It’s important to think about the point or the substance of a photo as your primary goal first, with the location being secondary. We don’t need everything to be perfect, just the elements we’re choosing to put in our frame.

4:49

Ep

7

Finding People to Shoot With

Forrest helps you find/identify people to shoot with, even if you’ve never done it before. He explains how and why to properly communicate everything from your concept to logistics.

5:09

Ep

8

Working with Talent

Go above and beyond with how you treat people, and you’ll make new creative relationships that put you on the path to creating better work than you’ve ever made.

2:17

Ep

9

Building A Team

Forrest demystifies “building a team” and suggests practical and easy ways to do so.

8:48

Ep

10

Shooting With A Team

Follow along on a photoshoot with Forrest to see him build a team and how he relies on them for help to make the shoot come together.

5:27

Ep

11

Film vs. Digital

Every camera has its own strengths and weaknesses. Learn how to prioritize the image over the medium, and capitalize on the strengths of whatever camera you have to use as leverage while you’re shooting

23:03

Ep

12

Editing - Referencing Film

Keeping film and digital work cohesive takes practice, but it’s totally doable. Find out why Forrest chooses different film for different reasons.

3:12

Ep

13

Editing - Finishing A Concept

After shooting a concept in the field, it's important to continue your vision through the editing process.

2:38

Ep

14

Presets

A preset is information: Forrest explains how they are totally invaluable in informing our own perspectives.

4:41

Ep

15

$500 Challenge -- Lake Five

When a new camera is released, it doesn’t make yours obsolete. In the first $500 challenge, Forrest shows how style, technique, and process are more important than gear.

4:08

Ep

16

Learning Taste

Time put in by itself isn’t a guarantee or an indicator of taste and skill--what most people call talent. Find out how to evolve your portfolio.

4:22

Ep

17

$500 Challenge - Land Cruiser

When a new camera is released, it doesn’t make yours obsolete. In the first $500 challenge, Forrest shows how style, technique, and process are more important than gear.

30:55

Ep

18

Q&A with Alex

Looking for specific answers to specific questions? Find out what Alex was curious to ask Forrest.

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1

Workshop Intro with Alex

Alex Strohl introduces one of his favorite creators, Forrest Mankins, and gives some backstory to their relationship and the workshop.

2:16
Just Added

Ep

2

Tea with Mankins

Alex and Forrest have tea and kickoff the workshop.

5:17
Just Added

Ep

3

Failure

You can do an amazing job at planning out an entire shoot, but by choosing a less than amazing image as a final result you’ve wasted the idea and your own time.

1:52
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Ep

4

Burnout

With the right mindset, you can turn an obstacle into an opportunity. Learn from Forrest’s experience with burnout and find out what brought him back into creativity.

2:14
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5

Creating Concepts

Forrest explains how taking the time to write down brief outlines of your ideas can help you come back to photography with a new passion and direction.

2:55
Just Added

Ep

6

Planning

It’s important to think about the point or the substance of a photo as your primary goal first, with the location being secondary. We don’t need everything to be perfect, just the elements we’re choosing to put in our frame.

2:15
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Ep

7

Finding People to Shoot With

Forrest helps you find/identify people to shoot with, even if you’ve never done it before. He explains how and why to properly communicate everything from your concept to logistics.

4:49
Just Added

Ep

8

Working with Talent

Go above and beyond with how you treat people, and you’ll make new creative relationships that put you on the path to creating better work than you’ve ever made.

5:09
Just Added

Ep

9

Building A Team

Forrest demystifies “building a team” and suggests practical and easy ways to do so.

2:17
Just Added

Ep

10

Shooting With A Team

Follow along on a photoshoot with Forrest to see him build a team and how he relies on them for help to make the shoot come together.

8:48
Just Added

Ep

11

Film vs. Digital

Every camera has its own strengths and weaknesses. Learn how to prioritize the image over the medium, and capitalize on the strengths of whatever camera you have to use as leverage while you’re shooting

5:27
Just Added

Ep

12

Editing - Referencing Film

Keeping film and digital work cohesive takes practice, but it’s totally doable. Find out why Forrest chooses different film for different reasons.

23:03
Just Added

Ep

13

Editing - Finishing A Concept

After shooting a concept in the field, it's important to continue your vision through the editing process.

3:12
Just Added

Ep

14

Presets

A preset is information: Forrest explains how they are totally invaluable in informing our own perspectives.

2:38
Just Added

Ep

15

$500 Challenge -- Lake Five

When a new camera is released, it doesn’t make yours obsolete. In the first $500 challenge, Forrest shows how style, technique, and process are more important than gear.

4:41
Just Added

Ep

16

Learning Taste

Time put in by itself isn’t a guarantee or an indicator of taste and skill--what most people call talent. Find out how to evolve your portfolio.

4:08
Just Added

Ep

17

$500 Challenge - Land Cruiser

When a new camera is released, it doesn’t make yours obsolete. In the first $500 challenge, Forrest shows how style, technique, and process are more important than gear.

4:22
Just Added

Ep

18

Q&A with Alex

Looking for specific answers to specific questions? Find out what Alex was curious to ask Forrest.

30:55
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Workshop Episodes

Part 01
Fundamentals & Pre-Production
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Workshop Intro with Alex

Alex Strohl introduces one of his favorite creators, Forrest Mankins, and gives some backstory to their relationship and the workshop.

5:17
Just Added

2

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Tea with Mankins

Alex and Forrest have tea and kickoff the workshop.

1:52
Just Added

3

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Failure

You can do an amazing job at planning out an entire shoot, but by choosing a less than amazing image as a final result you’ve wasted the idea and your own time.

2:14
Just Added

4

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Burnout

With the right mindset, you can turn an obstacle into an opportunity. Learn from Forrest’s experience with burnout and find out what brought him back into creativity.

2:55
Just Added

5

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Creating Concepts

Forrest explains how taking the time to write down brief outlines of your ideas can help you come back to photography with a new passion and direction.

2:15
Just Added

6

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Planning

It’s important to think about the point or the substance of a photo as your primary goal first, with the location being secondary. We don’t need everything to be perfect, just the elements we’re choosing to put in our frame.

4:49
Just Added

7

.

Finding People to Shoot With

Forrest helps you find/identify people to shoot with, even if you’ve never done it before. He explains how and why to properly communicate everything from your concept to logistics.

5:09
Just Added

8

.

Working with Talent

Go above and beyond with how you treat people, and you’ll make new creative relationships that put you on the path to creating better work than you’ve ever made.

2:17
Just Added

9

.

Building A Team

Forrest demystifies “building a team” and suggests practical and easy ways to do so.

8:48
Just Added

10

.

Shooting With A Team

Follow along on a photoshoot with Forrest to see him build a team and how he relies on them for help to make the shoot come together.

5:27
Just Added

11

.

Film vs. Digital

Every camera has its own strengths and weaknesses. Learn how to prioritize the image over the medium, and capitalize on the strengths of whatever camera you have to use as leverage while you’re shooting

23:03
Just Added

12

.

Editing - Referencing Film

Keeping film and digital work cohesive takes practice, but it’s totally doable. Find out why Forrest chooses different film for different reasons.

3:12
Just Added

13

.

Editing - Finishing A Concept

After shooting a concept in the field, it's important to continue your vision through the editing process.

2:38
Just Added

14

.

Presets

A preset is information: Forrest explains how they are totally invaluable in informing our own perspectives.

4:41
Just Added

15

.

$500 Challenge -- Lake Five

When a new camera is released, it doesn’t make yours obsolete. In the first $500 challenge, Forrest shows how style, technique, and process are more important than gear.

4:08
Just Added

16

.

Learning Taste

Time put in by itself isn’t a guarantee or an indicator of taste and skill--what most people call talent. Find out how to evolve your portfolio.

4:22
Just Added

17

.

$500 Challenge - Land Cruiser

When a new camera is released, it doesn’t make yours obsolete. In the first $500 challenge, Forrest shows how style, technique, and process are more important than gear.

30:55
Just Added

18

.

Q&A with Alex

Looking for specific answers to specific questions? Find out what Alex was curious to ask Forrest.

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Hi, my name is Forrest Mankins. I’m a commercial lifestyle photographer and director based in Western Montana. My passion lies in the joy of the journey, and my photography comes from a desire to tell the stories that happen along the way.
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