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The Summer Photography Workshop
Summer is almost upon us and the idea of returning to the sun, sea, and mountains gives us hope for what’s next. We are bringing back one of our bestselling workshops on summer photography. Be ready to tackle the best season to make photos outside with the ultimate how-to by Alex Strohl.
Learn How To
Scout online to plan your next photo trip
Compose images in a variety of environments: portraits, underwater, landscapes
Direct real people – friends, partners, etc.
Craft photo sets that tell stories
Finally capture the edits you want in harsh light
Finally capture the edits you want in harsh light
  • 14 Episodes
  • 4 Lightroom Presets

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17:27

Ep

1

Gear: Alex's Travel Kit

Discover what gear Alex always takes with him on international trips. Includes: - Photography Gear - Travel & Tech Gear - Accessories

12:41

Ep

2

The Beach: Sunset & Sunrise

In this episode Alex walks you through a beach photoshoot, how to set yourself up for a productive shoot with limited resources in a remote location. Includes: - Reading a Histogram - Scouting - Framing - Camera Settings - Triple Exposures - Drone Photography

4:59

Ep

3

The River: Kayak, Underwater, and Drone

Slow down and learn how Alex approaches a solo sunset shoot, without any subjects. Learn how taking your time and following your gut will lead to a sense of enhanced awareness where you start noticing things you would have missed before. Includes: - Self Reliance - Shooting Without a Plan - Underwater Photography

7:02

Ep

4

The Ruins: Light, Lenses, and Composition

Explore techniques for shooting through trees, finding the right angles, and working with the people you're with to tell a story. Includes: - Composition Tips - Using Natural Lens Distorsion - Giving Scale - Managing Expectations

8:19

Ep

5

Cenotes: Concepts

For this shoot we aim for high noon and explore what we can do with light beams shooting directly into these underground pools. Expand on underwater photography and action shots in unique light. Includes: - Underwater Camera Settings - Framing Tips - Finding The Best Angles - Shooting Harsh Light - Adding Production Value For Cheap

Ep

6

Editing Pt. 1: Sunset At The Beach

Alex gives you an exclusive look into his post production and how he builds a consistent body of work that is instantly recognizable.

Ep

7

Editing Pt. 2: Sunrise In the Jungle

In this second editing tutorial Alex shows you how he color grades a drone photo in Lightroom followed by an in-depth 'how-to' on removing objects from your pictures in Adobe Photoshop.

Ep

8

Montana Module Intro

Alex gives the overview of the second half of the workshop.

Ep

9

Experiential Photography

Learn and watch how Alex executes a shoot with friends. It's important to approach everything in a casual manner, to allow organic moments to unfold in front of the lens.

Ep

10

What Makes A Good Photo Set

Alex walks us through what in his eyes makes an incredible set of photos. We dissect two very different sets from legendary photographers.

Ep

11

Editing: Summer Storm

Before making our own set, Alex creates a preset that he will apply to all the photos while making selects.

Ep

12

The Art of Making Photo Sets

Alex walks us through his approach to telling a story in photo sets. We see how he labels images into different categories, uses the website Exposure, and carefully orders his photos.

Ep

13

Researching Locations

Alex shows you his detailed process for scouting locations, all through the internet. He saves an incredible amount of time, and it helps him focus where he wants to shoot before he travels anywhere.

Ep

14

Montana Module Recap

Alex recaps the module. Good luck shooting!

The Summer Photography Workshop

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Be ready to tackle the best season to make photos outside with the ultimate how-to by Alex Strohl.

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14 Episodes
4 Lightroom Presets
Summer is almost upon us and the idea of returning to the sun, sea, and mountains gives us hope for what’s next. We are bringing back one of our bestselling workshops on summer photography. Be ready to tackle the best season to make photos outside with the ultimate how-to by Alex Strohl.
  • Scout online to plan your next photo trip
  • Compose images in a variety of environments: portraits, underwater, landscapes
  • Direct real people – friends, partners, etc.
  • Craft photo sets that tell stories
  • Finally capture the edits you want in harsh light
  • + 4 presets made for harsh light, underwater, green forests
With assignments, live Q&A’s, and feedback sessions with RJ, enroll today to maximize your learning at the best price.
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Part 01
Fundamentals & Pre-Production
Part 02
Production --
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Part 03
Editing --
Drops Mid August
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Looking to make films that evoke emotion? This course can be taken by photographers who are expanding into filmmaking – or filmmakers who are ready to take their work to the next level.

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Learn How To
Scout online to plan your next photo trip
Compose images in a variety of environments: portraits, underwater, landscapes
Direct real people – friends, partners, etc.
Craft photo sets that tell stories
Finally capture the edits you want in harsh light
Finally capture the edits you want in harsh light

Learn How To

  • Scout online to plan your next photo trip
  • Compose images in a variety of environments: portraits, underwater, landscapes
  • Direct real people – friends, partners, etc.
  • Craft photo sets that tell stories
  • Finally capture the edits you want in harsh light
  • + 4 presets made for harsh light, underwater, green forests

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A 3-Part Series
A New Type of Workshop
  • 01
    Stay focused and on track
    Creating a film takes time - this new method allows you to focus in
  • 02
    Complete your assignments
    Each assignment is designed so you can create a better film
  • 03
    Encourage one another
    Share ideas, critiques, and conversation with other students in the course
Reviews

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

Informative journey through the process
Craig Keefer
Thank you for taking us along for the trips. It was great to see editing techniques and how Alex goes about creating Sets.
Cool stuff!
Paul Trienekens
Really good and informative! Greetings from Germany!
Incredibly inspiring
Clarisse Thoisy
I truly enjoyed this workshop by Alex Strohl. I am super pumped and inspired to start editing my own photos and to get out there and create new sets that tell a story. Thanks Alex for your beautiful energy and passion that are highly contagious. A lot of great tips and information in here too. I highly recommend.

Craig Keefer

June 17, 2021

Informative journey through the process

Thank you for taking us along for the trips. It was great to see editing techniques and how Alex goes about creating Sets.

Craig Keefer

June 17, 2021

Paul Trienekens

June 10, 2021

Cool stuff!

Really good and informative! Greetings from Germany!

Paul Trienekens

June 10, 2021

Clarisse Thoisy

March 24, 2021

Incredibly inspiring

I truly enjoyed this workshop by Alex Strohl. I am super pumped and inspired to start editing my own photos and to get out there and create new sets that tell a story. Thanks Alex for your beautiful energy and passion that are highly contagious. A lot of great tips and information in here too. I highly recommend.

Clarisse Thoisy

March 24, 2021

Oswaldo Martinez

November 28, 2020

Inspiring & highly useful

Alex is always fantastic at inspiring others in photography, but with this workshop, he takes it a step further with a more 'hands-on' approach teaching you tips, techniques, and valuable input so you can think about it and apply it yourself. You'll learn so much! Definitely recommend it!

Oswaldo Martinez

November 28, 2020

JR van Alphen

August 25, 2020

Hands on workshop for capturing your own Summer experience

It is interesting to learn from two different examples to build a story around two Summer experiences. From preparing, the actual shoot, and editing. Alex is open on his approach, thoughts and decisions throughout the whole process. It is above all practical and not less important entertaining. I enjoyed every minute. I am already anticipating my 'post Corona' Summer shoot.

JR van Alphen

August 25, 2020

Filippo Dierico

August 23, 2020

A useful tool for both photographic mindset and skills!

First online workshop, way more inspiring than I was expecting when I purchased it. For me this has not been a classic series of lectures, but an introspective process of improvement, which I am now applying to my photography. This for sure won't be my last workshop here on Wildist! Thanks Alex!!

Filippo Dierico

August 23, 2020

Luís Barbeiro

June 9, 2020

5 stars

Luís Barbeiro

June 9, 2020

ZHIYUAN SUN

May 28, 2020

True Inspiration and amazing way to tell stories with photos

True Inspiration and amazing way to tell stories with photos

ZHIYUAN SUN

May 28, 2020

Informative journey through the process
Craig Keefer
Thank you for taking us along for the trips. It was great to see editing techniques and how Alex goes about creating Sets.
Cool stuff!
Paul Trienekens
Really good and informative! Greetings from Germany!
Incredibly inspiring
Clarisse Thoisy
I truly enjoyed this workshop by Alex Strohl. I am super pumped and inspired to start editing my own photos and to get out there and create new sets that tell a story. Thanks Alex for your beautiful energy and passion that are highly contagious. A lot of great tips and information in here too. I highly recommend.
Inspiring & highly useful
Oswaldo Martinez
Alex is always fantastic at inspiring others in photography, but with this workshop, he takes it a step further with a more 'hands-on' approach teaching you tips, techniques, and valuable input so you can think about it and apply it yourself. You'll learn so much! Definitely recommend it!
Hands on workshop for capturing your own Summer experience
JR van Alphen
It is interesting to learn from two different examples to build a story around two Summer experiences. From preparing, the actual shoot, and editing. Alex is open on his approach, thoughts and decisions throughout the whole process. It is above all practical and not less important entertaining. I enjoyed every minute. I am already anticipating my 'post Corona' Summer shoot.
A useful tool for both photographic mindset and skills!
Filippo Dierico
First online workshop, way more inspiring than I was expecting when I purchased it. For me this has not been a classic series of lectures, but an introspective process of improvement, which I am now applying to my photography. This for sure won't be my last workshop here on Wildist! Thanks Alex!!
5 stars
Luís Barbeiro
True Inspiration and amazing way to tell stories with photos
ZHIYUAN SUN
True Inspiration and amazing way to tell stories with photos
Inspiring & Informative
Shelby
This workshop has given me some new direction in my approach to taking photos. Alex has valuable tips for both the shooting and editing processes. He’s made it easy to understand while inspiring you to do your own thing.
A True Source of Inspiration
Andres
Alex does a fantastic job of making you want to discover yourself and what you can do through photography! Exploring the world around me in great depth is something Alex inspired me to do, and if you're up to the challenge, he can teach you how to do that as well! You'll learn to capture the little things in a unique and memorable way!!
Real inspiration
Stian Servoss
Alex is so good at sharing from his own experiences and I thank him for that. I’ve seen both his workshops and found them both really inspiring. I can recommend them both to anyone who likes taking photos. All the best, Stian Servoss
Fall in Love with Your Vision
Mark Logan
Alex is just as inspiring with his workshop as he is with his photographs. He emphasizes a creative approach supported by a second-nature understanding of the tech. I myself don't even own a camera, but I've been borrowing a 5D Mark ii w/ a third party lens. Alex makes me feel like a photographer regardless of the gear I have. I've also never touched Lightroom or Photoshop before and his editing sessions gave me a quick rundown so I could get started. I'm now preparing to launch a separate photography page as I ramp up my California photo trips as practice for travel abroad. With Alex's workshop and his continual inspiration through example, I am rapidly strengthening my photography and exploring more than ever before. Cheers to Alex and his team. I sincerely recommend.
The art of storytelling with photos...
Jeremy Selg
Alex's sophomore workshop doesn't disappoint. He openly shares his thought process, his vision and his creative workflow in a way that is warm and welcoming. His section on gear is straight forward and he does a great job explaining "why" he choses each piece of equipment. His style and the way he delivers his workshop is just so easy to listen to and it really feels like your just having a in depth conversation with a friend, who happens to be a master of his chosen craft, photography. My favorite section is actually the bonus material "Planning and researching the perfect trip," where he shares travel hacks and his process of researching a trip. I learned a few really great tools and can't wait for his next workshop. Thanks Alex!
Outstanding workshop
John Clarke
Alex's workshops have absolutely been worth the cost. While its possible to gain a lot of free information on photography skills through the internet and YouTube, Alex's invaluable tips go several steps further. You will not regret buying the workshop.
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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 Episodes

17:27
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Gear: Alex's Travel Kit

Discover what gear Alex always takes with him on international trips. Includes: - Photography Gear - Travel & Tech Gear - Accessories

12:41
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The Beach: Sunset & Sunrise

In this episode Alex walks you through a beach photoshoot, how to set yourself up for a productive shoot with limited resources in a remote location. Includes: - Reading a Histogram - Scouting - Framing - Camera Settings - Triple Exposures - Drone Photography

4:59
Just Added

3

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The River: Kayak, Underwater, and Drone

Slow down and learn how Alex approaches a solo sunset shoot, without any subjects. Learn how taking your time and following your gut will lead to a sense of enhanced awareness where you start noticing things you would have missed before. Includes: - Self Reliance - Shooting Without a Plan - Underwater Photography

7:02
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The Ruins: Light, Lenses, and Composition

Explore techniques for shooting through trees, finding the right angles, and working with the people you're with to tell a story. Includes: - Composition Tips - Using Natural Lens Distorsion - Giving Scale - Managing Expectations

8:19
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Cenotes: Concepts

For this shoot we aim for high noon and explore what we can do with light beams shooting directly into these underground pools. Expand on underwater photography and action shots in unique light. Includes: - Underwater Camera Settings - Framing Tips - Finding The Best Angles - Shooting Harsh Light - Adding Production Value For Cheap

Just Added

6

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Editing Pt. 1: Sunset At The Beach

Alex gives you an exclusive look into his post production and how he builds a consistent body of work that is instantly recognizable.

Just Added

7

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Editing Pt. 2: Sunrise In the Jungle

In this second editing tutorial Alex shows you how he color grades a drone photo in Lightroom followed by an in-depth 'how-to' on removing objects from your pictures in Adobe Photoshop.

Just Added

8

.

Montana Module Intro

Alex gives the overview of the second half of the workshop.

Just Added

9

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Experiential Photography

Learn and watch how Alex executes a shoot with friends. It's important to approach everything in a casual manner, to allow organic moments to unfold in front of the lens.

Just Added

10

.

What Makes A Good Photo Set

Alex walks us through what in his eyes makes an incredible set of photos. We dissect two very different sets from legendary photographers.

Just Added

11

.

Editing: Summer Storm

Before making our own set, Alex creates a preset that he will apply to all the photos while making selects.

Just Added

12

.

The Art of Making Photo Sets

Alex walks us through his approach to telling a story in photo sets. We see how he labels images into different categories, uses the website Exposure, and carefully orders his photos.

Just Added

13

.

Researching Locations

Alex shows you his detailed process for scouting locations, all through the internet. He saves an incredible amount of time, and it helps him focus where he wants to shoot before he travels anywhere.

Just Added

14

.

Montana Module Recap

Alex recaps the module. Good luck shooting!

  • 14 Episodes
  • 4 Lightroom Presets
  • Workshop PDF

$99 
Watch instantly.
One-time payment.

Workshop Episodes

Part 01
Fundamentals & Pre-Production
Live
17:27
Just Added

1

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Gear: Alex's Travel Kit

Discover what gear Alex always takes with him on international trips. Includes: - Photography Gear - Travel & Tech Gear - Accessories

12:41
Just Added

2

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The Beach: Sunset & Sunrise

In this episode Alex walks you through a beach photoshoot, how to set yourself up for a productive shoot with limited resources in a remote location. Includes: - Reading a Histogram - Scouting - Framing - Camera Settings - Triple Exposures - Drone Photography

4:59
Just Added

3

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The River: Kayak, Underwater, and Drone

Slow down and learn how Alex approaches a solo sunset shoot, without any subjects. Learn how taking your time and following your gut will lead to a sense of enhanced awareness where you start noticing things you would have missed before. Includes: - Self Reliance - Shooting Without a Plan - Underwater Photography

7:02
Just Added

4

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The Ruins: Light, Lenses, and Composition

Explore techniques for shooting through trees, finding the right angles, and working with the people you're with to tell a story. Includes: - Composition Tips - Using Natural Lens Distorsion - Giving Scale - Managing Expectations

8:19
Just Added

5

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Cenotes: Concepts

For this shoot we aim for high noon and explore what we can do with light beams shooting directly into these underground pools. Expand on underwater photography and action shots in unique light. Includes: - Underwater Camera Settings - Framing Tips - Finding The Best Angles - Shooting Harsh Light - Adding Production Value For Cheap

Just Added

6

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Editing Pt. 1: Sunset At The Beach

Alex gives you an exclusive look into his post production and how he builds a consistent body of work that is instantly recognizable.

Just Added

7

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Editing Pt. 2: Sunrise In the Jungle

In this second editing tutorial Alex shows you how he color grades a drone photo in Lightroom followed by an in-depth 'how-to' on removing objects from your pictures in Adobe Photoshop.

Just Added

8

.

Montana Module Intro

Alex gives the overview of the second half of the workshop.

Just Added

9

.

Experiential Photography

Learn and watch how Alex executes a shoot with friends. It's important to approach everything in a casual manner, to allow organic moments to unfold in front of the lens.

Just Added

10

.

What Makes A Good Photo Set

Alex walks us through what in his eyes makes an incredible set of photos. We dissect two very different sets from legendary photographers.

Just Added

11

.

Editing: Summer Storm

Before making our own set, Alex creates a preset that he will apply to all the photos while making selects.

Just Added

12

.

The Art of Making Photo Sets

Alex walks us through his approach to telling a story in photo sets. We see how he labels images into different categories, uses the website Exposure, and carefully orders his photos.

Just Added

13

.

Researching Locations

Alex shows you his detailed process for scouting locations, all through the internet. He saves an incredible amount of time, and it helps him focus where he wants to shoot before he travels anywhere.

Just Added

14

.

Montana Module Recap

Alex recaps the module. Good luck shooting!

Part 02
Production
Live
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Part 03
Editing
Dropping
Mid August
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  • 4 Lightroom Presets
  • Workshop PDF
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    Pre-production Check-list, Creative Brief, and Pitch Deck

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Alex Strohl
Taking a look at Alex Strohl’s work, and you’ll consistently find one thing: his photos make you feel something. And whatever this something may be for you — awe, grandeur, perspective, joy — each photo is created with intention. You can find him in remote corners of the world with capturing photos – blurring the lines of work and life.
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