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.
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.
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
Fstoppers – Mike Kelley’s Where Art Meets Architecture 2
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