Fstoppers has teamed up again with architectural photographer Mike Kelley to produce a second installment of Mike's highly acclaimed educational series on real estate and interior photography. In this new photography tutorial, Where Art Meets Architecture II: How to Photograph Luxury Homes and Advanced Photoshop Techniques, Mike focuses on creating images used by architects, interior designers, and high end builders. The goal for this new educational tutorial is to teach you how you can step up your photography game, produce images that are ready for publication in high end architectural and interior magazines, and gain the attention of high paying clients in the design and architectural market.
For this tutorial Mike wanted to not only photograph unique homes to show the different styles in architecture and design, but he also wanted to explore properties that were set in both urban and scenic locations. Throughout this 13 hour tutorial, you will see how Mike uses his techniques to photograph homes in Beverly Hills and Venice Beach, Los Angeles as well as the exotic and beautiful lava fields and beach side cliffs of the Big Island of Hawaii. From bright and airy homes to post modern vacation getaways, this tutorial explores multiple genres of architecture and design so you can see how Mike tackles common problems he faces in a variety of locations.
Learn On Location Shooting Tricks and Techniques
Each of the 21 lessons included in this tutorial feature Mike working through real world problems on location. Whether it is lighting dark interior furniture, controlling hot spots caused by the sun, finding a solid composition in a narrow bathroom, or dealing with challenging weather at sunrise, each lesson sheds light on the exact steps Mike uses on a regular basis to produce his signature look. From light painting and bracketing to tilt shift stitching and incorporating the "human element," each architectural location produces a unique backdrop to learn how Mike tackles this exciting genre of photography.
Follow Along in Photoshop
If you are the type of person who learns best with hands on training, you are going to be excited to hear that we have included all the photos needed to follow along with Mike on every lesson. After you learn exactly how Mike photographs each home on-location, the instruction continues in the post production studio. Through extensive frame blending and photo manipulation, Mike Kelley walks you through every step he takes to turn a mediocre photo into an incredibly polished image ready for publication. Since you have all the same files as Mike, you can create your own stack of images in Photoshop and follow along, step by step, perfecting your own post production skills. Whether it is complex cloning, fixing strange color casts, changing textures with frequency separation, replacing skies with luminosity masks, or understanding different blending modes, this tutorial is packed with some of the most complex Photoshop techniques Mike has ever shared.
Below are a few examples of some of the before and after images taught in this tutorial:
Digital Download Delivery
Like all of the photography tutorials in the Fstoppers Store, Where Art Meets Architecture II is a digital download. This means that the second you make your purchase, you will receive links in an email to instantly begin downloading each file from this tutorial. Each file is unlocked and ready to be synced to your favorite device so if you enjoy watching these tutorials on your laptop, phone, mobile tablet, desktop computer or HD television, you can seamlessly stream this tutorial anywhere, anytime.
Some Things Mike Covers In This Tutorial:
- Finding the Best Composition in a Room
- Understanding 1 and 2 Point Compositions
- Taking Advantage of a Tilt Shift Lens
- Light Painting with Strobes and Hot Lights
- Staging Furniture and Improving Design Details
- How to Create Mood and Emotion in a Space
- 6 Unique Sky Replacement Techniques
- Mike's Latest Gear Guide and Equipment List
- Stitching Wide View Twilights
- Adding the "Human Element" to Spaces
- Working with Scrims, Flare, and Subtractive Lighting
- Using the Sun to Create Geometric Shapes in Architecture
- Shooting at Sunrise, Mid Day, and Twilight
Bonus: 8 Behind The Scenes Episodes
In typical Fstoppers fashion, our behind the scenes cameras continued to roll after each photography lesson had wrapped up. All of this footage that never made the actual tutorial has been edited down into a full 8 episode behind the scenes series. Follow Mike Kelley and the entire Fstoppers team in this hilarious documentary that showcases everything that went into planning and producing of Where Art Meets Architecture II.
What's Included in This Download:
- 13 Hours of content in 32 videos (22GB total, 1080p 23.98fps h.264 mp4 files)
- Complete overview of Mike's gear, lighting, and grip equipment
- 23 Photo Lessons with all images needed for editing
- Bonus Intro to Photoshop Lesson for Mike's Workflow
- Access to a new secret facebook group for further learning
- 8 Brand new behind the scenes episodes of the Making Of
- Unlimited digital download renewals
Two Additional Tutorials!
This tutorial is part 2 of a 3 part series Fstoppers has made with Mike Kelley. It is MUCH more advanced than Where Art Meets Architecture 1. If you are just getting started with real estate photography, lighting, and post production, we highly recommend watching WAMA 1 first, but we have also bundled all of the tutorials in this series at a discount if you want to learn everything Mike has to teach.