It all started last year when Patrick and I flew around the world twice to create Photographing The World with Elia Locardi. We documented our entire three months of travel and edited it all down into 16 behind the scenes episodes. Earlier this year we created a behind the scenes series with Joey Wright covering our Swimwear Photography tutorial. These series have been so popular that we've decided to continue them.
Today we are releasing the very first episode of Mike Kelley's: Where Art Meets Architecture 2 behind the scenes. In this season the Fstoppers crew travels to Los Angeles and The Big Island of Hawaii to photograph luxury homes.
In this episode we film the first home and the first three lessons of the tutorial. Although this tutorial was created with professionals in mind, the first couple lessons were relatively simple compared to some of the shots Mike is known for. For the bathroom shot Mike used a single strobe outside and the kitchen shot was completely natural light.
The final shot of the day required time blending, lighting painting, and a sky replacement to create the final look.
You can learn more about the full tutorial here and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see the other six behind the scenes episodes in this series. We plan to release one a week for the next two months. And if you're mad about us picking on In-N-Out Burger, feel free to let us have it in the comments below.