What started out by chance turned out to be the perfect mix of technicality and creativity for Mike, and he was immediately hooked with photographing architecture and interiors. A total pain - but easy to have my gear with me the whole time. It is only after you have seen that you can really appreciate just how impressive his work truly is. How to Photograph Resorts and Hotels Photographing hospitality whether it be hotels, resorts, airbnbs, or other properties marketed towards vacation and short term rentals can be a very exciting and lucrative field of photography. Other than that, I honestly can't think of a better way to spend money on than these tutorials.
However, once you get into lighting multiple rooms or accenting rooms with multiple flash pops, you are going to need a program that lets you layer or stack images on top of each other. Complete overview of Mikes gear, lighting, and grip equipment 3. I decided to continue in previous fashion and watch those before the main content. As Mike moves from room to room throughout the resort, he candidly explains the unique challenges you will be faced with when shooting similar properties and how you can easily solve many of the problems that photographers are faced with in these situations. Adding flash or hot light will dramatically clean up the quality of light, by giving it direction and fall off.
I asked you to discuss with Mr. Mixing artificial light, natural ambient light, and high powered strobe light, Mike's images create a hyper realistic mood that has become a staple in the commercial and advertising world. Below are a few examples of the types of rooms Mike photographs in this tutorial. Can you help me with these concerns? After shooting real estate for over a decade I am starting to break into more commercial work, and I wouldn't have been able to get there without these videos. Throughout the entire production of this series the cameras never stopped rolling, and all of that footage has been edited down into a hilarious new behind the scenes series. What you learn in this 8 hour workshop is what many photographers dream about…By the time you are finished with this workshop, you will feel as if you have the tools you need to complete any job in this niche of photography. You have taught me so much in this video that I have been trying to figure out myself over the last several years.
Processing the images When in post-production, try to keep it simple. I personally like to vary the opacity of my sky layer to taste so that things all blend seamlessly. If you want to make outstanding images, you need to see how the pros do it, and Mike does an excellent job of explaining his process. Mike meticulously goes through every line item from creative fee to post production costs to licensing to overall production costs like flights, accommodations, assistants fees, gear rental, and other common costs associated with architectural photography. When we filmed in Charleston, I brought nearly everything with me except light stands - and incurred some overweight baggage fees. You know how some areas tend to fall into darkness.
To wrap everything up, Mike then takes you on a real world commercial architectural job in Mexico and puts everything together for a real paying client. Additionally, Mike will cover the business of commercial and advertising photography including how to market yourself, how to build residual income through image licensing, finding and maintaining clients, and pricing your work. Learn Mike's most effective marketing tools Perhaps the most valuable section of this entire tutorial covers understanding bids, making proposals, and how to effectively add licensing fees to your invoicing. Knowing how to property market yourself, gain paying clients, and run a successful business in many ways is even more important than the actual images you create. I too wish that I could have packed more into it, but of course we had to find a balance. If the location is anywhere within a 12 hour drive, I'll suck it up and load up my car and get to it. Mike strives to create fun, laid-back environments when shooting, whether it be a small house or a downtown skyscraper overlooking the ocean.
Grab your credit card now and buy it, you'll regret not getting it sooner! If I could get some more info on his Tilt Shift lens techniques I would be ok with the purchase. Luckily, things are a bit easier these days to me, at least. I do agree though that this video covers a lot of ground - as we tried to make it have a wide appeal for many people, so some people who've never shot real estate or architecture before could start and follow along. Learn how to remove and add light effectively Follow Along and Edit Mike's Images In Photoshop Once all of the images are captured on location, Mike then transitions into the post production studio where he shows you every step he takes in making his final image. From simple on-camera Real Estate photographs, to twilight exteriors with 20 layers of Photoshop, this tutorial will help you get on the fast track to making your photos of homes and architecture look as good as those seen in publications and commercials. From composition, to lighting, to post processing Mike goes into all of his methods in detail in a very easy to follow manner.
If you know which quirks off the top of your head, I would be happy to talk to you via email or on here to try and walk you through. Throughout this in-depth photography tutorial, Mike teaches some of the most complex photography and photoshop techniques he uses to produce the flawless images required for his commercial and advertising clients. If I had one request or critique it would be about the business section. What is covered: Real Estate Photography: In the Real Estate section, Mike will teach you everything you need to know about this genre so you can kick start your career and start producing images for real estate agents, listing agents, and general property management. With the ground work already laid down, Mike focuses on streamlining your workflow and pushing your images into actual works of art.
Each of these video files are unlocked which means you can sync them to any of your devices including your desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, or smart tv. I sure hope this email helps me get the files in Chapter 2. At any rate, the stuff I learned throughout this video won't hold me back! So no matter if you are an experienced photographer or have never taken your camera out of auto mode, Mike will teach you the most basic steps to get started as well as walk you through some of his most complicated photo edits. Don't get me wrong, I do not want to make quick and easy money! I was looking for this exact information so it was perfect for me. Keep up the good work, you are a legend! It is only after you have seen that you can really appreciate just how impressive his work truly is. In these business chapters, Mike explains what marketing techniques have worked well for him and which ones have produced less than ideal results. But the fewer layers there are in Photoshop, the less of a chance there is for something to go awry.
Replace the sky if necessary Lastly, in many of my images I end up. In this photography tutorial, Mike will explain each and every technique he uses to produce his stunning images. First, let me say these videos are amazing! That's the exposure that you will be using during all the pictures taken with the flash? Also included is over 2 hours of business techniques Mike uses to separate himself from his competition. This is the first video that explains to you step by step what you do on site and exactly what you do in Post Processing to tie it all together, thank you for sharing your secrets, you make it also so simple to understand and follow. A couple of years and countless injuries later, Mike found himself taking up an offer to photograph a few homes for a realtor friend just as a fun weekend gig. This tutorial is part 3 of a 3 part series Fstoppers has made with Mike Kelley. But occasionally I come across an incredible property, that I will use your techniques on the Architecture level photography and raise my expertise to another level.