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Lesson 11 from: The Ultimate Photo Storytelling Workshop

Finn Beales

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11. Recap

Finn recaps on his steps for building a story from scratch.

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So to recap, number one, build a plot device before your shoot day. Number two, think of your location and your character, and craft events out of obstacles associated with your character's desires. Number three, create a satisfying ending by allowing your character to overcome those obstacles, and ultimately achieve their goal. So by following these simple rules, you can start to structure your narrative and create a story out of it. From that, you can start to build a short list and work way more efficiently when it comes to shoot day. So now you have a plan to go out and do it yourself. (peaceful music)...

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Ratings and Reviews

Brent Morris

Fantastic My thoughts on the storytelling workshop. The short is; it’s fantastic. The long is I loved all the details covered, from shot types and the ideas behind them to the call sheets and shot lists, and the whole process. I felt like I had a better understanding of how to schedule a professional shoot and I really felt like I had a much better grasp on many ideas and concepts, and I believe I’ve been able to improve my photography with them, so thank you and Finn. It really is fantastic.

Oswaldo Martinez

A path to better stories Very happy I got this workshop. Finn and Alex do a great job at teaching highly useful methods and specific advice to help you improve your own work, and more importantly, tell better stories that are meaningful to you.

Tommaso Selleri

Simply the best This is simply the best workshop out there on photography and storytelling. Finn is awe inspiring and so real and authentic. A pleasure to watch, a joy to learn from such master. I really hope a volume 2 is coming soon! Thank you for this one!

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