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10 Creative photoshoots to do at home

If you’re stuck indoors, there are plenty of ways you can practice photography at home and get creative with just your camera. From natural light portrait photography to simple food photography at home or one light product shoots, I’ve put together a list of 10 creative photoshoot ideas you can try at home. You don’t have to get out to …

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10 Photography ideas you can do with one light

You don’t always need a lot of equipment to get creative when it comes to photography. Even if you’re stuck at home (as many of us are at the moment), there are plenty of things you can do to test your skills and develop your creativity using just one light. I’ve put together a list of 10 of our most …

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Case study: Natural light product photography

Case study: Photographing products with minimal equipment In the past, I’ve proved that you don’t need lots of equipment to get good results and I demonstrated this again for our recent ‘Working to a brief challenge’ when I shot a product shot of a wine bottle using only natural light. When you apply the knowledge of light, you can achieve …

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David Lund – Designer to photographer

From diamonds to fishing rods, fashion to steel, professional liquids photographer David Lund’s nine-year career has been a rollercoaster journey. A Hasselblad demonstration at Falmouth Art College almost 10 years ago proved to be the turning point for David…

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5 Portrait Photography Tips from Tom Oldham

Tom Oldham is an award winning photographer with 26-years of experience and soon he’ll be sitting down with Karl in studio for another exciting live show, where he’ll be discussing the highs, the lows and what it takes to crack it in the industry.

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Become a fashion photographer: Top tips & creative ideas

Fashion photos are a popular genre of photography, but for those starting out it can seem daunting — where do you source outfits, how do you pose your model, how do you get the best lighting? In addition to an extensive knowledge of lighting, you’ll need a unique style, creative ideas and the ability to work with a team. To …

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Photographic backdrops and how to make your own

Choosing the right backdrop is an important part of the photographic process. Photographic backdrops and backgrounds are a key part of any image — they can make or break your photo. Choosing the right backdrop is crucial, but knowing which one is the best can be tricky. To help you make the most of your image, I’ve outlined some key …

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A closer look at some of Jonathan Knowles’s most iconic work

When leading advertising and still life photographer Jonathan Knowles shot the O2 bubbles, he never imaged the series of 10 images would become quite as iconic as they have. Ahead of his live talk show, we asked Jonathan to tell us a little bit more about this famous series and some of his other work. Settings: (Probably) f32 or f45, …

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How to photograph flying food images

Levitating burgers, suspended salads and exploding tea — the craze of flying food images is taking over the food photography market. But how are these exciting images created? Photographing floating images, whether it be food or any other product, can be difficult. There are a number of challenges you’ll need to overcome, including getting the composition and positioning of your …

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4 Pieces of advice from professional photographer Rachell Smith

We caught up with portrait and fashion photographer Rachell Smith ahead of her live interview on Karl Taylor Education to find out more about her career, how it all started and what advice she has for aspiring photographers. Rachell’s interest in photography developed from an early age, and was actively encouraged by her parents. “When I was a kid my …

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Behind the Scenes: Food Photography – VLOG EP#019

Food Photography: Karl Taylor with special guest Anya successfully demonstrate a food photography LIVE on Karl’s latest online photography workshop! Members can watch the full 2hr food photography workshop here >> In this latest Karl Taylor photography VLOG we show you the mess photographing food had at our photography studio. PLUS: Watch the behind the scenes of our most recent …

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David Lund – Diamond Shoot

Hi Guys, I just wanted to share with you a project that one of my ex students David Lund has recently completed. David was previously a student of my courses having purchased my Advertising, Product and Still life course a few years back. Over the years he’s become a good friend of mine and has visited me in my studio …

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Food Photography: Discover the art of creating beautiful food photography.

My father was always very passionate about photography — he even had a small photo laboratory at home — so photography was essential part of my life all the time. I started in photography with shooting people, street photography, and taking part in different art projects. At that time, I was working as marketing manager for a restaurant company. The …

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Alex Wallace Pro Photographer

On this live Photography Talk Show, Karl was joined by Alex Wallace, a commercial and industrial photographer from New Zealand who in just 8 years has managed to build a successful photography business from scratch. Karl and Alex traded tips and techniques for both natural light and speedlite flash photography. Alex was live on July 25th at 18:00 BST. – …