Creating Photos that People will Remember with Forrest Mankins

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Creating Photos that People will Remember with Forrest Mankins

    Forrest Mankins and Wildist are going to teach you how to go from capturing good photos to capturing shots that people are actually going to remember. From creating the concept to planning, directing, and editing; Forrest is going to share techniques that you can apply in your everyday photography. Bringing that warm, film look into your digital shots, Forrest will show you how to get professional level shots with the cheapest of tools.

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    What You'll Learn

    In this deep dive into the way Forrest views the world, you’ll learn his strategies and high-level vision that will help you elevate your work to the next level.

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      1:58

      Workshop Intro

      Alex introduces one of his favorite creators, Forrest Mankins, and gives some backstory to their relationship and the workshop.

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      5:47

      Tea with Mankins

      Alex and Forrest have tea and kickoff the workshop.

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      1:52

      Failure

      You can do an amazing job at planning out an entire shoot, but by choosing a less than amazing image as a final result you’ve wasted the idea and your own time.

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      2:13

      Burnout

      With the right mindset, you can turn an obstacle into an opportunity. Learn from Forrest’s experience with burnout and find out what brought him back into creativity.

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      2:55

      Creating Concepts

      Forrest explains how taking the time to write down brief outlines of your ideas can help you come back to photography with a new passion and direction.

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      2:15

      Planning

      It’s important to think about the point or the substance of a photo as your primary goal, with the location being secondary. We don’t need everything to be perfect, just the elements we’re choosing to put in our frame.

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      4:49

      Finding People to Shoot With

      Forrest helps you find/identify people to shoot with, even if you’ve never done it before. He explains how and why to properly communicate everything from your concept to logistics.

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      5:09

      Working with Talent

      Go above and beyond with how you treat people, and you’ll make new creative relationships that put you on the path to creating better work than you’ve ever made.

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      2:17

      Building a Team

      Forrest demystifies “building a team” and suggests practical and easy ways to do it

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      8:50

      Shooting with a Team

      Follow along on a photoshoot with Forrest to see him build a team and how he relies on them for help to make the shoot come together.

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      5:26

      Film vs. Digital

      Every camera has its own strengths and weaknesses. Learn how to prioritize the image over the medium, and capitalize on the strengths of whatever camera you have to use as leverage while you’re shooting.

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      23:03

      Editing - Referencing Film

      Keeping film and digital work cohesive takes practice, but it is totally doable. Find out why Forrest chooses different film for different reasons.

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      3:12

      Editing - Finishing a Concept

      After shooting a concept in the field, it's important to continue your vision through the editing process.

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      2:37

      Presets

      A preset is information: Forrest explains how they are totally invaluable in informing our own perspectives.

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      4:41

      Lake $500 Challenge

      When a new camera is released, it doesn’t make yours obsolete. In the first $500 challenge, Forrest shows how style, technique, and process are more important than gear.

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      4:10

      Learning Taste

      Time put in by itself isn’t a guarantee or an indicator of taste and skill--what most people call talent. Find out how to evolve your portfolio.

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      11:40

      Land Cruiser $500 Challenge

      In the second $500 challenge, Forrest continues to show how style, technique, and process are more important than gear.

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      30:54

      Q&A

      Looking for specific answers to specific questions? Find out what Alex was curious to ask Forrest.

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    — FORREST MANKINS

    Class Extras

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

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      4 Lightroom Presets

      Get access to 4 of Forrest's newest Lightroom presets. You won't find them anywhere else.

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      Lesson Guide PDF

      A downloadable PDF accompanies the workshop with segment recaps, notes, and links to Forrest's favorite tools.

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    Instructor

    Forrest Mankins

    Hi, my name is Forrest Mankins. I’m a commercial lifestyle photographer and director based in Western Montana.

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