Our newest photography tutorial with Elia Locardi, "Photographing the World 3," was released earlier this week and once again, we filmed a massive behind the scenes series on the creation of this tutorial. This season has 13 episodes and today we are releasing episode 1.
If you haven't already seen "Photographing the World" 1 and 2 behind the scenes, you may want to start there. Many of the jokes and storylines of this season all started three years ago. But, even if this is the first episode you've seen, I'm sure you will be entertained.
In PTW 3 BTS Episode 1, Patrick and I pack up our gear to head to Italy. We didn't know where in Italy we were going and we didn't know for how long. Elia had made all of the plans, and apparently, he had made them the day before.
Our first shooting location was Positano, Italy. This was an incredible, small city carved into the side of the Amalfi coast. Because it was winter, it was the off season which means that the city was relatively empty. The streets were mostly deserted, the majority of the stores were closed, and there was only one working restaurant. I've been to Italy three times now (twice with Elia and Patrick) and there is a running joke that the food in Italy is horrible. Obviously, it's not that simple. I've had great food in Italy, just not very regularly. In the first few BTS episodes, the food is a big theme. If you're offended by Americans searching for hamburgers in Italy, you may want to skip the first few episodes.
Although the city was pretty empty, Elia's first shooting location certainly wasn't. Elia's favorite shot needed to be taken by the side of the busiest street in the town. We had to battle with cars, scooters, buses, and barking dogs for the duration of the entire lesson. Luckily, with a lot of patience on location and in the editing room, we were able to capture a solid lesson and Elia created a stunning image. In previous tutorials, Elia has relied on third-party plugins to do much of his post-processing work, but in this tutorial Elia is using Lightroom and Photoshop only.
This BTS season is longer than any we have ever produced before. All 13 episodes are over three hours combined and we will be releasing one episode each week for the next four months. Check back here next week for Episode 2 and subscribe to our YouTube channel for early access to this season.