Creating photos that people will remember with Forrest Mankins | Moment class


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.

Learn to capture memorable photos

  • Creating a concept and plan
  • Finding and directing talent.
  • Capturing candid moments.
  • Creating a natural look with your edits.
  • Getting the most out of your gear

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Forrest Mankins and Stroh Works 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.


Workshop Intro


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


Tea with Mankins


Alex and Forrest have tea and kick off the workshop – ‘creating photos that people will remember’



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.

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.




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.

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.


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.

Building a Team


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


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.

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.


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.


Editing – Finishing a Concept


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.’

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.

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.


Land Cruiser $500 Challenge


In the second $500 challenge, Forrest continues to show 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.

Meet Your Instructor

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. When I’m not travelling on assignment, I spend my time at home cooking and camping with my wife Claire and our puppy Penny. I feel personally driven to create every day, and I love sharing the people, places, and experiences that make life so wonderful.

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