I know a lot of photographers, with a limited budget often ask the same questions so I made it a priority to show you how to overcome these limitations.

How to work in a small studio space?

How creative can you be with just one or two lights?

How do you work with basic modifiers?

Do you really know lighting?

Modifiers comparison what are the differences?

How to create perfect backgrounds?

Creating mood with light?

My new course Light Source is the definitive guide for everything you need to know about studio lighting from the ground up.

Do you really understand light?

Inverse Square Law

Lighting Ratio Control

Modifying Light

Spectrum Fidelity

Color Fidelity

Ambient Light Pollution

Have you been confused by light meters, lighting ratios & complex terms?…I show you how to control light as easily as turning the volume up and down on your stereo.

If you really understood light

how good would your photographs be?

Take control in any situation





Small Studio

Small studio

Big Studio

Big studio

No more excuses…

Overcome small spaces

Small Studio Space
Small Studio Space
Small Studio Space
Small Studio Space
Don’t let studio size be an excuse. In this course I build a small 3x4m studio and work in tiny spaces to show you that space needn’t be a limitation.

Make the most of minimal lighting

One Lights

One Light

Two Lights

Two Lights

Three Lights

Three Lights

Four Lights

Four Lights

You don’t need a whole studio of lights to get great results. I show you how to make one light look like three and how just two lights can be used to achieve a variety of lighting moods.

Understand light like never before

Lighting modifiers
Lighting modifiers
Lighting modifiers
Lighting modifiers
Lighting modifiers
Once you truly understand light you’ll be able to take control of various modifiers, use reflectors and influence ambient light to bring your vision to life.

‘It all comes down to knowledge. I teach you how to make a one light setup look like a three light setup and how to do incredibly creative things with just one or two lights.’

The above portraits were all shot using only one or two lights.

Watch this video to understand how important the fundamentals of light are.

Learning the ‘emotion’ of light is so important if you really want to make a truly great photograph.

These fundamentals will change the way you approach lighting. Understanding studio photography is a combination of things; it’s about knowing what you can do with the gear and what you can do yourself. The key aspect of creating a great image is creating a positive visual response to that image. How can you do that, how can you keep the viewers attention on your pictures? The key is in understanding the emotions that light convey.

Simplicity is the key.

It doesn’t need to be complicated so I don’t make it complicated. To teach theoretical and practical technical skills well you have to understand how people absorb information. I’ve designed this course to be entertaining, informative and most of all inspirational. You will find every aspect of this new course from module 1 through to module 65 literally eye opening. Just look below at some of the testimonials from module 1 alone.

“This will be the last video you will ever need to watch about understanding light. Just brilliant Karl. This is the first time anybody has really managed to convey the fundamental principles of light to me so well. Thank you thank you SO much. I can hardly wait to see where your other tutorials are going to take my photography!!”

Stephanie La Porte – Light Source Customer

“This is one of the best course I have ever seen yet simple and clear to understand.
Thank you.”

J.jean-Claude Davilmar – Light Source Customer

On this course you will learn…

  • 15 Lighting Theory & Equipment

    Understanding studio lighting, accessories and a complete breakdown on the physical nature of light for studio photography.

  • 40 Studio Lighting Setups

    Using only 1, 2 , 3 or 4 lights & basic light modifiers

  • Location Lighting Setups

    Overcoming the problems of working on location and achieving creative results.

  • Business Portrait Lighting Setups

    Finding solutions to lighting in small spaces or with mixed lighting scenarios to ensure your business portraits look professional.

  • 4 Hour Module on the Emotion of Light

    Creating emotion by understanding the human visual response to light and the moods that light can convey.

  • How to Work in a Small Studio Space.

    Overcoming the problems of small studio spaces and ensuring that your lighting setups still give the ‘wow’ look.

  • Creative Lighting Setups

    Knowledge that will empower you and give you the confidence to replicate or modify lighting setups with out any hesitation.

  • How to Work With Basic Modifiers

    Modifiers comparison showing you what the differences are and when to use a particular modifier

  • How to Create Perfect Backgrounds

    Controlling the light on your backgrounds for perfect clean whites or gorgeous graduations.

“I thought I understood light and now that I’ve watch this, I have better understanding of light. Awesome.”

Patrick Williams – Light Source Customer

“Very very thorough explanation Karl. This lesson filled in many of the gaps of knowledge in my understanding of light. Great lesson!”

Anthony Scott – Light Source Customer

Photo: Urs Recher

About Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience and he is commissioned by leading global companies for his precise attention to detail and his exquisite control of light. www.karltaylor.co.uk

Karl’s work covers advertising, beauty and fashion photography for commercial clients. Having started his career in photojournalism he is also comfortable and actively enjoys shooting across a range of other genres. Karl’s ethos is that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and that the visual philosophies for creating effective images are universal.

Ten years ago Karl also entered the training market and soon became known for his ability to explain complex subjects extremely clearly. His unique way of teaching and clear instruction has led him to work for, Hasselblad Camera Company, Broncolor Lighting and Adobe as well as appearances on the BBC. His training is also used by Universities and education providers around the world.

Karl regularly travels around the globe, as an Ambassador and educator for leading players in the industry and his range of courses have become the benchmark for effective, entertaining and inspirational training.

About our courses

Quite simply Karl Taylor Education offers the most comprehensive and effective range of courses and live shows, as well as live shows we also have new courses monthly. All with one simple and cost effective price plan to help you with all aspects of photography.

You can get this course for only $14 per month.

Better still this course is available as part of Karl Taylor Education and includes access to all our courses. Join today and get this course, plus…

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“I’ve never seen anything that comes even close to this video. I was enthralled all the way through, everything, even stuff I thought I knew was explained brilliantly. The hour flew by, in fact it’s the first hour long video I’ve watched all the way through without a break. Thank you Karl, you are giving us value for our $14 many times over.”

Mark Harris – Light Source Customer