How do we build a team from scratch? I think this sounds really official to a lot of people and I just want to quickly demystify that and use a different term instead. Let's just say friends. On commercial shoots, we often have assistants, digi techs, entire crew of people to help us. But, once again, when we are out in the field on our own to make the photos that we wanna make for us we need to get creative with getting help and I think, as we did with our model search, we start with our friends. Another great option is to find a photographer that's maybe in the same part of the journey as you and they probably want to trade some help. So why not explore that? We learn a lot from assisting others, even if it's just by being exposed to another person's way of thinking. I think that part of it might almost be more valuable but in a worst case scenario you at least come out with someone to help you and try to keep in mind the network of friends who are into doing photo things, whether th...
at means being a model or driving the land cruiser while I shoot and as I figure out what concept I want to pursue, I start to reach out and see who's interested.
Hi, my name is Forrest Mankins. I’m a commercial lifestyle photographer and director based in Western Montana. My passion lies in the joy of the journey, and my photography comes from a desire to tell the stories that happen along the way.
A lot of philosophical insights but not much of practical tips to use! I love Forrest Mankins photos and youtube channel. I signed up for his workshop to get a bit more of an insider perception, which he delivered in his own style and which is great. However, at the end of the workshop, I have a hard time to really feel like it worth it. Maybe I was expecting too much of technical, really hands on tips. The whole thing is good overall, don't get me wrong but not as much useful as expected.
Creating a Moment Overall, this workshop had a ton of great insight into Forrest's process before and after creating an image. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the points he touched on with working with models and teams. I never had a workshop go into these sort of important details that forgotten at times. I wish the workshop had more "in the field" video content as it tended to get a bit cumbersome watching Forrest talk at the camera over and over again but regardless I definitely learned a lot and would purchase this workshop again in heartbeat.