I tell stories with photography & film. @strohlalex @thenooq — alexstrohl.com Creating The Moment Workshop ↓
Just released a new workshop with the master of creating intimate moments Mr @forrestmankins! Ever since I met Forrest in 2015 I’ve admired his way of creating images that feel natural and playful so it was just a matter of time until we made a workshop together. It’s like no other class we’ve ever done because it: 1. Covers analog photography and how you can use film to build your own Lightroom presets 2. Demonstrates how to capture professional work with cheap gear ($500 setup) 3. Its on limited pre-order (500 people only) Link in profile to save your pre-order spot — MankinsxStrohl.com All 📸 @forrestmankins
Catching last light on Upper Grinnell Lake last week. Reached the overlook just before sunset, scrambled across this scree field until we got a glimpse of Mt Gould’s reflection. Glad I finally made it here..
When I’m in front of views like this I wonder about the chain of events that brought me to Montana. Born in Spain, raised in France, studied in Canada and now here.. Maybe it was my dads stories of his time studying here in the mid 60’s, or the Western movies, or my deep desire to experience true wilderness. Probably a mix of all. But some days, driving down a forest road or walking among a tall spruce i start pondering on that... Feel so lucky.
Passing through the kingdom of Beargrass. Never thought I’d take photos of plants in full daylight but I couldn’t resist this field and the view of McDonald creek below...
We were all pretty confident before getting into Iceberg Lake but none of us managed to stay more than 30 seconds in there. The burn from the cold was lung stopping but that’s the beauty of summer. The air outside was so hot that after 15mn sitting on the stones outside we were ready for more.. Loving my first full summer in Montana
Stumbled upon this little guy on a rainy night high in the Tatra Mountains. I’ve just published a film on my YouTube about our time in this magical mountain range.. It’s one my favorite ones in a while — hope you check it out and subscribe🤝 Link in bio or YouTube.com/alexstrohl
⚡️Announcing an all-new workshop with @forrestmankins ⚡️ Its called “Creating The Moment”. We have built it for the photographers who are tired of making the same old photos. For those who want to further their craft & push their careers to new heights. Get the full experience at MankinsxStrohl.com We’re having a private pre-order before the opening with a lower price & free goodies. Sign up in the link in bio to get your invite 🤝
Montana dreaming. One high place I try to come see every year. Happy I lugged a 16mm wide angle lens - fitting the entire lake in one frame was so satisfying.
Isaac treating himself to some ice cold water after a successful saunter up the ridge line above.. Thankful for friends who’re always keen to head out — It’s making this summer even more memorable..
The ridge-line of Mount Henkel lit by the evening sun.. Really happy about my first summer here, so many places to see yet I don’t want to rush anything..
Another outtake from the Summer Photo Workshop. Open for 3 more days — then closing till next summer. In this 23min episode we spend half the day focusing on experiential photography. I always put the experience first & photos follow that. Not only it gets me more excited to go out but it also gives the subjects a role they can focus on. More insights in the workshop, there’s 18 episodes! Link in bio 🐋
The foothills of the Tatra Mountains. Spent the afternoon with this band of hardy Polish sheep herders to learn more about their way of life. Always attracted by the ways of people who live off the land, to the beat of the sun. @polska.travel
⚡️The Summer Workshop is back⚡️ Just re-opened one of my best-selling workshops just for this week.. You get all that we filmed in Mexico last spring + 5 all new episodes filmed in Montana totalling 18 episodes. The whole thing focuses on experiential photography, which is what I do most this time of year. This years add-on cover: + Photographing non pro models + Telling stories though photo sets + Location research 3.0 + all the underwater photography from the Mexico module.. Open for enrolment this week only. Link in bio or summer.alexstrohl.com 🚀
Cruising through Icebergs off the South Coast of Greenland working with @canonusa. It’s been challenging shooting these barren landscapes full of contrast. I’ve been using my Canon 100-400mm more than ever, it has allowed me to isolate the icebergs well against the mountains. It’s not so much the bokeh but the layers it creates that has me using it so much..
Poland — The Forest On the second part of our trip we descended to lower elevation to find the woods. I’ve never seen such dark & lush forests and you get a sense that the country is blanketed with them as you go along. I liked my time under these trees, specially after a rainstorm.. #visitpoland @polska.travel
Couldn’t resist lapsing the clouds rolling over this high ridge in the Polish Tatra. After 3 days in the clouds we were pretty pumped to see the sky open up.. Shot with the @peakdesign Travel tripod for their launch campaign— Today is the last day you can get it on Kickstarter and save. If you want a tripod that fits in the smallest pack and that doesn’t fuss around, see link in my bio 🙏🏻 Music: Hering-Late Night Dream
Day 1 in Poland is off to a solid start — Found the clearest lake I’ve ever seen in the High Tatras.. Loved the colour of it so much that I got my picture taken in front of it! Working on a neat summer project for @polska.travel #visitpoland documenting how this part of the world is 🤙
After a whole day of navigation we anchored midway down Tasermiut Fjord near this fresh water / salt water lake. If you look closely to the left you can see the small channel that connects it to the ocean. We scrambled up to the top of a nearby hill for a needed workout and with hopes of seeing the fard end of the lake. Mosquitoes were out for blood but we managed to stay for sunset..
Starting to get settled in South Greenland but surely not getting used to seeing Icebergs out of my window every morning. Came a little early before a @momenttravel workshop I’m leading with @benjaminhardman to work on my new book: Alternative Living 2, Islands. It’s off to an unreal start.. everyone I’ve seen in the small streets waves at each other and is always happy to try and talk to me. Except I only got 2 words of Greenlandic.. Good times
The rivers of Iceland’s south coast. Spent last week hoping around with @benjaminhardman, and finally I was able to see this river from the sky. We had made a few attempts on previous trip but the weather never panned out- some rain, a dash of wind, Iceland in a nut shell. But this time it all worked out. Ps. Ben has just added a 25 page photo-guide to Iceland with his personal favorite spots to our online workshop. Link in bio to enroll & get the guide— The workshop is on sale for just a few more days..
Moody June day up at the pass. @andreadabene and I went for a little jaunt and found a lot of snow up high still. Ready for more days like this on my first full summer in Montana 🏔
Hidden Lake living up to its name. Shot this one from a nearby ridge on a stormy morning. Wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but glad we headed out..
Most of the seasoned people I go to the mountains with think I’m a bit backwards. Instead of the safer & preferred early morning (or middle of the night) start I find myself getting up places in the afternoon, watching the sun set from the top and heading down in the dark. I wonder how many people ever see the sun go down from these high places..