10. Composition

By just applying a few basic composition techniques your photographs can leap from ordinary to outstanding! In this chapter Karl explains composition and how it is vital when it comes to creating great images. Karl takes you through some photos that he has previously shot and explains how and why the composition in them works by testing them against ideas such as the rule of thirds. On top if this Karl also takes you along on one final photo shoot and explains how he works out the composition of the shot to create an aesthetically pleasing image with leading lines, layers, depth and balance in the image.

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  1. Excellent videos so far! I feel like I’m learning so much in so little time. Compared to other videos I’ve seen, Karl gets straight to the point in a well organized manner without over complicating things. I will recommend this to anyone wanting to learn photography.

    1. Thank you Josheph we appreciate that, the more recommendations we get and members then the better we can make the service for everyone!

  2. you’re very good at what you do Karl that’s why your name engraved in my head when people speak of great photographers, I picked up this hobby not so long ago and now I can see myself actually making a career out of it. not going to school for photography might put some doubt in people head but saying Karl Taylor my mentor might balanced that. thank you!

  3. This is hands down the most value for money purchase I have EVER made. Thank you Karl and the KTE team.

  4. why you use silver black umbrella here or instead we use white umbrella direct to the model face.? or we use skimmer and put light behinds the skimmer.? expain the diffrence… please..

    1. Hi Jaspreet, the silver brolly gives a higher contrast and more sparkle which I find better for textiles and the look I wanted to achieve here. For example a Para 133 compared to the same size softbox still has a soft look but it has more contrast and 3-dimensionality to the light.

  5. Really good stuff here, Karl. I’m happy to be able to take all the information you’re sharing and, with it, reorganize my act of thinking about photography. You’re the best teacher I’ve ever had. Wish I could’ve found your work sooner. Cheers from Brazil.

  6. Hey Karl,

    Browsing through your videos and looking to see what would make you chose the Canon over the X1D (I own both as well) rather than the obvious need for HSS vs high FPS, and this one confused me a bit, did you have the X1D when shooting this one?

    1. Hi Meir, no this is long before the X1D! I’d choose the X1D mainly for quality of image reproduction but they are not as swift to use as a Canon.

  7. Hi can ask when you are shooting in manual mode do you use auto focus or manual focus too

    1. Hi Farren, you can still use AF if shooting in Manual mode but I do often shoot in manual focus depending on the subject and circumstances for example still life in the studio or landscapes.

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