• 32 Video Lessons

    In 5hrs of HD content, including 6 field episodes and 6 editing episodes, Benjamin shares everything he's learned on his pursuit for a unique, striking aesthetic.

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    Enroll during pre-order to get exclusive access to the Strohl Works Community Forum. Get direct feedback on your Workshop assignments from Ben & Alex themselves.

  • Supporting PDF

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

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Benjamin is one of those photographers that without a doubt inspires greatness from everyone his work touches. It’s a personal push to reach beyond the boundaries as an artist to capture the world in new light. Anyone with the privilege to learn from him should take it and run. Exceptional!

M1- Gear & Prep

  • 1. High-Resolution Setup

    Breaking down Benjamin’s go-to gear for when high-resolution imagery is of utmost importance.

  • 2. Lightweight Gear Setup

    Versatility is always a necessity, but sometimes weight can be a hindering factor. This is what you would find Benjamin shooting with whilst on a mountaineering ascent when having lightweight gear is key.

  • 3. Backpack Breakdown

    A comprehensive look into the necessities that Benjamin carries with him on his expeditions.

  • 4. Aerial Photography

    Walking through the specialized aerial photography equipment that has revolutionized Benjamin’s work in recent years.

  • 5. Gear & Clothing

    “There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” as the quote says. The Arctic is no exception. This is what Benjamin wears and uses, making him ready to take on extreme conditions.

  • 6. Research & Preparation

    Planning is important in a volatile arctic environment. Pre-planning and back-up plans could mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful shoot.

M2 - Shooting & Editing

  • 1. Seals of Glacier Lagoon

    Ben is searching for Icelandic wildlife to photograph - demonstrating how composition and framing angle can affect the intensity of wildlife portraits, lining up the background frame and what lenses you may need for this.

  • 2. Editing: Lightroom Basics

    You must shoot RAW to take advantage of Lightroom’s colour adjustments and full image dynamic range. This episode helps students understand RAW.

  • 3. Capturing Glacial Detail

    Benjamin is shooting details of the ice, showing sometimes the most impacting images are in the smaller, often overlooked details of a scene.

  • 4: Editing: Macro Detail

    Find out how lens choice brings out the detail of ice - tele vs macro and creating a visual story using a combination of both.

  • 5. Exploring on Foot

    Ben is on location with Siggi from Midgard for a mountain hike to reach the summit Búri. Documenting the journey and ultimately capturing images of the surroundings and mountain peak with camera and drone.

  • 6: Editing: Image Stitching

    Learn how to effectively create a multi-image stitch… even if it takes being a 294 Megapixel image to get there.

  • 7. Photographing the Elusive Reindeer

    Finding a clean aesthetic in a busy scene, low angles, and placing the animal with a consistent background, using foreground elements for bokeh.

  • 8. Editing: Subjects in Sunset Light

    Color schemes, image framing, and translating a scene of how you visualized it into an edit.

  • 9. Documenting Iceland's Jagged Peaks

    Composing a mountain peak with negative space, analyzing the light, and using adverse weather to create texture and emotion.

Free Episode: Wildlife Photography

M2 (Con't)

  • 10. Editing: Atmospheric Mountains

    Sculpting light to isolate centralised subjects, using Selective Adjustments (Radial, Brush, Grad ND) to balance the light & weight and draw the viewer into the subject.

  • 11. Mountain Drone Photography

    Benjamin will demonstrate how to find and isolate subjects with a drone - getting close to mountain faces or finding a clean scene with a bird's eye perspective (often using snow).

  • 12. Editing: Aerial Abstraction

    Using nature and its patterns and shapes to draw focus to a subject - leading lines such as mountain valleys and river streams.

M3 - Finding Your Style, Curation, and Social Media

  • 1. Benjamin's Style

    Style is like a fingerprint - it’s the personal aspect that makes your work uniquely you. The importance of finding and continuing to develop style is not only for personal taste, but for making yourself stand out against others in the highly competitive photography world.

  • 2. What Inspires Benjamin

    Benjamin shares how other photography isn’t his biggest inspiration, but rather the landscapes, music and emotion, and the patterns of weather and the changing earth.

  • 3. Creating Your Own Voice

    Starting first by recognising what inspires you - it can be photography, fashion, architecture, music. Gather what inspires you and have it somewhere it can be looked at (moodboard, posters, phone background).

  • 4. Curation: Computer to Phone & UNUM

    This episode shares Benjamin’s emphasis on creating a cohesion across his images, and how this works to his advantage. His main platform is Instagram - so this relates to that.

  • 5. Social Media Q&A with Alex

    Having organized and well-executed social media can lead to job opportunities, exhibition opportunities, everything. Learn how Benjamin built his social media from the ground up.

M4 - Running A Creative Business

  • 1. Benjamin’s Story & Business Tips

    Benjamin shares his experience and some tips to help you start the journey of running your own business. He speaks from the perspective of taking on a business alone and the major considerations when working from home.

  • 2. Presenting Professionally

    Having a complete set-up and covering all aspects of your business (website, social media, email address, physical portfolio, logo, business card, references, account stats, client list, etc)

  • 3. Printing Your Work

    How to prepare your image files (blacks, printer profile, sharpening), which paper he uses to print, and the steps it takes to bring an image to life.

  • 4. Staying Inspried

    Recognizing the importance of experience, and taking time to appreciate the process.

M5 - Wrap Up

  • 1. Workshop Takeaways

    Wrapping up and Benjamin’s favorite noteworthy advice to take your craft to the next level.

  • 2. Workshop Summary

    Ben & Alex reflect and recap over the strongest points that have been shared in the workshop. Congrats you finished!