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Creating the Moment

Forrest Mankins

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Creating the Moment

Forrest Mankins

Our newest workshop is designed to breathe life into your photography career. Chris Burkard teaches how to build a team, work with agents and producers, and how to raise your prices so you can actually make a living. We can't wait to it share with you!

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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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Creating the Moment
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.
17 Episodes
4 All-New Presets
4 reviews
$149 
$112 
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18 episodes on approach and process

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How to create concepts for lasting work

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Forrest Mankins
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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Students give our workshops an
average of 4.8 out of 5 stars

I was expecting a bit more for my money
Brittany App
This is so hard. I really prefer not to leave negative reviews, but I after putting money down on this course, and watching it all the way though, I was disappointed. I've been a full-time professional photographer for almost 20 years. I love and respect Chris's work, and really admire him as a human being. He's a true inspiration. Because of all that, I hopped on this course right away, in hopes that there would be some valuable tools to add to my toolbox (especially during a time when my paid photography work has all-but-vanished due to the Pandemic). But the course felt quickly-put-together, a bit disorganized, repetitive, lacking in BTS-content, and I guess most importantly, I just didn't learn much. Perhaps the course would be better suited to brand new photographers. Perhaps I didn't understand that going into it. I apologize to Chris and his team for leaving a negative review, but the course, for me, felt like a poor investment of my money and time. I hope this feedback is helpful in some way. Sending love to you all out there.
So much incredible info.
Danny Skilton
It's insane how much knowledge is packed into this one workshop. Shoutout to Chris for making all this info available. I'm super excited to start locking down a game plan for the next few years regarding my photography business.
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Workshop Curriculum

2:16

1

Intro with Alex

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

5:17

2

Tea with Mankins

Alex and Forrest have tea and kickoff the workshop.

1:52

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

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

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

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

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

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

9

Building A Team

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

8:48

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

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

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

13

Editing - Concepts

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

2:38

14

Presets

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

4:41

15

$500 Challenge

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

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

17

$500 Challenge 2

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

18

Q&A with Alex

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

  • 17 Episodes
  • 4 All-New Presets
  • Intermediate Photographers

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