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Professional liquid photographer David Lund

David Lund will be joining Karl live in studio to discuss his work with liquids, his journey into photography, what it takes to make it in the industry and answering your questions live. This will be a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from a student turned professional — make sure not to miss it!

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Live Cosmetics Shoot

In this live photography show Karl will be demonstrating how to light and photograph cosmetic product shots. Cosmetics can be complex objects to light — they’re often small and can feature different textures. Taking the time to analyse your product is the first step, and in this show you’ll see why this is so important. Karl will then show you …

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Live Chat Show – Lighting Control

In this live chat show Karl and Ashleigh will discuss the importance of lighting control, reviewing a number of examples and explaining different techniques for controlling light. When it comes to photography, one of the most essential things that helps make a strong, memorable image is light. Light is one of the key factors in creating successful imagery. By controlling …

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Creative Portrait Techniques Live Show

Do you feel stuck, like you’ve tried every lighting setup there is for portrait photography and run out of new ideas? Studio lighting for portrait photography can often look very similar to other photograph’s work, but with a little inspiration and advice, you can add your own creative twist to create something unique. In this two-part live show Karl will …

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Live Members Picture Critique — Landscapes & Cityscapes

NOTE: Submissions will close Wednesday 22nd January at 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST. Simplistic in everything but the results, landscape and cityscape photography is a popular genre of photography for many. Breathtaking views and a chance to explore new places means both amateur and pro photographers alike often shoot landscape and cityscape images from time to time. Requiring very little …

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Submit your Fashion and Beauty Image for our live critique

In this live show Karl will be looking at fashion and beauty images submitted by members, sharing his thoughts and advice on how to take stand-out images. This live show will provide an opportunity for members to receive feedback on their image, understand what makes an effective picture and watch as Karl demonstrates effective retouching techniques. He’ll demonstrate how, with …

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Live Talk Show with Special Guest Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas is an award winning photographer who has garnered global attention with his hyperrealistic imagery of urban and city spaces. Ben’s most recent achievement was earning the prestigious title of Hasselblad Master. His work earned him first place in the Street/Urban category, where he was up against a record-breaking number of entries. His imagery, which makes use of techniques …

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Lighting Control – The Egg Challenge

To demonstrate lighting control, we challenged Karl to see how many different lighting effects he could create when shooting a simple object. Following on from our recent live chat show, which centred around the topic of ‘Lighting Control’, ‘The Egg Challenge’ will see Karl put these points into practice as he demonstrates how to control light to achieve a number …

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Live Workshop – Packshot Product Photography

Speed and efficiency are key when it comes to doing pack shots, which is why it’s important that you have a lighting setup that’s both suitable and simple. In this live photography workshop I’ll be demonstrating effective studio lighting setups for pack shots and explaining everything you need to know to ensure a great result each time.

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Product photography: How to photograph glasses

Having shot advertising images of designer eyewear for Lagerfeld, Boss, Red or Dead and Hilfiger, this genre of product photography is certainly an area of expertise for Karl. Product photography is about making your product look desirable, but the size, reflective surfaces  and varied textures you find in glasses means it can be very difficult to do this. In this …

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Live members picture critique – Portrait photography

NOTE: Due to the high number of submissions received, this critique show will be divided into two parts. How to take better portrait photographs The essence of a good portrait is one that captures the personality of your subject, and while this may sound easy, there are a few things you need to consider (lighting, backgrounds, posing etc). Ahead of …

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Live Workshop – A Guide to Lighting Emotion

Light determines the mood, style and feeling of a shot and it’s essential that you have the knowledge to create the right mood and emotion in an image. The first step is to identify the appropriate mood and emotion and the second step is to use the correct tools to create the desired lighting. To truly advance your studio photography …

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Live talk show with portrait & fashion photographer Rachell Smith

Internationally renowned portrait and fashion photographer Rachell Smith will be joining Karl in the studio for this live talk show, where the pair will be discussing Rachell’s work, her career and all things photography related. The British photographer spent a lot of time with her grandfather, who was a keen amateur photographer, and it was from him that she developed …

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Live Flat Lay Photography Workshop

In this live photography workshop I’ll be showing you how to take your own flat lay photographs. From lighting to styling, I’ll show you how to achieve great results that require minimal retouching

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Live Workshop – Creative Portrait Lighting

As a continuation of our Creative Portrait Lighting workshop, this live photography demonstration will demonstrate another creative portrait lighting setup. In this show Karl will demonstrate how to use a combination of lights to achieve a high key portrait effect while maintaining high contrast in the shadows. This particular lighting style, which produces a stunning result, can be achieved with …

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Live Workshop — One Light Challenge Product Photoshoot

In this live show Karl will undertake the challenge of a product shoot using only one light, showing it’s not about how much equipment you have, but more about how you use what you do have. Product photography can be a challenging genre of photography, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create professional results with minimal equipment. Often, when thinking …

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Live talk show — Hasselblad and the Apollo Moon Landings

This July marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history as the first men to walk on the moon. Broadcast to millions worldwide, this iconic moment was also documented using specifically designed Hasselblad cameras. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Hasselblad technical expert Chris Cooze will join Karl in the studio for a special show to talk about …

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Magazine Chat Show — Website Critique

Developing An Online Photography Portfolio After the popularity of the first website critique, Karl will once again be reviewing members online photography portfolios. He will be discussing what makes a good website, how to select your best images and what information you should include. Often the first point of call for potential customers, a photography website is the ideal place …

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Live Workshop – Headphones Product Shoot

For this product photography workshop Karl will undertake an advertising style shot of a pair of headphones — a technically complex product that can present a myriad of challenges. This live product photography workshop will cover how to overcome problems such as finding the best composition, lighting gloss and matte surfaces as well as how to work with various shapes …

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Live Members Picture Critique — Animals & Macro Photography

Get professional feedback on your images For this live critique show Karl will be looking at two types of photography — animal and macro. So whether you photograph cats in the studio or cats in the wild, take full portraits of ponies or close up pictures of poodles, make sure to submit your image and join us live on 28th …

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LIVE Retouching with Viktor Fejes

In this live retouching show members will have an opportunity to submit their own images for professional retoucher Viktor Fejes to retouch. He’ll be explaining his retouching process, offering professional advice and sharing a number of useful retouching tips as he works through the image.

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Live Members Picture Critique – Product Photography (August 2019)

Karl has over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer, with much of his commercial work being product photography. As a result, this photography critique is guaranteed to provide valuable insight into the world of product photography and shed some light on how to improve your advertising and product photography. Karl will offer his perspective and critique on images …

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Magazine Chat Show – What’s Coming Up At Karl Taylor Education

In this live chat show Karl will be sitting down to discuss what’s coming up at Karl Taylor Education over the coming months, including some exciting new additions. There’s been a lot of uncertainty over the past few weeks, and with many countries going into lockdown and implementing travel restrictions, many of our members may be finding themselves stuck at …

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Submit your product image for our live critique

In this members picture critique Karl will be critiquing and providing professional feedback on product images. He will be discussing what makes a successful product image, how to improve as well as sharing some useful post production techniques that you could use for your future shots.

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Softboxes: Softbox lighting & theory

Softboxes are incredibly popular lighting modifiers — they’re versatile, affordable and fairly portable — and they’ll once again have their chance to shine in this informative photography workshop. Karl will explain how to correctly use these modifiers and examine the theory and science behind them. He’ll be reviewing examples of different results and detail how, why and what is best …

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Working To A Photography Brief Live Show

In this show Karl will be announcing a photography brief for photographers to try. During the show he will provide a visual sketch and written brief outlining a creative concept that members can try to execute as best as possible over the next month. Note: Final images should be submitted before 12:00 BST on 1st June 2020. Karl will then …

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Live Members Critique – Portrait Photography

For this members’ picture critique — a highly popular feature of Karl Taylor Education — Karl will be reviewing portrait images submitted by members. Having recently presented two creative portrait lighting technique live shows (which you can watch here and here), we’re looking forward to seeing your submissions. Karl will offer his perspective and critique on each image, highlighting the …

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Members Picture Critique – Still Life Photography

Composition tips and techniques NOTE: Submissions will close Monday 22nd June at 12:00 BST / 07:00 EDT. How to improve your still life photography If still life photography is a genre you’ve tried or would like to try, then make sure to join us on 23rd June to learn more about what makes a strong still life image and how …

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Live Whisky Photography Workshop

If you’re a professional or semi-professional photographer then it’s important to have the skills to make products visually outstanding! Bottle and beverage images can be particularly tricky. I reveal this knowledge and specific time-saving techniques in this online workshop.

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Live Talk Show – Product Photographer Jonathan Knowles

Jonathan’s fascination with still imagery started at the age of just eight years old, when he saw Harold Edgerton’s ‘Milk Drop Coronet’ in his school’s science lab. Edgerton’s image of a milk drop hitting a red plate was the first of its kind thanks to his experimentation with flash. His technique, which combined high-tech strobe lighting with camera shutter motors, laid the foundation …

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Members’ Picture Critique – Food Photography

Food photography will be the focus for this live critique show, as Karl will be reviewing food images created by members. These constructive sessions offer an opportunity to explore what works in an image and what doesn’t, and see how attention to detail and simple fixes can really enhance the final result. The deadline for submissions is Friday 20th November at 13:00 GMT.

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Sean Conboy Architectural Photographer

Sean Conboy is an internationally renowned architectural photographer who is known for photographing some of the most impressive buildings and hotels in the world from giant multiplex cinemas to multi-storey structures. Sean will be joining Karl on the sofa to talk about this specialised area of photography that requires a certain discipline and precision to bring life to structures and …

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Submit your landscape photography image for our live critique

In this members picture critique Karl will be critiquing and providing professional feedback on landscape images. This informative show will give members an opportunity to submit their own images, receive professional advice and learn from other photographers work. Karl will be discussing what makes a successful landscape photograph, how to improve as well as sharing some useful post production techniques …

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Live Workshop – Legs Eleven

Photographing people can be difficult, with a lot to consider, but photographing legs can be even more difficult. Creating an elegant yet sexy shot of female legs might sound simple but you’d be surprised at just how much there is to consider. In this live show Karl will aim to create two different images while guiding you through important details …

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Award winning product photographer Barry Makariou

Barry is a top product and advertising photographer who has worked with renowned clients such as Pepsi, Peroni, Dove, Tom Ford and Samsung. He’ll be joining Karl in the studio to talk about his globally recognised work as a successful photographer and director. From liquids to sports and fitness, phones to watches, Barry has extensive knowledge in product photography. He …

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Liquid Art and Motion Live Show

In this liquid art and motion live show Karl will demonstrate how photographing fast moving liquids is less about luck and more about planning and technique. He will show you how to photograph stunning splash shots and explain how, following certain steps, you can get great shots each time.

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New Live Show: The Magazine Chat Show

Like many bands have a ‘sound’ and clothing brands a certain ‘look’, photographers too should have their own style. It is this that sets their work apart and marks their images as theirs. But how does one go about developing a style? The best place to start is to decide what interests you — what types of photography do you …

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Parabolic Lighting Live Show

What makes this light so special and why do parabolic lights create such a stunning effect? Join Karl LIVE on May 10 at 18.00 BST / 13.00 EDT as he delves into the world of parabolic lighting and shows you just how versatile they can be. In this live shoot Karl will reveal all, as well as demonstrate the uses and benefits of paras and their results compared to other more standard modifiers.

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Live Talk Show with Photographer & Digital Artist Erik Johansson

For many photographers, an image is largely complete when you press the shutter button, but for photographer and digital artist Erik Johansson, that’s just the start of it. Erik, who is self-taught in both photography and Photoshop, has been working as a professional photographer and retoucher for 10 years. Since a young age, Erik has had a keen interest in …

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Mega Photo Critique

Our members picture critique live shows are always highly popular but unfortunately Karl isn’t always able to get around to looking at every image sent through. That’s why we’ve decided to present an extended critique where he’ll be looking at and discussing every single image submitted by our members, whether it takes three hours or 10. This live show will …

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Members Critique: Landscape Part 2

In this members picture critique Karl will be critiquing and providing professional feedback on landscape images. This informative show will give members who submitted their images before Part 1 an opportunity to receive professional advice and learn from other photographers work. Karl will be discussing what makes a successful landscape photograph, advising how to improve as well as sharing some …

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Everything you need to know about umbrella lighting

Often one of the first modifiers many photographers work with, umbrellas form the focus for this live workshop, where Karl covers everything you need to know about these popular modifiers. In our ‘Umbrella Lighting’ live show, I took a closer look at these popular modifiers, exploring the science behind them, demonstrating how they work and show you exactly how to …

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Live Show With Tim Flach Photographer

Interview recorded in 2014 We are extremely excited to welcome world-renowned photographer Tim Flach to the show. Tim’s work is instantly recognisable. In the last decade he has focused on animal portraits ranging widely across species but united by a distinctive style that is derived from his concerns with anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism. Flach’s often abstract photographic style has been described as …

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Live photography show with Tom Oldham

Tom Oldham is a London-based portrait photographer, shooting portraits of musicians, sports stars and all sorts of talented folk in locations across the nation and worldwide. He admits ‘It’s a great gig’. In June 2017, Tom exhibited his project shot in Lesotho – ‘The Herder Boys of Lesotho’, at the White Space Gallery in London. The exhibition was a big …

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Members Picture Critique

In this Live talk show will crop, critique and even retouch some members images to show how to improve them. This informative show will give our members and opportunity to submit their work and learn from a top professional on where improvements can be made. The critique will not only focus on the positives but also how to improve any …

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Guest Fashion Photographer Daria Belikova

In this live talk show Karl will be joined by fashion photographer and rising star Daria Belikova. With a dark, edgy and distinctive style Daria’s work has become sought after internationally.With a growing reputation for exquisitely styled and executed work her unique and mature finesse has garnered significant attention. In this interview we will be talking about her approach, her technique and her rapid rise in the challenging world of fashion photography as well as answering your questions live.

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Live Beauty Retouching Photography Show

In this Live show we concentrate on post production techniques for beauty retouching. Karl will run through his key post processing workflow and demonstrate colour, contrast, RAW file processing, Burn & Dodge, selective local contrast and sharpening techniques. Besides the specific techniques we will also look at the ‘where and why’ of retouching in relation to ‘where to lead the …

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Live Beauty Lighting Techniques Photography Show

Working with a model, Karl will undertake a live beauty shoot with tips on preparation and lighting to reveal a superb final image. With tips also from our professional make up artist and an insight on lighting solutions that complement post production this will be a packed live show. Beauty lighting will often utilise a harder lighting formula than traditional …

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Photographic Printing with Guest Expert John Fitzgerald

As well as being a successful portrait photographer John is best known as a master printer. With numerous industry awards for his printing skills John runs a busy Pro Lab, servicing the requirements of professional photographic printing and processing. With a 35-year career, John will join Karl for this Live Show, providing a wealth of tips for getting the best …

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Bianca Swan, Fashion Stylist

Join Karl and special guest, fashion stylist Bianca Swan. Bianca is a professional fashion stylist who has worked with many of the big names in photography from Rankin to Max Oppenheim and even Karl Taylor : ) As well as photographers she’s styled for top brands such as Burberry, M&S and Lacoste. In this unique episode we will delve into …

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Live Sunglasses Product Shoot

Sunglasses product shoot – In this stunning product shoot Karl will walk you through the whole process of how to photograph a pair of sunglasses live, resulting in a high-end advertising image. Learn the process of using effective gradient lighting and tips for precise control of studio lights. Click here to learn more about Karl Taylor, his professional photography career …

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Live photography talk show with Urs Recher

Join Karl and special guest photographer Urs Recher. Urs is a consultant and photographer to broncolor lighting company but he also has another life in photography with his own personal work. With an encyclopaedic knowledge on many aspects of photography we will look at Urs’s techniques and images. Karl and Urs also debate the latest industry news and topics as …

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Wine bottle product lighting

Karl Taylor is known and commissioned by some of the world’s leading businesses for his exquisite product photography and lighting. In this fascinating tutorial Karl will demonstrate several techniques for effective and elegant wine photography. He will demonstrate his lighting techniques, preparation, background choices and answer your questions live with our interactive Q&A/ If you would like to view more …