Para 222 and Matching Hues Fashion Shoot

Perfecting an image for a fashion shoot can often take a great deal of time. In this fashion photography class you’ll see why it’s so important to take the time to get everything just right and how attention to detail can really pay off.

In this fashion photography class Karl takes the time to test various outfit and makeup combinations, experiment with his lighting as well as adjust his background color before achieving the elegant final image.

Restricted to the set that is available to him, Karl demonstrates a simple and effective way to change the background of his image, a change that has a dramatic effect. By matching the hues of the outfit and background, you’ll be able to see just how effective attention to detail and minor adjustments can be.

In this fashion photography class we cover the following:

  • Fashion photography: Creative lighting setups for fashion photography
  • Fashion photography tips
  • Outfit selection for fashion photography
  • Lighting modifiers for fashion photography
  • How to change your background color
  • Working in Phocus software for simple color adjustments
  • Working with a team for a fashion shoot


  1. I’m so looking forward to this video as I’ve seen a lot of hue matching pop up more frequently over the past year or so and it will be invaluable for the type for photography I do.

  2. I love these kind of video’s, not only because of the results, but mainly to see, hear and look at how you get to the end result; your thinking process. I am sure that everybody has that: you doing what you are supposed to, but not seeing what you want to see. And then figuring out what to change and tweak things until you get there. Great!!

    1. Thank you John, I hope that is just one of the many facets that differentiates what we do from our competitors. Our/my ultimate aim is to produce the most engaging imagery possible through careful consideration to light, narrative and emotion all arrived at through an understanding of visual science. If I can relay any of that through the thought processes on some of these shoots then i’m pleased because as an educator I firmly believe in passing this knowledge down rather than taking it to the grave. Obviously I need to make a living in the process, hence Karl Taylor Education! I hope you continue to enjoy and thanks again for your comments.

  3. Looked like the shoot was going South in the beginning, but you brought it to life!

    The final dress and background color shift were spot on (IMO). Lucky you did not have to shoot the blue chick from Avatar on that background!

  4. hi karl, what style of image do you use in CANON, and which color temperature is most appropriate for shooting in the studio?

    1. Hi Marcus, on a Canon I use the ‘standard’ profile I’d set the colour temperature to 5600K if using studio lighting or flash.

  5. Hello Karl pls i know this might be a bit off topic but pls how do you compress pictures for website without affecting quality of the images… I hope i get a reply.

    1. Hi Oluwatobiloba, I usually go with jpeg at quality 6 or 7 and an Srgb profile and size the picture to the required amount of pixels based on how big you are displaying your shots. I usually average about 2500 pixels or less on the landscape longest edge or about 1500 on the long vertical edge but it largely depends on who you think will be viewing and the quality of their screens, for example a 4K screen is 3800 pixels across so if you’re image is only 1000 pixels wide it will look OK on a phone but not very good for someone viewing on a 4k screen.


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