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Live Talk Show - Portrait & Fashion Photographer Rachell Smith

Tuesday 8th December 2020 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

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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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Members’ Picture Critique - Food Photography

Thursday 26th November 2020 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST


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Live Talk Show - Celebrity Portrait & Fashion Photographer Rachell Smith

Tuesday 8th December 2020 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST


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Live Photography Workshop - Creative Portrait Lighting 1.0

Thursday 10th December 2020 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

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Weekly Photography Challenge

Our continued weekly photography challenges are a great way to increase connectivity and build community between members while at the same time practicing important techniques and trying new things. These challenges are open to all our members and have been specifically tailored to be achievable in a studio or in your own home.

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Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

Tuesday 8th December 2020 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

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 via online video  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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Portrait photography lighting workshop

Thursday 10th December 2020 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Photography Workshop - Creative Portrait Lighting 1.0

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Over the coming months Karl will be demonstrating multiple portrait lighting setups that will teach you how to create emotion in an image. In this live show Karl will be demonstrating how to create imagery that invokes very particular emotions in the viewer. He will be covering how to visualise and bring to life your ideas, and the tools and techniques that will help you. 

Portrait of model jumping

Thursday 17th December 2020 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Photography Workshop - Models In Motion

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There’s lots to consider when photographing models in motion, particularly jumping shots. To safely capture these images, you need to consider your flash speed, where to pre-focus, how high the model will the jumping, their fitness levels, movement techniques, their shoes, and how you can create a safe environment for them to work in. This show will be covering all of this as Karl shows you how to safely capture a jumping shot of a model.

Professional photography brief

Thursday 7th January 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Working to a Brief - Challenge 4

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Learn how to interpret and execute a professional photography brief with our fourth ‘Working to a brief’ challenge. Karl will be providing members with a visual sketch, mood board images and a written description. These shows provide the ideal opportunity to experience what it’s like working to a brief with the benefit of receiving feedback in a later live show. The submissions will be reviewed in a follow-up live show on 18th February.

Still life photography workshop

Thursday 14th January 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Photography Workshop - Still Life ‘Natural Decay’

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Karl will be creating an old Dutch masters-style still life image, showing both the photographic techniques and post-production process in this one, informative live show. This session will cover the lighting and styling of the shot, showing the lighting techniques and what modifiers to use to recreate the distinctive style characteristic of these historical images, before Karl shows you how to bring it all together in Photoshop.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 28th January 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Photography Workshop - Creative Portrait Lighting 2.0

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Over the coming months Karl will be demonstrating multiple portrait lighting setups that will teach you how to create emotion in an image. In this live show Karl will be demonstrating how to create imagery that invokes very particular emotions in the viewer. He will be covering how to visualise and bring to life your ideas, and the tools and techniques that will help you.

Photography chat show

Thursday 11th February 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Magazine Chat Show - The Future of Cameras and Photography

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Karl and Ashleigh will be sitting down to tackle the hot topic of the future of cameras and photography. They’ll be looking at recent technological advancements, weighing in on the mirrorless vs DSLR debate, discussing what impact mirrorless technology is having on the market, and speculating about what the world of photography may look like in the future. This will be an interesting discussion and we look forward to hearing what our members have to think too.

Photography brief review

Thursday 18th February 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Working to a Brief - Challenge 4 REVIEW

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In this live show Karl will be reviewing the submissions for our fourth 'Working to a brief' challenge. These challenges provide a unique opportunity for members to practice executing a professional brief, with the additional benefit of Karl’s feedback at the end of each task.

Bottle photography workshop

Thursday 25th February 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Photography Workshop - Beer Bottle Advertising Shot

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If you’ve ever wondered how to create the type of imagery that has you longing for an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day, then make sure to join us for this live show! Karl will be revealing how professional product photographers create perfect condensation, and how best to light these reflective products. He’ll also be discussing background considerations, composition choice and equipment requirements for this type of photography.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday March 4th 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Photography Workshop - Creative Portrait Lighting 3.0

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Over the past few months, Karl has demonstrated a few different creative portrait lighting setups, and in this live show he will once again be demonstrating how to create imagery that invokes very particular emotions in the viewer. He will be covering how to visualise and bring to life your ideas, and the tools and techniques that will help you. 

Business portrait by Karl Taylor

March 2021 - Date TBC

Member’s Picture Critique - Corporate & Business Headshots

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Learn how to improve your business portrait,  corporate headshots, and environmental portraits with this live critique show, where Karl will be reviewing images submitted by members. Offering his feedback on each of the images submitted, Karl will be highlighting the positives as well as sharing some tips and advice for improvement. These live critique shows offer a unique opportunity to get professional feedback on your own image, while also learning from the work of others.

Jersey Royal Gin with lemons and cold glass

May 2021 - Date TBC

Member’s Picture Critique - Bottles & Beverages

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Submit your images of bottles or beverages for this live photo critique show, where Karl will be reviewing images submitted by members. This show will focus on this niche area of product photography — one that requires careful control of light and precise attention to detail. Having shot these types of images for numerous clients, Karl will be sharing his experience with our members during this critique show, where he will be giving his feedback on each of the images sent in. In addition to highlighting the strengths of each image, Karl will also be offering his advice for improvement and showing simple Photoshop tricks to help strengthen the image.

Electronic voice recorder

July 2021 - Date TBC

Member’s Picture Critique - Electronic Products

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From smartphones to speakers, Karl will be taking a closer look at electronics for this live photo critique show. Members will have the opportunity to send in their images of electronic products for Karl to review. Throughout the show Karl will highlight what works in each of the images and share his advice for improving on any weaknesses. These highly popular live shows provide a valuable opportunity to receive professional feedback on your work, as well as learn from fellow members. As usual, Karl will also be answering any questions you may have throughout the show.

Live Photography show - Laura Stevens

Date TBC

Live Talk Show - Portrait photographer Laura Stevens

Acclaimed portrait photographer Laura Stevens will be joining Karl live in the studio for an informative live talk show. Laura, who is a British photographer based in Paris, has worked for global clients such Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Wired. Her work has featured in multiple galleries internationally and she has won numerous awards over the years. Join Karl and Laura live to ask your questions and learn first-hand from Laura.

www.laurastevens.co.uk/

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