Live Photography Shows & Replays

Join Karl for our interactive live shows where, twice a month, we host informative photography classes that cover everything from photography demonstrations to guest talk shows or picture critiques. Presented live, these shows offer a unique opportunity to develop new skills, recap important concepts and learn from industry leaders.

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Weekly Photography Challenge Live Image Review

Photography Challenge & Image Review - Week 1

Tuesday 31st March 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT


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Live talk with Barry Makariou

Conversations With Barry Makariou - Photography Book Review

Thursday April 2nd 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

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Food photography challenge

Photography Challenge & Image Review - Week 2

Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT


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Weekly Photography Challenge

During these times of self isolation we believe it is important to increase connectivity and build community between photographers. We have decided to carry out weekly photography challenges for members that would like to get involved. We understand for those photographers who would like to take part that they may be self isolating, so we have tailored the challenges to be achieved in your own home!
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Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Thursday April 2nd 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Conversations With Barry Makariou - Photo Book Review

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Professional still life photographer and liquids specialist Barry Makariou will once again be joining Karl for a live talk show. Slightly different from the last, this time the pair will be coming together to talk about and review a selection of their favourite photography books to help keep you busy during lockdown. Make sure to join us live to ask Karl and Barry your questions and have your say.

www.barrymakariou.com/

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 7th April 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 2 - Image Review - Food Photography

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It is important in times of self isolation that we keep connected with each other, and our weekly photography challenge is the perfect way to do just that. This week, Karl will joined by food photographer Anna Pustynnikova! Join us on April 7th, when Karl and Anna will be going live to review and offer feedback on photographs shared by members for this week's food photography challenge and also answer member's questions live. Guidelines for submissions can be found here.

Week 3 - Challenge Announcement

In this show Karl will also announce the challenge for week 3. If you can't wait until then, you can try figure it out with this clue: Some would say it is the most important thing in the world.

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Thursday April 9th 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Conversations With David Stanbury - Creating An Experience

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David Stanbury, an award winning wedding photographer, will be joining Karl for a bonus talk show to help keep our members busy during lockdown. David, along with his wife, have photographed nearly 1400 weddings over the years and are renowned for providing great customer experience. David will be talking about how to create memorable experiences that last well beyond the actual wedding day, from the moment they meet a client to the actual shoot and experience after. He will also be discussing marketing, up-selling featured products and using social media to promote your work. This is going to be an insightful and information-packed live show, so make sure to join us live for a chance to join the discussion and ask Karl and David your questions.

www.stanburyphotography.co.uk/

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 14th April 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 3 - Image Review

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Join us for a live review of the images entered by our members for the third week of our photography challenge, where Karl will be giving his feedback and answering member's questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 4 - Challenge Announcement

If you haven't yet joined our challenge, you can still take part! It's a great way to practice your photography and get your photography flowing. In this show Karl will also announce the challenge for week 4. Here's a clue: We don’t think anyone will be short of finding something to photograph in their homes for this challenge!

Animals and macro photography critique

Thursday April 16th 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Conversations With Urs Recher - People or Products: Techniques & Approach

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Karl will be joined by broncolor consultant and lighting wizard Urs Recher for another bonus talk show during these difficult times. Together the pair will be talking about the differences in photographing people and products and the approach and techniques for shooting both. From lighting talk to technical details, the pair will cover the essentials of both subjects. Urs will also talk about his passion for dance photography and what he does to ensure success. Whenever this pair get together, you can be sure to learn a ton of information, so make sure to tune in live for a chance to ask both Karl and Urs your questions.

www.ursrecher.ch/

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 21st April 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 4 - Image Review

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Join us live on Tuesday April 21st for our fourth image review from this photography challenge! As usual Karl will be offering members his feedback on their photographs and also answering questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 5 - Challenge Announcement

Karl will also reveal the theme for the challenge of week 5. In the meantime, here is a clue to keep you guessing on what next week’s challenge will be... All images are made up of two things, the darker of which will be the topic for week 5.

Magazine chat show - website critique

Thursday 23rd April 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Magazine Chat Show — Website critique

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As photographers, websites are a valuable way to put your work out there and to show potential clients what you’re capable of. Often, your website can be the first impression viewers have of you as a photographer and person, too. To help you put your best foot forward (so to speak), Karl and Ashleigh will be looking at members websites, offering their feedback and suggestions for improvement. They’ll be discussing what makes a good website, how to select your best work and what information you should include.

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Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 28th April 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 5 - Image Review

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Join us for another interactive and informative live show as Karl will be offering feedback on members photographs that were submitted for week 5 of our challenge and also answering your questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 6 - Challenge Announcement

As usual, the challenge for the next week will also be announced in this live show. In the meantime, here is a clue to keep you guessing: Once it is broken, it will never be the same again. If you haven't yet taken part in the challenge, everyone is welcome!

Animals and macro photography critique

Thursday 30th April 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Members Picture Critique — Animals & Macro Photography

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In this live picture critique Karl will review all wildlife and macro images submitted by members. Whether you shoot cats in the studio or cats in the wild, full portraits of ponies or close up pictures of poodles, submit your image to receive professional feedback on your shot. Karl will be looking at the positives of each image as well as offering advice on how to improve on the negatives. You’ll also have a chance to ask your questions live throughout the show, so make sure to join us for another informative critique show.

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Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 5th May 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 6 - Image Review

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Karl is going to be back live once again to review member's photographs from this weeks photography challenge. Join us live to find out what he has to say about this week's submissions and for a chance to ask your questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 7 - Challenge Announcement

The theme for week 7 will also be announced in this live show. However, if you can't wait, here is a clue to keep you guessing: Among countless other things it is helping us stay connected with each other at this time.

Post production techniques example

Thursday 7th May 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop — Post Production Techniques

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This live show is for anyone looking to improve their retouching skills. Focusing on the post production phase of the photographic process, Karl will share some of his go-to tools for retouching and when and how to use them. He’ll discuss his retouching workflow and also offer some valuable tips for maximising efficiency while demonstrating a start-to-finish retouch.
Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 12th May 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 7 - Image Review

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Time for another weekly review of the images submitted by members! Join us live on Tuesday May 12th, when Karl will be taking a look photographs by members entered for this week’s challenge, giving his feedback and also answering your questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 8 - Challenge Announcement

This live show will also reveal the theme for the challenge next week. If you think you can figure it out, here's a clue about the theme for the next topic: They always come in pairs.

Animals and macro photography critique

Thursday 14th May 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Conversations With Tom Oldham - Portrait Q&A

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Award winning celebrity and portrait photographer Tom Oldham will once again be joining Karl for what is sure to be an informative and entertaining live discussion. Together the pair will be doing a live portrait Q&A, answering any questions you may have about portrait photography (or photography in general) as well as choosing their top 5 portrait photos and discussing what makes them so successful and memorable. Join Karl and Tom live for a chance to get involved, learn about photography and ask the pair your questions.

www.tomoldham.com/

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 19th May 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 8 - Image Review

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For members who have taken part in this week's photography challenge, join us live for this next show, where Karl will be reviewing images submitted by members. Karl will also be answering questions live, so make sure to join us for this interactive and informative session. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 9 - Challenge Announcement

If you'd like to get involved in week 9's challenge, Karl will be announcing the theme for this week in this live show too. This is something slightly different from the previous weeks and is sure to test your creativity and

Lipsticks focus stack image example

Thursday 21st May 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop — Focus Stacking Shoot

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Photographing small products can often result in the dilemma of not being able to achieve sufficient depth of field, and focus stacking is one of the ways we can overcome this. In this live photography workshop Karl will demonstrate how to photograph a close up macro shot using the technique of focus stacking. He’ll explain what focus stacking is, when and how to do it, as well as walk you through the steps in Photoshop to guarantee the best results. As always, he’ll be answering your questions live too, so make sure to join us!

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 26th May 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 9 - Image Review

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Join us live on Tuesday May 26th where Karl will be taking a look photographs by members entered for this week’s challenge, giving his feedback and also answering your questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 10 - Challenge Announcement

In this show Karl will also announce the theme for week 10 of the challenge. Here's a clue: Without these you’ll be having to wash your hand even more than normal.

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Thursday 28th May 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Lighting Walkthrough Live Show

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Understanding light and how it is used to create photographs is a valuable skill that will allow you to learn from other photographer's work as well as apply similar creative techniques to your own work. In this live show Karl will be doing a lighting walkthrough to show you how to identify and understand light, explaining how to then apply this knowledge to your own work. As usual, he will also be answering your questions live, so make sure to join us for this informative and interactive live show.

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 10 - Image Review

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Karl will again be going live to look at and review images submitted by members for week 10 of our photography challenge. In addition to offering his feedback on the submissions, Karl will also be answering member's questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 11 - Challenge Announcement

The theme for week 11 of the challenge will also be revealed in this live session, so if you're wanting to join in, make sure to join us live! Here's a little clue in the meantime... Now that we are reaching the last few weeks of this 12 week challenge, you may have had some time for self reflection.

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Thursday 4th June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Photoshop Demonstration

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Now is the perfect time to practice your Photoshop skills, and to help with this Karl will be doing a live retouch to demonstrate some of the most essential Photoshop tools and techniques. Join live to follow along and for a chance to get your questions answered live. 

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 11 - Image Review

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Join us live on Tuesday June 9th, when Karl will be taking a look photographs by members entered for this week’s challenge, giving his feedback and also answering your questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

Week 12 - Challenge Announcement

To find out the topic for the final week of this challenge, make sure to tune in live. In this time members will have had plenty opportunity to challenge their creativity, and this final week will continue with that...

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Thursday 11th June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Lighting Walkthrough Live Show

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Join Karl on Thursday 11th June for another live lighting walkthrough and explanation. These informative sessions will not only teach you how to identify and understand lighting, they will also provide you with the knowledge to recreate your own creative imagery .Karl will also be answering your questions live, so make sure to join us for what is sure to be another fascinating live show.

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 16th June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Week 12 - Image Review

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Join us live on Tuesday 16th June for the last image review from the weekly challenge's. As usual Karl will be taking a look photographs by members entered for this week’s challenge, giving his feedback and also answering your questions live. In the spirit of the challenge please only enter one image that you have taken during the week of the challenge.

You can still get involved in the challenge, if you haven't yet. Members can submit their images in our Facebook group with the hashtag #KTEWeeklyChallenge.

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Thursday 18th June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Photoshop Demonstration

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Now is the perfect time to practice your Photoshop skills, and to help with this Karl will be doing a live retouch to demonstrate some of the most essential Photoshop tools and techniques. Join live to follow along and for a chance to get your questions answered live. 

Still life photography critique

Tuesday 23rd  June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Members Picture Critique - Still Life Photography

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Members will have a chance to submit their own still life images for this critique, where Karl will be reviewing and offering his feedback on all the images. These live critiques offer a valuable learning opportunity as they not only provide a chance to get professional feedback on your images, but also to learn from work by other photographers.

Still life photography critique

Thursday 25th  June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Business Advice For Photographers

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With 25 years experience working as a professional photographer, Karl knows exactly how to run successful photography business. Join him live on 25th of June to learn how you too can maximise your chances of success when it comes to making money from your photography. Karl will also be answering members questions live, so don't miss out!

polarising studio light

Tuesday 30th  June 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop — Polarising Studio Light and Why

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Polarising studio light, although not a commonly used technique, can be incredibly useful. But, you have to know when, why and how to do it. This knowledge will equip you with an extra level of control, which is particularly useful when shooting reflective or shiny surfaces, or even shots with multiple surface textures. In this show Karl will demonstrate this concept, offering a comparison of results from objects with different surfaces. He’ll explain the difference between polarising your light and polarising the lens, what each does, and what happens when you do both. If you’re ready to take control of your lighting, then this is a show not to be missed! Karl will, as always, also be answering your questions live throughout the show.

Car photography example

Tuesday 7th July 2020 - 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT

Live Photography Workshop — Car Photography

Car photography. It’s notoriously challenging, but equally rewarding when you get it right. In this live show Karl will be sharing a number of tips for photographing cars in the studio, his techniques for doing so and the best equipment for the job, all while demonstrating a start-to-finish shoot. It’s bound to be an exciting and highly informative live show, which you won’t want to miss. So make sure to join us and have an opportunity to ask your questions live.
Car photography retouching example

Thursday 16th July 2020 - 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT

Live Photography Workshop — Car Photography Retouching

In our previous live show Karl undertook a photoshoot of a car, and now he’ll be walking you through the post production process for that same image. He’ll discuss the challenges of the shoot and how he overcame them while showing you the post production techniques he used to achieve the final image. From Burning and Dodging to controlling highlights and shadows or removing dust and scratches, you’ll learn a number of valuable retouching skills that can easily be applied to a wide range of images.
Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

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Live Talk Show - Celebrity Portrait & Fashion Photographer Rachell Smith

Celebrity portrait and fashion photographer Rachell Smith started her photography career assisting world-famous photographer Rankin before setting up on her own. Now a world renowned photographer in her own right, Rachell will be joining Karl in the studio to discuss her career, achievements and inspiration. The British photographer will be sharing insight into the industry, offering advice and answering your questions live.

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*Please note schedules may be subject to change.


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