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2 hrs of Video Content

In 18 episodes, Forrest breaks down his mindset & approach to commercial photography, creating concepts and being yourself on social media.

4 All-New Presets

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

Workshop PDF

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

2 hrs of Video Content

In 18 episodes, Forrest breaks down his mindset & approach to commercial photography, creating concepts and being yourself on social media.

4 All-New Presets

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

Workshop PDF

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


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Forrest Mankins

Forrest Mankins is a commercial photographer based in Colorado. He has developed a distinct visual style that epitomizes joy, focusing on the stories that happen along the journey. He has worked with notable brands like Apple, Away, Canon, Microsoft, Marshall, Budweiser, Danner, and more. 

Taking the Jump with Forrest Mankins

"With the right mindset, you can turn an obstacle into an opportunity."

-Forrest Mankins

Preview the Workshop

What will you learn?

 

The art of creating a strong concept.

How to direct models and produce a shoot.

Tips for finding and honing your own unique voice.

The importance of focusing on the image and not the medium.

Strategies for dealing with burnout and tackling setbacks.

Workshop Highlights

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

Alex and Forrest have tea and kickoff the workshop.

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. 

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.

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. 

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

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. 

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.

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

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. 

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.

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

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

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

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.

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. 

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.

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

How is this workshop different?

At Strohl Works we take the utmost care to always bring you new topics in workshops so you never get the same insight and techniques twice.

 

It's aimed at advanced photographers.

Those who know how to use their camera,
but struggle with their concepts.

 

It’s all about showing THE REAL YOU.

Being honest in expressing yourself in the
crowded world of social media.

 

It features film photography.

Our first workshop that features
analog photography techniques and concepts.

 

It explains how to shoot with cheap gear.

"The $500 challenge"

What matters is your concept, not your gear.

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Email us at hello@strohl.works and we'll sort you out! Please note, we are not in the office during weekends. 

How do I get access?

As long as you enter your email address at checkout, you will get access to the content via email within 15 minutes of enrolling. If you use your phone number instead of an email address, you will not get immediate access. If you forget to enter your email address, please notify us at hello@strohl.works.

Can I watch offline?

Yes! There's an all new iPhone app that will let you download the episodes to your phone for offline access.

Does it have subtitiles?

Yes.

Can I gift it to someone?

Yes! Just put your email in the order to receive access information. Then you can just send the access to your friend or loved one on the desired date.

How long is it available?

This is a self-paced course. Once you enroll, it will be available indefinitely.