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Best Workflow Practices for Architectural Photography

with Mike Kelley

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  •   01 File Intake and Organization in Photoshop


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About The Class

make buildings look their best.

Architectural retouching can be daunting – this class makes it easier to manage all of those layers and adjustments and helps you tackle complex edits.

To get you started, fine art and architectural photographer, Mike Kelley will share his preferred method for image organization, culling, and selection. He’ll go over all of the basic editing tools he uses and explain how they can be used to create an architectural image with well-controlled light, color, and mood. You’ll learn an easy-to-follow system that will keep you organized and make managing enhancements to architectural photos much easier.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    File Intake and Organization in Photoshop

  2. 02

    Architectural Photography Workflow in Photoshop

  3. 03

    Putting Together the File in Photoshop

  4. 04

    Saving Back into Lightroom and Finishing the File


Meet Your Expert

Mike Kelley

I'm currently a Los Angeles-based architecture and fine art photographer. I graduated from the University of Vermont with degrees in environmental science and digital art, and after graduating, I moved to the Lake Tahoe area to follow my dreams of ... read more

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  • Andres Gomez Salazar

    Andres Gomez Salazar

    April 2019

    This was perfect for me because I have a lot of experience with the shooting of the files to start the postproduction with, but My skills on doing the retouching after the shoot is not so strong. This was good, clear information. He talks of the workflow, the tools, how to do things in more than just one way, connecting the shooting, the editing and the retouching all together, putting information in a context. This was so far the best class I have bought from Creative Live. Thumbs up for Creative Live and Micke Kelley on this one.

  • Rachelle R. Vetter

    June 2016

    It's a course by Mike Kelley, and so of course, it's awesome!

  • Creativelive Student

    March 2016

    Michael Kelley Is one of the Best teacher for architectural Interiors , not many Working Architectural Photographers are showing how to Video's. Michael has many Video's on interiors and Exteriors Architectural photography . This is a must if you are getting into all aspects . Michael lays out everything you need from beginning to end , A to Z.

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