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Episode
Outline
Ep.
1
High-Resolution Setup
Ep.
2
Lightweight Gear Setup
Ep.
3
Backpack Breakdown
Ep.
4
Aerial Photography
Ep.
5
Gear & Clothing
Ep.
6
Research & Preparation
Ep.
7
Seals of Glacier Lagoon
Ep.
8
Editing: Lightroom Basics
Ep.
9
Capturing Glacial Detail
Ep.
10
Editing: Macro Detail
Ep.
11
Exploring On Foot
Ep.
12
Editing: Image Stitching
Ep.
13
Photographing The Elusive Reindeer
Ep.
14
Editing: Subjects in Sunset Light
Ep.
15
Documenting Iceland's Jagged peaks
Ep.
16
Editing: Atmospheric Mountains
Ep.
17
Mountain Drone Photography
Ep.
18
Editing: Aerial Abstraction
Ep.
19
Benjamin's Style
Ep.
20
What Inspires Benjamin
Ep.
21
Creating Your Own Voice
Ep.
22
Curation: Computer to Phone & UNUM
Ep.
23
Social Media Q&A with Alex
Ep.
24
Benjamin's Story & Business Tips
Ep.
25
Presenting Professionally
Ep.
26
Printing Your Work
Ep.
27
Staying Inspried
Ep.
28
Workshop Takeaways
Ep.
29
Workshop Summary with Alex
Ep.
1
Series Hello & Introducing Benjamin Hardman
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The Photographic Style & Aesthetic Workshop

Benjamin Hardman

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One look at Benjamin Hardman’s work and you will see it’s one of a kind. In this workshop, Benjamin shares everything he’s learned on his pursuit for a unique, striking aesthetic.

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The Photographic Style & Aesthetic Workshop
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One look at Benjamin Hardman’s work and you will see it’s one of a kind. In this workshop, Benjamin shares everything he’s learned on his pursuit for a unique, striking aesthetic.
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Ben's Photo Guide To Iceland

Included in the workshop is a comprehensive 24-page guide to traveling & photographing Iceland.

- 40 total locations, 20+ under-the-radar locations in one easy-to-use guide with 2300km covered.
- Get Benjamin's insider knowledge on West Fjords, South Coast, East Fjords & more.
- From half day trips to 7 day missions.

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Benjamin Hardman
Benjamin is an Australian freelance landscape photographer based in Iceland.Benjamin’s fine-art works encapsulate the North’s most obscure landscapes – the barren, cold and volatile environments that are inhabited by colossal ice structures, carved volcanic mountains and resilient wildlife.
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Very Informative & Awe Inspiring
Matthew Grandbois
Both Benjamin and Alex have played huge roles in my photographic style development over the years and it is great to hear first hand exactly what inspires and drives Ben to keep pushing his creative boundaries. Personally, I love his minimalist approach and it was super insightful to watch him explain how he developed that style and how he actively produces photographs in a cohesive manner. 10/10 recommend this workshop to anyone looking for a very unique and profound perspective with the intent of expanding your creative horizons.
I mean, yeah - you should for sure take this workshop
Holland Clement
Genuinely enjoyed this workshop. The landscape of Iceland (especially when frozen) is such a unique and different one than I've had the experience in shooting in before. So although this workshop took place in a location that is drastically different than the one I'm currently able to capture, the content itself was massively helpful and encouraging in the progression of my career. Would recommend to anyone looking to further their expertise- both beginner and non.
A classic one
Arthur Bremond
Would be the basic one that every minimalistic photographer should see, all the informations needed are in, it's full of good time!
Very Informative & Awe Inspiring
Matthew Grandbois
Both Benjamin and Alex have played huge roles in my photographic style development over the years and it is great to hear first hand exactly what inspires and drives Ben to keep pushing his creative boundaries. Personally, I love his minimalist approach and it was super insightful to watch him explain how he developed that style and how he actively produces photographs in a cohesive manner. 10/10 recommend this workshop to anyone looking for a very unique and profound perspective with the intent of expanding your creative horizons.
I mean, yeah - you should for sure take this workshop
Holland Clement
Genuinely enjoyed this workshop. The landscape of Iceland (especially when frozen) is such a unique and different one than I've had the experience in shooting in before. So although this workshop took place in a location that is drastically different than the one I'm currently able to capture, the content itself was massively helpful and encouraging in the progression of my career. Would recommend to anyone looking to further their expertise- both beginner and non.
A classic one
Arthur Bremond
Would be the basic one that every minimalistic photographer should see, all the informations needed are in, it's full of good time!
Ben makes me shoot with passion again
Filippo Dierico
A deep dive into Ben's entire photographic process, which makes me shooting and editing with passion again. As many could wrongly think, the main topic of this workshop is not how to take bangers while in Iceland, but the passion and curation that Ben puts in his never ending creative process. Those elements are invaluable, independently by the kind of photography you pursue or the location you're in, and in the workshops you can concretely feel them while watching and learning concrete shooting/editing techniques. This workshop represent a solid milestone in my photographic journey, and I couldn't recommend it enough. Thanks Alex and Takk Fyryr Ben!
My first workshop
Tommaso
Benjamin is a fantastic teacher and the workshop is amazing. I am a newbie photographer but I am enjoying it a lot. It is full of useful suggestions, concepts and materials. Also listening to Benjamin personal story is super inspiring! Fantastic! PS I was not able to view the workshop through the app but only via website. Not sure if it is my fault.
Great source of inspiration!
Brent Morris
I absolutely adored this course. Being able to hear the thoughts behind shooting and editing decisions and seeing the incredible level of detail oriented decision making that goes into making a photo. It’s an awesome experience.

Exclusive To This Workshop

  • The never heard before story of Alex
  • An debut interview with his parents about his upbringing
  • The story of how his career really started
  • A very personal field day where Alex photographs his dad in his farm : so you can see the approach and get better at photographing your loved ones, making intimate portraits.
  • An interview with alpine photographer Ben Tibbets on determination and motivation
  • A printable book with workshop summary and exercises for growth

Workshop Curriculum

1:01

1

High-Resolution Setup

Breaking down Benjamin’s go-to gear for when high-resolution imagery is of utmost importance.

1:05

2

Lightweight Gear Setup

Versatility is always a necessity, but sometimes weight can be a hindering factor. This is what you would find Benjamin shooting with whilst on a mountaineering ascent when having lightweight gear is key.

1:30

3

Backpack Breakdown

A comprehensive look into the necessities that Benjamin carries with him on his expeditions.

4

Aerial Photography

Walking through the specialized aerial photography equipment that has revolutionized Benjamin’s work in recent years.

5

Gear & Clothing

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” as the quote says. The Arctic is no exception. This is what Benjamin wears and uses, making him ready to take on extreme conditions.

6

Research & Preparation

Planning is important in a volatile arctic environment. Pre-planning and back-up plans could mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful shoot

7

Seals of Glacier Lagoon

Ben is searching for Icelandic wildlife to photograph - demonstrating how composition and framing angle can affect the intensity of wildlife portraits, lining up the background frame and what lenses you may need for this.

8

Editing: Lightroom Basics

You must shoot RAW to take advantage of Lightroom’s colour adjustments and full image dynamic range. This episode helps students understand RAW.

9

Capturing Glacial Detail

Benjamin is shooting details of the ice, showing sometimes the most impacting images are in the smaller, often overlooked details of a scene.

10

Editing: Macro Detail

Find out how lens choice brings out the detail of ice - tele vs macro and creating a visual story using a combination of both.

11

Exploring On Foot

Ben is on location with Siggi from Midgard for a mountain hike to reach the summit Búri. Documenting the journey and ultimately capturing images of the surroundings and mountain peak with camera and drone.

12

Editing: Image Stitching

Learn how to effectively create a multi-image stitch… even if it takes being a 294 Megapixel image to get there.

13

Photographing The Elusive Reindeer

Finding a clean aesthetic in a busy scene, low angles, and placing the animal with a consistent background, using foreground elements for bokeh.

14

Editing: Subjects in Sunset Light

Color schemes, image framing, and translating a scene of how you visualized it into an edit.

15

Documenting Iceland's Jagged peaks

Composing a mountain peak with negative space, analyzing the light, and using adverse weather to create texture and emotion.

16

Editing: Atmospheric Mountains

Sculpting light to isolate centralized subjects, using Selective Adjustments (Radial, Brush, Grad ND) to balance the light & weight and draw the viewer into the subject.

17

Mountain Drone Photography

Benjamin will demonstrate how to find and isolate subjects with a drone - getting close to mountain faces or finding a clean scene with a bird's eye perspective (often using snow).

18

Editing: Aerial Abstraction

Using nature and its patterns and shapes to draw focus to a subject - leading lines such as mountain valleys and river streams.

19

Benjamin's Style

Style is like a fingerprint - it’s the personal aspect that makes your work uniquely you. The importance of finding and continuing to develop style is not only for personal taste, but for making yourself stand out against others in the highly competitive photography world.

20

What Inspires Benjamin

Benjamin shares how other photography isn’t his biggest inspiration, but rather the landscapes, music and emotion, and the patterns of weather and the changing earth.

21

Creating Your Own Voice

Starting first by recognizing what inspires you - it can be photography, fashion, architecture, music. Gather what inspires you and have it somewhere it can be looked at (mood board, posters, phone background).

22

Curation: Computer to Phone & UNUM

This episode shares Benjamin’s emphasis on creating a cohesion across his images, and how this works to his advantage. His main platform is Instagram - so this relates to that.

23

Social Media Q&A with Alex

Having organized and well-executed social media can lead to job opportunities, exhibition opportunities, everything. Learn how Benjamin built his social media from the ground up.

24

Benjamin's Story & Business Tips

Benjamin shares his experience and some tips to help you start the journey of running your own business. He speaks from the perspective of taking on a business alone and the major considerations when working from home.

25

Presenting Professionally

Having a complete set-up and covering all aspects of your business (website, social media, email address, physical portfolio, logo, business card, references, account stats, client list, etc)

26

Printing Your Work

How to prepare your image files (blacks, printer profile, sharpening), which paper he uses to print, and the steps it takes to bring an image to life.

27

Staying Inspried

Recognizing the importance of experience, and taking time to appreciate the process

28

Workshop Takeaways

Wrapping up and Benjamin’s favorite noteworthy advice to take your craft to the next level.

29

Workshop Summary with Alex

Ben & Alex reflect and recap over the strongest points that have been shared in the workshop. Congrats you finished!

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Series Hello & Introducing Benjamin Hardman

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