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The Ultimate Photo Storytelling Workshop
Finn has spent years creating story-driven images for clients across the globe including Apple, Burberry, and Google. In this workshop, learn how to shape an impactful narrative and create work that stands out.
Learn How To
Pitch, prepare, edit, and deliver
Identify key shot types and techniques
Create & capture an impactful narrative
Create work that stands out
Produce a real comissioned shoot
Find, scout, and shoot in unique locations
  • 37 Episodes
  • Over 6hrs of Content

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Series Introduction

Welcome to this new workshop highlighting the working practices of Finn Beales.

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Introducing Finn Beales

Finn works with some of the world's most demanding brands who are attracted by his cinematic style and the narrative he weaves throughout his work.

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Q&A Coffee With Finn & Alex

Have coffee with Alex and Finn and learn about how they met and why they're making this workshop together.

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Welcome to the Workshop

Finn introduces the format for this workshop and goes over the reasons why it's important to include story in your work.

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Gear

Take a look at the gear Finn has brought on this shoot: cameras, lenses, storage, bags, toolkit, and an H.

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What Is A Story?

In this episode Finn deconstructs the essence of a story so you can learn and then apply some methods and techniques to improve your own.

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Essence: Location

Finn discusses the importance of location, which includes supporting details and props and the impact it can have on your story.

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Essence: Character

Finn shows how you can use characters to drive events in your story by identifying their desires, the importance of credibility and also how he likes to work with models.

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Essence: Events

In this episode, Finn teaches you how to use obstacles to build events, crafting a journey and incorporating product into a story.

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Photography As A Medium

Finn talks about generating mood and feeling using your characters, and how to involve your audiences own experiences in your work.

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Recap

Finn recaps on his steps for building a story from scratch.

8:53

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The Importance of Shot Type

Finn discusses his key shot types and the qualities each on can bring to a story.

0:59

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Prepare for Success

Finn explains how he approaches a shoot and manages clients expectations from the onset.

5:19

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Asking the Right Questions

Finn breaks down his approach for responding to prospective enquires and gives you a list of questions you can put to clients to help you price and produce a shoot.

3:28

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Identifying Your Locations

Finn explains how he uses 3 criteria to identify locations and how you should keep a story at the heart of everything you do.

7:20

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Developing Treatments & Moodboards

In this episode Finn walks you through the treatment he has developed for this workshop and also the moodboard he will use to ensure everyone involved is on the same page.

4:59

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Creating A Call Sheet & Shot List

Finn walks you through an example call sheet and creative brief he made for a job he shot last year.

4:19

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Meeting Your Subjects

In this episode Finn talks about the steps he takes before he meets with someone he is due to photograph, steps that will help him capture natural portraits.

10:12

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The Board Room

Finn shoots the first part of his story in Dan Costa's board shaping room. He walks you through his thought process when capturing a person at work and the shot types he's looking for.

5:25

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Location Recce

Follow Finn and the rest of the crew as they conduct a location scout ahead of sunset.

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The Roadtrip

In this episode Finn shoots the transitional elements for his story involving the Land Rover and the surrounding landscape.

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Surf Day

Follow Finn as he shoots the culmination of his story at the beach as Dan prepares for a sunset surf session.

7:14

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Shooting Technique 1: 50 & Stitch

Finn breaks down one of the key techniques he uses when working with a 50mm lens.

5:37

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Shooting Technique 2: Tracking Shot

Finn breaks down the process associated with shooting from car to car so he can generate a sense of movemen

13:37

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Alex Shoot Day

Watch Alex Strohl shoot for the same client but produce different results.

3:22

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Introduction to Editing

Finn explains his approach to editing, filter Lightroom catalogues to speed up workflow and also grading images using presets and Photoshop plugins.

8:58

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Making Selects

Finn gives you an insight into his digital post-production process, and shares the system he has developed for filtering image catalogues to help him easily locate files.

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Grading in Lightroom

Finn's editing process in Adobe Lightroom: Basic Adjustments, Tone curve, HSL Panel, Split Toning Sharpening, Camera Calibration, Gradient & Radial filters.

9:59

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Analog Film Elements

A step-by-step approach to adding inconsistencies like film grain and light leak effects into a digital file to give your image a nostalgic feeling.

11:00

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Building the Story

Finn walks you through the story he has creating using the images from his shoot and explains his thinking behind the images he has chosen.

8:55

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Using Squarespace to Display Your Work

Finn shows you how he builds his photo stories using Squarespace and also the settings he uses when exporting from Lightroom.

25:44

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Q&A: Editing

Learn how Finn approaches editing, grading, color theory, and developing a style for you photography.

22:36

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Q&A: Pricing Your Work

In this episode Finn and Alex discuss the tricky topic of pricing your photography and give you examples and advice to help you value your work.

33:20

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Q&A: Shooting

Alex asks Finn about his processes to shed some light on why he approached this shoot in the way he did.

24:18

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Q&A: Photography Today

Alex and Finn discuss the photographic industry, creative fields in general, and how it pays to adopt new technology.

14:38

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Q&A: Stuff That Alex is Curious About

Finn discusses his back story, what drives him to make photos, and how living in a remote place informs his approach to life and his photography.

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Finn has spent years creating story-driven images for clients across the globe including Apple, Burberry, and Google. In this workshop, learn how to shape an impactful narrative and create work that stands out.

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Absolutely incredible!
Darius Haberstock
This workshop is jam-packed with the knowledge and real-world skills needed to create impactful images and tell a true-to-life story. Personally, I took away so much from this and am more motivated and excited than ever to go out and create images and tell stories with my work. Going through this workshop really made me look at my work and see where I can improve and grow from where I am as a photographer and as a filmmaker and overall creative. Amazing work from Finn and Alex here. Thank you for this workshop!
Fantastic and relatable
James McConnell
Finn's openness and authenticity are apparent, and it's easy to see that those things are at the core of not just his teaching, but his work as well. Photography has mostly been a hobby for me, but this workshop has helped me to see that there might be a path for me to do some semi-professional work as well.
Very inspiring workshop!
Laura Toye
This workshop is engaging and helpful and it's already influenced my photography a great deal! It answered many questions I've asked before about photography and I use it as inspiration whenever I fall into the "winter depression creative slump". I highly recommend it! Instagram: @LT.photo www.lauratoyephotography.com

Darius Haberstock

June 4, 2021

Absolutely incredible!

This workshop is jam-packed with the knowledge and real-world skills needed to create impactful images and tell a true-to-life story. Personally, I took away so much from this and am more motivated and excited than ever to go out and create images and tell stories with my work. Going through this workshop really made me look at my work and see where I can improve and grow from where I am as a photographer and as a filmmaker and overall creative. Amazing work from Finn and Alex here. Thank you for this workshop!

Darius Haberstock

June 4, 2021

James McConnell

May 24, 2021

Fantastic and relatable

Finn's openness and authenticity are apparent, and it's easy to see that those things are at the core of not just his teaching, but his work as well. Photography has mostly been a hobby for me, but this workshop has helped me to see that there might be a path for me to do some semi-professional work as well.

James McConnell

May 24, 2021

Laura Toye

Very inspiring workshop!

This workshop is engaging and helpful and it's already influenced my photography a great deal! It answered many questions I've asked before about photography and I use it as inspiration whenever I fall into the "winter depression creative slump". I highly recommend it! Instagram: @LT.photo www.lauratoyephotography.com

Laura Toye

Michael Overbeck

One of the best workshops out there...

Whether you're a just starting out with photography, or you've been a professional for years... there is so much to learn from this workshop. Can't recommend this workshop enough. IG: @michaeloverbeck www.michaeloverbeck.com

Michael Overbeck

Marcus Beretta

Outstanding on all fronts

I've always been skeptical of buying tutorials because they are normally similar to whats out there and they can be somewhat dull. With this tutorial, you can really see Alex's genuine personality and genuine want for people to succeed. I've found him incredibly inspiring by just watching a master do what a master does best. Underwater, on land or in air Alex does it all and does it incredibly well. @marcusberetta www.marcusberettaphotography.com

Marcus Beretta

Khurum Khan

Inspirational masterclass!

This workshop truley was an inspirational master class. It’s broken down step by step for beginners and pro photographers. Something for everyone. I love how it goes into detail about the meaning of the image and how you to tell a story through your visuals. Through every module your challenged to look at photography in a different way. I came out inspired after this workshop, feeling like I found the missing piece in my style and what being a photographer means. I would highly recommend this workshop to all. Instagram @khurumfilmmaker www.khurumakhan.com

Khurum Khan

Niklas

Insane amount of knowledge

This workshop contains knowledge that would take years to learn by yourself. The perfect guide for beginners but also very valuable for more advanced photographers. Worth every penny!

Niklas

Romain Dancre

March 25, 2021

The Best Workshop I Ever Took!

Simply incredible! Finn is a superb teacher and explains in real-time, in real conditions how he is thinking and what he is going to do. His approach to storytelling is incredibly precise and inspiring and I couldn't recommend this workshop enough! It just draws you out of all the posts you can see everywhere to center you and your ideas into the stories that truly matter!

Romain Dancre

March 25, 2021

Absolutely incredible!
Darius Haberstock
This workshop is jam-packed with the knowledge and real-world skills needed to create impactful images and tell a true-to-life story. Personally, I took away so much from this and am more motivated and excited than ever to go out and create images and tell stories with my work. Going through this workshop really made me look at my work and see where I can improve and grow from where I am as a photographer and as a filmmaker and overall creative. Amazing work from Finn and Alex here. Thank you for this workshop!
Fantastic and relatable
James McConnell
Finn's openness and authenticity are apparent, and it's easy to see that those things are at the core of not just his teaching, but his work as well. Photography has mostly been a hobby for me, but this workshop has helped me to see that there might be a path for me to do some semi-professional work as well.
Very inspiring workshop!
Laura Toye
This workshop is engaging and helpful and it's already influenced my photography a great deal! It answered many questions I've asked before about photography and I use it as inspiration whenever I fall into the "winter depression creative slump". I highly recommend it! Instagram: @LT.photo www.lauratoyephotography.com
One of the best workshops out there...
Michael Overbeck
Whether you're a just starting out with photography, or you've been a professional for years... there is so much to learn from this workshop. Can't recommend this workshop enough. IG: @michaeloverbeck www.michaeloverbeck.com
Outstanding on all fronts
Marcus Beretta
I've always been skeptical of buying tutorials because they are normally similar to whats out there and they can be somewhat dull. With this tutorial, you can really see Alex's genuine personality and genuine want for people to succeed. I've found him incredibly inspiring by just watching a master do what a master does best. Underwater, on land or in air Alex does it all and does it incredibly well. @marcusberetta www.marcusberettaphotography.com
Inspirational masterclass!
Khurum Khan
This workshop truley was an inspirational master class. It’s broken down step by step for beginners and pro photographers. Something for everyone. I love how it goes into detail about the meaning of the image and how you to tell a story through your visuals. Through every module your challenged to look at photography in a different way. I came out inspired after this workshop, feeling like I found the missing piece in my style and what being a photographer means. I would highly recommend this workshop to all. Instagram @khurumfilmmaker www.khurumakhan.com
Insane amount of knowledge
Niklas
This workshop contains knowledge that would take years to learn by yourself. The perfect guide for beginners but also very valuable for more advanced photographers. Worth every penny!
Fantastic workshop!
Boris Haberthuer
I was looking for a better way to capture moments of daily life and travels with my family and friends. Then I saw this Storytelling Workshop from Finn and Alex and it`s amazing! I have been taking photos for a long time but without having received any further training. Thanks to all the things I have learned from Finn in this workshop, photography is so much more fun.
The Best Workshop I Ever Took!
Romain Dancre
Simply incredible! Finn is a superb teacher and explains in real-time, in real conditions how he is thinking and what he is going to do. His approach to storytelling is incredibly precise and inspiring and I couldn't recommend this workshop enough! It just draws you out of all the posts you can see everywhere to center you and your ideas into the stories that truly matter!
Simply the best
Tommaso Selleri
This is simply the best workshop out there on photography and storytelling. Finn is awe inspiring and so real and authentic. A pleasure to watch, a joy to learn from such master. I really hope a volume 2 is coming soon! Thank you for this one!
A path to better stories
Oswaldo Martinez
Very happy I got this workshop. Finn and Alex do a great job at teaching highly useful methods and specific advice to help you improve your own work, and more importantly, tell better stories that are meaningful to you.
Worth More
Anne Drinkwater
This workshop is worth more than I what they charge. Finn is a great teacher. It is a case study which makes it easy to understand because there are real examples. It certainly changed my work for the better. I got my first client and they were thrilled that I did more than they expected because I was able to create stories. All thanks to Finn’s workshop.
Inspiring and full of value
Benjamin Leach
Having already spent quite a significant amount on a photography degree, I was initially hesitant to fork out for a workshop. I have been following Finn for a number of years, and eventually I bit the bullet and purchased the workshop. I regret not purchasing it sooner! The workshop was really inspiring for me, and being able to tap into the combined knowledge of Finn and Alex is really valuable. I have taken away lots of little areas that I can improve on, which I can now use to development both my creativity and my business. Thank you, Alex and Finn!
7 stars out of 5!
Vasily
If you know the language, it doesn't mean that you can write a book; it doesn't make you a good storyteller. Same with photography! If you are ready for the next step - this workshop is for you! This masterclass is about MAKING pictures instead of TAKING them. Finn enlighted the most challenging part of creating his shots - storytelling. Everything is explained in real-life examples, technics, and recommendations. This is the most valuable workshop I've ever attended, and I will definitely watch it again.
One of the finest workshop
Ankit Mahato
Since the day Alex released the trailer of the workshop, I was captivated with it but due to the lack of time and some monitory issues, I could not purchase the workshop right away. Since the outbreak of this virus, I have had time to go through the workshop and I absolutely love it. A story must have a beginning, mid part and an end and keep it simple with are some to the lessons that would be embedded in my head the next time I go out for a shoot. The cutaway shots and the 50mm stitch are some of the simple nuances of the enlightening series.
Meaningful
Christianna
This workshop changed my entire attitude from 'there is so much competition out there' to 'there are so many stories I want to tell and I know how'. I could always see and think of stories, but I wasn't as prepared when the magic moment unfolded in front of me. It is a very practical workshop with real examples, and helped me improve both technically and theoretically, and to start making pictures the way I had them in my mind. Lots of parts that I revisit, the pre-production and the editing, to prepare a story and to find your voice, find inspiration at any location. It certainly made me see things differently.
Fantastic
Brent Morris
My thoughts on the storytelling workshop. The short is; it’s fantastic. The long is I loved all the details covered, from shot types and the ideas behind them to the call sheets and shot lists, and the whole process. I felt like I had a better understanding of how to schedule a professional shoot and I really felt like I had a much better grasp on many ideas and concepts, and I believe I’ve been able to improve my photography with them, so thank you and Finn. It really is fantastic.
Fantastic Workshop - Please do the Finn in Wales Storytelling Workshop!!!
Maxwell Craig
This workshop was amazing. The storytelling aspect behind Finn's work was something that had been missing for me in a lot of photography workshops and tutorials. He does a great job explaining how to create the mood for a shoot, capture the images out in the field, and then bring the story together in the editing room.
Shifted my perspective on how to approach photography
Tori Brelsford
I've just finished watching the Storytelling workshop, as a graphic designer myself, I'm in a similar position to what Finn was in 10 years ago. I'm just starting out in photography but the concept of storytelling is the puzzle piece I was missing. I fell into the trap of always looking for the 'banger' without really knowing what I was trying to say. Your workshop has totally shifted my perspective on how to approach shooting so just wanted to say thanks for such an insightful, honest and open workshop. Would 100% recommend.
Incredibly Useful
Liz Kuball
I learned a tremendous amount from Finn in this workshop. From the way he conceives a story, to the way he executes it and edits the shoot, to simple Lightroom and Photoshop techniques, this workshop gave me loads of ideas for ways I can improve my process. Well worth the money.
Finn is the is the master
Joshua Ball
Finn goes into so much valuable detail on how to approach a shoot from start to finish. Incredible information and insight into what goes into a shoot to be a successful photographer
Five Stars
Margaret A Drinkwater
When I learn best it is when I'm given a model for how things should work. Once I have a model in my mind, then all the more detailed instructions have a spot in my noggin to live. This is why this workshop has been working for me. I found the model that Finn has created makes so much sense. It is like an onion. Layers get peeled back and peeled back further. At each layer I learned something or found a new way to apply knowledge I already had. Long way of saying "Five Stars".
SO WORTH IT!!!
Sasha Francoeur
This the only workshop on the internet that not only touches on marketing yourself and work, but gets at the bigger questions of developing DEPTH in your work-whether it’s commercial or personal… Finn is a masterful visual storyteller with years of experience and this is hands down the most influential workshop I’ve taken since I picked up a camera. Please do yourself a favor and take advantage of Finns generosity. I cannot stress enough how much detail he and Alex pack into this workshop. As I’ve begun to finally get a handle on my own personal photographic journey I have referenced this workshop and its materials many times since watching it. It is an incredible resource! -@sashajeremycreative
Finn x Strohl
Graham King
I love this workshop! As an experienced photographer I am still finding so much value in how Finn approaches shoots and how he deals with clients. It is well worth the investment.
Super great for anyone
Andrew Ramsay
I'm not a professional photographer but love to use my photos to capture moments and memories, and create stories - couldn't recommend this enough for this. It is clear that a lot of time and effort has been put into creating a great resource
An amazing investment for any photographer.
Ewan Vernon
First of all, I want to thank Alex and Finn for such an amazing workshop. I regularly had to pause it because it was giving me so many ideas and so much inspiration that I had to process and note down! I have come away from it with lots of shooting tips, lots of lightroom help, but above all, I have come away with a new outlook on telling stories through my photographs. It offers a fantastic insight into Finn's process and I genuinely can't wait to start the new photo stories and ideas that this workshop has given me. I can wholeheartedly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to improve their photography and storytelling! P.S. the production of the videos and the filming of the tutorials was all so smooth and effective - It was a pleasure to watch and I really enjoyed it!
Such an eye opener
Isabella De Beukelaer
I have been aware of this workshop for some time and very happy I finally jumped in. Finn Beales makes telling stories in photography look easy. I'm a big fan , that's what I also wanted to do but I was struggling with it. This in depth workshop shows the work, inspiration and method . It's very well rounded, you get to follow a shoot from start to finish and Finn walks you through his thinking/creating process. Also enjoyed the Q&A's at the end. I'm inspired - a good feeling
Fantastic and very insightful
Natalia Martinez
The one sure thing about working as a professional photographer is knowing you can always learn something new. Seeing Finn work helped me see what I am doing right, what I can improve on and what I can do differently and also gave me some good food for thought with the great questions talked about with Alex. Definitely watching this again.
An in-depth look at the art of storytelling
Ollie Holder
Finn's breakdown of the art of storytelling in photography is clearly laid out from start to finish. His explanations are clear and concise with his example imagery and documentation a clear demonstration of his own technique when out on a shoot. The only downside to the course is the sound quality. At times the audio levels peaked and on a couple of occasions a strong static disturbance is heard. Furthermore there is a constant static heard throughout each of the videos. It's a shame that this issue is present in such a fantastic course. Overall, a great course with a lot of vital information for a freelancer or for a photographer who may be dealing with clients on a weekly-basis. The only downside is the sound quality throughout. Audio issues aside, a fantastic course! Highly recommended.
Probably the Best Workshop of all the Workshop
Finn's workshop is probably by far one of the best workshop on Wildist. A very close tie is Chris Burkard's workshop. Finn's communication on camera is simple, easy to follow, without a lot of fluff. His bullet points are already etched in mind and will not be forgotten. Most of the Wildist workshops are great, but sometimes they get too wordy. Finn sticks to the point and "shows" you what he's talking. If you want to learn how to tell a story via photography & create a photoshoot & develop your craft & grow professionally - THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!!! Lastly, the Q&A at the end is priceless with lots of good info. I wish the other workshops would do this more often. The only negative is that the audio is kinda wonky sometimes.
By Far The Ultimate Storytelling Workshop
Matthew Steindl
By far the best workshop, Finn goes into great detail and insight throughout the workshop. He not only teaches you how to create a memorable image but a great story to accompany a set of images. If I had to take one thing away from this workshop, it's always think about a backstory before setting out to capture an image and don't forget to capture the details! Thanks for the great workshop Finn and Alex.
What a workshop
Paschal Murphy
Great job Finn and Alex on a brilliant workshop I learned so much from it. I liked the in depth depiction of Finn's technical skills but also his overall approach. So useful for a photographer like me, just starting out in my career.
All steps of a storytelling assignment in just one workshop
JR van Alphen
The workshop takes you through all steps of a photo storytelling assignment. I like the mix of telling how to address an assignment (contact client, pricing, thinking out and later building actual story), the practical technical aspects of a shoot (location search, type of shots including lenses, editing) and the personal reflections and thoughts. Even for a person like me, who does not have the aim to make a living out of photography, the workshop was more than worth the investment. It was worth every minute watching.
Just what I needed
B Pavon
Great workshop! Finn's insights definitely helped me to see storytelling as a central part of my work. This will take anyone's photography to a more professional level.
THANK YOU
Monique Sabina Sainz McCommons
So enriching, so inspiring, so brilliant. Magic. A true wholehearted thank you.
Storytelling Simplified!
James Kao
Finn lays it all out here in this simple to understand workshop. The concepts he presents are as old as storytelling itself but he clarifies them in a way that is engaging and relevant for the modern storyteller. I am glad I found this workshop and can't wait to apply what I have learned!
The Best Workshop
Victor Victor
I have no words. It is the best workshop I have ever done. His way of doing, explaining or simply speaking is by far the most professional thing I have seen in a long time. Thanks for this workshop, I will follow my notes to grow as a professional.
How to tell a story with images
Alessandro
I’ve bought some workshop here, but just let me say that this is the best for me. I was searching for something that fit my way to live the photography, a way to emphasize my skill without the necessity to travel the world to say something. Finn opened my mind with simple topics, a proper way to see photography. I’ve learned how to tell a story, now it’s up to me to build my own story. Thank you a lot Finn and Alex for this possibility!
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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

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Welcome to this new workshop highlighting the working practices of Finn Beales.

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Introducing Finn Beales

Finn works with some of the world's most demanding brands who are attracted by his cinematic style and the narrative he weaves throughout his work.

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Have coffee with Alex and Finn and learn about how they met and why they're making this workshop together.

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Welcome to the Workshop

Finn introduces the format for this workshop and goes over the reasons why it's important to include story in your work.

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What Is A Story?

In this episode Finn deconstructs the essence of a story so you can learn and then apply some methods and techniques to improve your own.

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Essence: Location

Finn discusses the importance of location, which includes supporting details and props and the impact it can have on your story.

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Essence: Character

Finn shows how you can use characters to drive events in your story by identifying their desires, the importance of credibility and also how he likes to work with models.

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Essence: Events

In this episode, Finn teaches you how to use obstacles to build events, crafting a journey and incorporating product into a story.

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Photography As A Medium

Finn talks about generating mood and feeling using your characters, and how to involve your audiences own experiences in your work.

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Finn recaps on his steps for building a story from scratch.

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The Importance of Shot Type

Finn discusses his key shot types and the qualities each on can bring to a story.

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Prepare for Success

Finn explains how he approaches a shoot and manages clients expectations from the onset.

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Asking the Right Questions

Finn breaks down his approach for responding to prospective enquires and gives you a list of questions you can put to clients to help you price and produce a shoot.

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Identifying Your Locations

Finn explains how he uses 3 criteria to identify locations and how you should keep a story at the heart of everything you do.

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Developing Treatments & Moodboards

In this episode Finn walks you through the treatment he has developed for this workshop and also the moodboard he will use to ensure everyone involved is on the same page.

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Creating A Call Sheet & Shot List

Finn walks you through an example call sheet and creative brief he made for a job he shot last year.

4:19
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Meeting Your Subjects

In this episode Finn talks about the steps he takes before he meets with someone he is due to photograph, steps that will help him capture natural portraits.

10:12
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The Board Room

Finn shoots the first part of his story in Dan Costa's board shaping room. He walks you through his thought process when capturing a person at work and the shot types he's looking for.

5:25
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Location Recce

Follow Finn and the rest of the crew as they conduct a location scout ahead of sunset.

6:14
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The Roadtrip

In this episode Finn shoots the transitional elements for his story involving the Land Rover and the surrounding landscape.

6:14
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Surf Day

Follow Finn as he shoots the culmination of his story at the beach as Dan prepares for a sunset surf session.

7:14
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Shooting Technique 1: 50 & Stitch

Finn breaks down one of the key techniques he uses when working with a 50mm lens.

5:37
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Shooting Technique 2: Tracking Shot

Finn breaks down the process associated with shooting from car to car so he can generate a sense of movemen

13:37
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Alex Shoot Day

Watch Alex Strohl shoot for the same client but produce different results.

3:22
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Introduction to Editing

Finn explains his approach to editing, filter Lightroom catalogues to speed up workflow and also grading images using presets and Photoshop plugins.

8:58
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Making Selects

Finn gives you an insight into his digital post-production process, and shares the system he has developed for filtering image catalogues to help him easily locate files.

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28

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Grading in Lightroom

Finn's editing process in Adobe Lightroom: Basic Adjustments, Tone curve, HSL Panel, Split Toning Sharpening, Camera Calibration, Gradient & Radial filters.

9:59
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Analog Film Elements

A step-by-step approach to adding inconsistencies like film grain and light leak effects into a digital file to give your image a nostalgic feeling.

11:00
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30

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Building the Story

Finn walks you through the story he has creating using the images from his shoot and explains his thinking behind the images he has chosen.

8:55
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31

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Using Squarespace to Display Your Work

Finn shows you how he builds his photo stories using Squarespace and also the settings he uses when exporting from Lightroom.

25:44
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32

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Q&A: Editing

Learn how Finn approaches editing, grading, color theory, and developing a style for you photography.

22:36
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33

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Q&A: Pricing Your Work

In this episode Finn and Alex discuss the tricky topic of pricing your photography and give you examples and advice to help you value your work.

33:20
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34

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Q&A: Shooting

Alex asks Finn about his processes to shed some light on why he approached this shoot in the way he did.

24:18
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35

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Q&A: Photography Today

Alex and Finn discuss the photographic industry, creative fields in general, and how it pays to adopt new technology.

14:38
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Q&A: Stuff That Alex is Curious About

Finn discusses his back story, what drives him to make photos, and how living in a remote place informs his approach to life and his photography.

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Workshop Episodes

Part 01
Fundamentals & Pre-Production
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Series Introduction

Welcome to this new workshop highlighting the working practices of Finn Beales.

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Introducing Finn Beales

Finn works with some of the world's most demanding brands who are attracted by his cinematic style and the narrative he weaves throughout his work.

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Q&A Coffee With Finn & Alex

Have coffee with Alex and Finn and learn about how they met and why they're making this workshop together.

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Welcome to the Workshop

Finn introduces the format for this workshop and goes over the reasons why it's important to include story in your work.

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Gear

Take a look at the gear Finn has brought on this shoot: cameras, lenses, storage, bags, toolkit, and an H.

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What Is A Story?

In this episode Finn deconstructs the essence of a story so you can learn and then apply some methods and techniques to improve your own.

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Essence: Location

Finn discusses the importance of location, which includes supporting details and props and the impact it can have on your story.

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Essence: Character

Finn shows how you can use characters to drive events in your story by identifying their desires, the importance of credibility and also how he likes to work with models.

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Essence: Events

In this episode, Finn teaches you how to use obstacles to build events, crafting a journey and incorporating product into a story.

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Photography As A Medium

Finn talks about generating mood and feeling using your characters, and how to involve your audiences own experiences in your work.

0:44
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Recap

Finn recaps on his steps for building a story from scratch.

8:53
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The Importance of Shot Type

Finn discusses his key shot types and the qualities each on can bring to a story.

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Prepare for Success

Finn explains how he approaches a shoot and manages clients expectations from the onset.

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Asking the Right Questions

Finn breaks down his approach for responding to prospective enquires and gives you a list of questions you can put to clients to help you price and produce a shoot.

3:28
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Identifying Your Locations

Finn explains how he uses 3 criteria to identify locations and how you should keep a story at the heart of everything you do.

7:20
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Developing Treatments & Moodboards

In this episode Finn walks you through the treatment he has developed for this workshop and also the moodboard he will use to ensure everyone involved is on the same page.

4:59
Just Added

17

.

Creating A Call Sheet & Shot List

Finn walks you through an example call sheet and creative brief he made for a job he shot last year.

4:19
Just Added

18

.

Meeting Your Subjects

In this episode Finn talks about the steps he takes before he meets with someone he is due to photograph, steps that will help him capture natural portraits.

10:12
Just Added

19

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The Board Room

Finn shoots the first part of his story in Dan Costa's board shaping room. He walks you through his thought process when capturing a person at work and the shot types he's looking for.

5:25
Just Added

20

.

Location Recce

Follow Finn and the rest of the crew as they conduct a location scout ahead of sunset.

6:14
Just Added

21

.

The Roadtrip

In this episode Finn shoots the transitional elements for his story involving the Land Rover and the surrounding landscape.

6:14
Just Added

22

.

Surf Day

Follow Finn as he shoots the culmination of his story at the beach as Dan prepares for a sunset surf session.

7:14
Just Added

23

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Shooting Technique 1: 50 & Stitch

Finn breaks down one of the key techniques he uses when working with a 50mm lens.

5:37
Just Added

24

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Shooting Technique 2: Tracking Shot

Finn breaks down the process associated with shooting from car to car so he can generate a sense of movemen

13:37
Just Added

25

.

Alex Shoot Day

Watch Alex Strohl shoot for the same client but produce different results.

3:22
Just Added

26

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Introduction to Editing

Finn explains his approach to editing, filter Lightroom catalogues to speed up workflow and also grading images using presets and Photoshop plugins.

8:58
Just Added

27

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Making Selects

Finn gives you an insight into his digital post-production process, and shares the system he has developed for filtering image catalogues to help him easily locate files.

Just Added

28

.

Grading in Lightroom

Finn's editing process in Adobe Lightroom: Basic Adjustments, Tone curve, HSL Panel, Split Toning Sharpening, Camera Calibration, Gradient & Radial filters.

9:59
Just Added

29

.

Analog Film Elements

A step-by-step approach to adding inconsistencies like film grain and light leak effects into a digital file to give your image a nostalgic feeling.

11:00
Just Added

30

.

Building the Story

Finn walks you through the story he has creating using the images from his shoot and explains his thinking behind the images he has chosen.

8:55
Just Added

31

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Using Squarespace to Display Your Work

Finn shows you how he builds his photo stories using Squarespace and also the settings he uses when exporting from Lightroom.

25:44
Just Added

32

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Q&A: Editing

Learn how Finn approaches editing, grading, color theory, and developing a style for you photography.

22:36
Just Added

33

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Q&A: Pricing Your Work

In this episode Finn and Alex discuss the tricky topic of pricing your photography and give you examples and advice to help you value your work.

33:20
Just Added

34

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Q&A: Shooting

Alex asks Finn about his processes to shed some light on why he approached this shoot in the way he did.

24:18
Just Added

35

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Q&A: Photography Today

Alex and Finn discuss the photographic industry, creative fields in general, and how it pays to adopt new technology.

14:38
Just Added

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Q&A: Stuff That Alex is Curious About

Finn discusses his back story, what drives him to make photos, and how living in a remote place informs his approach to life and his photography.

Part 02
Production
Live
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Part 03
Editing
Dropping
Mid August
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  • 176 Pages
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    Pre-production Check-list, Creative Brief, and Pitch Deck

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Finn Beales
Finn is an award-winning travel, lifestyle and commercial photographer based in the United Kingdom where he lives with his wife and two children. Attracted by his cinematic style and the narrative he weaves throughout his work, Finn shoots for the likes of Apple, Land Rover, Omega, Cartier and a variety of other global brands.
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