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The Ultimate Photo Storytelling Workshop
37 Episodes
Over 6hrs of Content
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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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

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The Ultimate Photo Storytelling Workshop

Finn Beales

The Ultimate Photo Storytelling Workshop

Finn Beales

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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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Workshop Episodes

1:30

Ep

1

Series Introduction

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

1:34

Ep

2

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.

9:49

Ep

3

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.

2:32

Ep

4

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.

6:57

Ep

5

Gear

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

3:51

Ep

5

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.

5:20

Ep

7

Essence: Location

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

Ep

8

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.

Ep

9

Essence: Events

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

Ep

10

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

Ep

11

Recap

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

8:53

Ep

12

The Importance of Shot Type

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

0:59

Ep

13

Prepare for Success

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

5:19

Ep

14

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

Ep

15

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

Ep

16

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

19

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

Ep

20

Location Recce

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

6:14

Ep

21

The Roadtrip

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

6:14

Ep

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

Ep

23

Shooting Technique 1: 50 & Stitch

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

5:37

Ep

24

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

Ep

25

Alex Shoot Day

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

3:22

Ep

26

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

Ep

27

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.

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

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

Ep

31

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

Ep

32

Q&A: Editing

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

22:36

Ep

33

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

Ep

34

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

Ep

35

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

Ep

36

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.

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
  • 37 Episodes
  • Over 6hrs of Content
  • 176 Pages

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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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