• Instructors

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    Finn Beales

  • Skill Level

    Level 2

    You know the basics, but are keen to learn more about camera settings, histograms, and color profiles; as well as higher level photography notions. You'll get a healthy balance of both.

  • What You Get

    6 hours of learning

    + 36 segments

    + Lesson PDF

    + 9 in the field episodes

    + 6 Lightroom Presets

  • Learn to

    Build a story in your creative

    + Develop a mood-board, call sheet, and shot list

    + Prepare for a shoot, including what gear to use

    + Shoot, direct, and transition

    + Create a post production and editing workflow

    + Work with clients

What You'll Learn

Finn wants to take you through his process, step by step. You'll learn why stories are so important to your work, and how to use characters, events, and location as elements to drive the story. Then, you'll learn how to plan, shoot, and edit like Finn does.

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Introduction

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Welcome to the newest Strohl.Works workshop with Finn Beales - a never before seen deep dive into how he works.

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Introducing Finn Beales

2/36

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

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Coffee with Finn & Alex - Q&A

3/36

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

4/36

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

5/36

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?

6/36

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

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Essence: Location

7/36

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

8/36

Finn shows how you can use characters to drive events in your story by identifying their desires, the importance of credibility an...

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Essence: Events

9/36

In this segment, 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

10/36

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

11/36

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

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The Importance of Shot Type

12/36

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

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Preparation

13/36

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

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Asking the Right Questions

14/36

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

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Identifying your Locations

15/36

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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Treatments & Moodboards

16/36

In this segment Finn walks you through the treatment he has developed for this workshop and also the moodboard he will use to ensu...

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Creating a Call Sheet & Shot List

17/36

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

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Meeting your Subjects

18/36

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...

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The Board Room

19/36

Finn shoots the first part of his story in Dan Costa's board shaping room. He walks you through his thought process when capturing...

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Location Recce

20/36

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

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The Roadtrip

21/36

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

22/36

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

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Shooting Technique 1: 50mm & Stitch

23/36

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

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Shooting Technique 2: Tracking

24/36

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

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Alex Shoot Day

25/36

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

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Introduction to Editing

26/36

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

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Making Selects

27/36

Finn gives you an insight into his digital post-production process, and shares the system he has developed for filtering image cat...

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Grading in Lightroom

28/36

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

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Analog Film Elements

29/36

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

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Building the Story

30/36

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

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Using Squarespace

31/36

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

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Q&A: Editing with Alex & Finn

32/36

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

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Q&A: Pricing your Work

33/36

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

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Q&A: Shooting

34/36

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

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Q&A: Photography Today

35/36

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

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Q&A: Stuff that Alex is Curious About

36/36

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

"This is an incredible workshop with invaluable information and insight into photography and the creative process. Currently watching it for for the 3rd time."

—JOHAN RAVILO

Class Extras

Get more out of the lesson with exclusive presets and downloadable content.

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.
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