Over the last two months we have been releasing one episode a week of our Behind the Scenes series of our world tour with Elia Locardi. In this first season (Season 2 is currently being edited), we visit both Iceland and New Zealand to film our latest tutorial on all things landscape photography.
Now that we have completed Season 1 (Episodes 1-8) we have decided to put them into one easy location to watch them all. To learn more about each individual episode, simply click on the hyperlink above each video to read the full story.
In Episode 1 Patrick and I begin our journey from Charleston, to NYC, to Iceland to meet Elia, Naomi, and our hilarious guide Siggy. Our first lesson in Iceland becomes a huge disaster when rain and hail destroy our shot.
In Episode 2 we film 3 separate lessons across Iceland and we celebrate Thanksgiving in a gas station.
In Episode 3 we visit a natural glacier ice cave and have to compete with another group of video game designers to film our lesson as they photograph background plates for a game that may or may not be Half Life 3.
In Episode 4 we accidentally leave a tripod by the side of the road. We get our car stuck in the mud in the middle of a hail storm. And Siggy goes on a hilarious rant about his disdain for photographers.
In Episode 5 we travel to the other side of planet to begin shooting in New Zealand. During our first night there we are attacked by a "wingless bird" (according to Elia). Our first day of filming started with a total failure at the beach, but ended on a high note when we filmed a great lesson at the "Pancake Rocks."
In Episode 6 we visit the famous Lake Matheson, which requires a 45 minute hike in to capture. We visited the location three times, and were forced to wake up at 4am to get there in time. Oh ya, and I also crashed the drone.
In Episode 7 we film the most famous tree in New Zealand. We then move to Milford Sound which ends up being a complete failure due to rain. At the end of the episode we film the very last lesson in the entire tutorial.
Episode 8 is the final episode in this series. I convince Patrick, and Naomi to come with me and New Zealand's biggest bungee jump and the tallest swing in the world.
If you've enjoyed this series, don't worry, Season 2 is currently in production and we plan to release it sometime around the new year! You can see a promo for Season 2 at the end of Episode 8.