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The Photography Storytelling Workshop By Finn Beales

The Photography Storytelling Workshop by Finn Beales

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Don't just take a picture, make it. Using a proven five-step process - Pitch, Prepare, Shoot, Edit and Deliver - readers will develop the same successful, reliable working methods that earn influence and delight audiences, regardless of what genre you're working in.

The Photography Storytelling Workshop Summary

The Photography Storytelling Workshop: A five-step guide to creating unforgettable photographs by Finn Beales

If you want to make it beyond Instagram as a photographer you have to give a solid listen to the ideas, tips and overall mindset that Finn shares in this workshop. @alexstrohl

Don't just take a picture, make photos that move people.

Storytelling is a gift to photographers, letting you weave together characters, events, locations and subjects into a work of beauty greater than the sum of its parts. There are as many stories to tell as pictures to take, but there are also tried-and-tested methods you can adopt to help improve your photography and streamline your workflow.

In this beginner-to-pro workshop, award-winning photographer and influencer Finn Beales teaches enthusiasts and aspiring professionals how to master every element of the photographer's process. By following his five-step course - Pitch, Prepare, Shoot, Edit and Deliver - you will develop the same successful, reliable working methods that earn influence and delight audiences, regardless of what genre you're working in. Create intrigue, pull in your audience and tell richer, more rounded stories using your DSLR camera.

Want to craft a shoot from start to finish? All the essentials are covered, from building a story into your creative, shoot preparation, the necessary gear and props, working with mood-boards and call sheets, compositional balance, and directing models, right through to post production, editing and file delivery.

Discover within:
  • What equipment you'll need, when and why;
  • The secret to key shots and essential techniques;
  • Plot devices to help you craft your narrative;
  • Step-by-step DSLR projects to perfect your skills;
  • Effortlessly capture events, landscapes, portraits, interiors and experiences;
  • How to edit better and be different;
  • Extra exercises to improve your smartphone photography.

Compose for impact. Stand out through story.

The Photography Storytelling Workshop Reviews

"A road map to creating evocative images." * Publishers Weekly *
"Should be studied by every novice photographer hoping to turn their photographed images into truly memorable story telling." * Midwest Book Review *
"The Photography Storytelling Workshop is a well conceived and structured book, with an easy-to-navigate design and a good balance between text and images. A wise buy for any photographer seeking to hone their craft."
* Digital Camera Magazine *
"This is an inspiring book that takes a fresh approach to developing your photography projects. The writing is snappy and the ideas are clearly presented and attractively laid-out, allowing Beales' energy and enthusiasm for telling stories with photography to shine through." * Black & White Photography *
"Thanks for the inspiration Finn. His new book is such a useful resource no matter what level of creative you are." * Hello Emilie *

About Finn Beales

Starting out as a designer, Finn Beales decided the pictures he was commissioning weren't good enough, so he left his desk behind, took up a camera and started telling his own stories. Ten years, 600,000 Instagram followers (@finn), and multiple awards later, in his first practical book, Finn shares what he's learned along the way: how to create, craft and share beautiful photographs that sell and attract attention. Finn knows what it takes to amplify a brand using a narrative cinematic style. His clients include Apple, Land Rover, Audi and Cartier.

Table of Contents

The Power of Images
Sparking the Imagination
Where to Start?
What You Will Need
Gear: SLR
Gear: Phone Apps
Exercise: Image Editing on a Smartphone

Storytelling 101
What is a Story?
Project: Capture an Environmental Protrait
The Importance of Shot Types
Shot Types: Extreme and Long
Shot Types: Medium and Medium Close
Shot Types: Close-Up and Cutaways
Project: One Subject, Ten Ways
Creating a Body of Work
Project: Everyday Cinematic

Step 1: Pitch
Ask the Right Questions
The Creative Call
Project: Develop a Treatment
Selling the Estimate

Step 2: Prepare
Developing a Mood Board
Mood-boarding for Colour
Combining Colour Palettes
Developing Your Own Colour Palette for Image Grading
Exercise: Making the Grade
Project: Edit Like a Painter
The Location Recce
Mission Control

Step 3: Shoot
Meeting Your Subjects
See the Light
Types of Sunlight
Project: Capturing Mystery: Shooting Silhouettes
Camera Settings
Shooting with Prime lenses
Exercise: Phone Portraits
Shooting Technique: Rembrandt
Exercise: Rembrandt Lighting
Shooting Technique: Catchlights
Exercise: Experimenting with Catchlights
Shooting Technique: 50 & Stitch (the Brenizer Method)
Exercise: Stitching
Shooting Technique: Beginner Panning Shot
Exercise: Panning with a Smart Phone
Project: Keep Moving: Motion Blur
Shooting Technique: Advanced Tracking Shot
Exercise: Tracking
Shooting Technique: Cinematic
Project: Dreamlike Scenes with Lens Flare
Shooting Technique: Dirty Foreground

Step 4: Edit
Save Time! Organise Your Images
Making Your Selects
Lightroom Collections
Exercise: Making Collections
Grading: Basic Adjustments
Project: Shoot with Film to Influence Your Grade
Introducing Film Grain and Effects
Exercise: Adding Light Leaks
Building a Story
Backup, Backup, Backup

Step 5: Deliver
File Formats
Project: Finalising Your File
Delivering Your Selects

There is No Finish Line

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The Photography Storytelling Workshop: A five-step guide to creating unforgettable photographs by Finn Beales
White Lion Publishing
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