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.

Previous Live Show

Photography lighting setup explanation

Lighting Walkthrough Live Show

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


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Next Live Show

Professional photography brief

Working To A Brief - Challenge Review

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


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Live Photoshop class

Live Photoshop Demonstration

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


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Weekly Photography Challenge

At a time when many of us are stuck at home, 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 that those who would like to take part may be self-isolating or unable to get to a studio, so we have tailored the challenges to be achieved in your own home!
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Upcoming Live Photography Community Shows Schedule

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

Working To A Brief - Challenge Review

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

In this live show Karl will be reviewing images submitted for our ‘Working to a brief’ challenge. This task was designed to test how members interpret and execute a pre-visualised objective - a vital skill for photographers. In addition to providing feedback and tips on how to do this, Karl also will select a winner from the submissions who will receive a Manfrotto 055 Carbon Fibre tripod.

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

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

Live Photoshop Demonstration

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

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. 

Interview with David Lund

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

Conversations With David Lund - The Path To Becoming A Pro

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Professional photographer David Lund will be joining Karl for another live talk to help keep our members busy. David will be reflecting on his journey of becoming a professional photographer, talking about the positives and negatives and revealing what he did right and what he could have done differently throughout his 10-year career. Make sure to join the pair for this honest and open discussion for a chance to ask your questions live.

http://www.davidlund.co.uk/

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

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

Lighting Walkthrough Live Show

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

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.

Photoshop class live demonstration

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

Photoshop Demonstration - Colour Techniques (Part 1)

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In this show Karl will be explaining the use of colour in photography and demonstrating the available tools for manipulating colour in Photoshop and when and why you might use them. This will include Gradient Maps, Curves, Hue/Saturation adjustments, Colour Mixer, Selective Colour and Camera RAW.

Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

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

Photoshop Demonstration - Colour Techniques (Part 2)

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In the second part of this live show Karl will continue to explain the importance of colour in photography and demonstrate how to use the available Photoshop tools for manipulating colour and when and why you might use them. This will include Gradient Maps, Curves, Hue/Saturation adjustments, Colour Mixer, Selective Colour and Camera RAW.

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.

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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 a 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

Date TBC

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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