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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Live Workshop - Umbrella Lighting

7th November 2019 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

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Photography talk show

Magazine Chat Show - Developing Your Style

28th November 2019 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

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Live Talk Show - Photographer & Digital Artist Erik Johansson

12th December 2019 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

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Upcoming Live Photography Shows Schedule

Live Photography show - Magazine chat show

28th November 2019 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

NEW: The Magazine Chat Show!

Join Karl and his petulant sidekick Ashleigh for this new format talk show, where the topic of focus will centre around the theme of ‘Developing your style as a photographer’. In this information-packed show Karl and Ashleigh will look at why and how you can develop your own style and explore work by some of the most influential photographers over the last century. They’ll also discuss and debate the latest industry news and gear, so we hope you'll join in the chaos and fun with your questions and help get things back on an even keel before actual fighting breaks out!

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Live Photography show - Erik Johansson

12th December 2019 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

Live Talk Show - Photographer & Digital Artist Erik Johansson

Top photographer, retoucher and compositor Erik Johansson will be our live talk show guest for December, ending the year on a high note. Erik will reveal his top tips and techniques for his incredible fine art images and share how to achieve images that truly have the ‘Wow’ factor. If you’ve not seen Erik’s work then take a look here; this Swedish photographer creates beautiful surreal worlds with his unique combination of light, photography and post production. Join us live and ask Erik your questions directly.

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Live Photography show - Motorbike live show

19th December 2019 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

Live Workshop - Motorbike Photo Shoot

Yes you read that correctly - we’ll be ending the year with a bang as Karl is going to undertake the challenging subject of bike photography, live! This show is going to be super exciting as Karl revisits one of his older passions of sports bikes, demonstrating the intricacies of shooting this complex subject live on air. As always, your questions will be answered as he works.

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Magazine chat show

9th January 2020 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

Magazine Chat Show — Lighting Control

Our magazine chat show is back, and this time Karl and Ashleigh will be discussing lighting control. Light is one of the key elements of photography, and with it we can control the mood and feel of an image. Together the pair will discuss the importance of lighting control, reviewing a number of examples and explaining different techniques for controlling light. As always, they’ll also be answering your questions, so make sure to join us for another fun, informative show!
Landscape photo critique

23rd January 2020 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

Live Members Picture Critique — Landscapes & Cityscapes

In our first critique show of the year, Karl will be looking at landscape and cityscape images submitted by members, offering his feedback and advice. These critique sessions offer a valuable opportunity, not only to have your own work reviewed by Karl, but also to learn from work by fellow members. Karl will highlight the positives of each image sent through, and also explore aspects such a composition, light and camera settings. He’ll also show a few useful retouching techniques that you can use to enhance your images.
Lighting moods

6th February 2020 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

Live Workshop — Lighting Control (The Egg Challenge)

Have you ever wondered how many different moods you can create for just one simple object? Well, that’s exactly what Karl will be showing in this live show! Shooting a simple egg, Karl will experiment with his lighting to see how many different moods he can create. Using both standard, affordable modifiers as well as a few pro light shapers, he’ll see just how creative he can get. Make sure to join us for what promises to be a fascinating and informative live show, where Karl will also be answering your questions live throughout the show.
Portrait photography critique

20th February 2020 - 18:00 GMT / 13:00 EST

Live Members Picture Critique — Portrait Photography

Portrait photography will form the topic of focus for our next live members picture critique, where Karl will be reviewing all portrait images submitted by members. He will be looking at everything from lighting and mood to background choice and post production techniques, offering a complete review of all images submitted. These critique sessions provide a valuable learning opportunity, so make sure to send through your image to receive professional feedback.
Live Photography show - Rachell Smith

12th March 2020 - 18:00 GMT / 14:00 EDT

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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One light product shoot challenge

24th March 2020 - 18:00 GMT / 14:00 EDT

Live Workshop — One Light Challenge Product Photoshoot

Quite often, we get feedback from members explaining how they struggle with their photography due to a lack of equipment, and this is particularly relevant when it comes to product photography. However, in truth, it’s less about what equipment you have and more about how you use it. In this live show Karl will undertake the challenge of a product shoot, but using only one light. How will he do it? What equipment will he use? Make sure to join us live to find out! He’ll also be answering questions live throughout the show, so you won’t want to miss out.
Magazine chat show - website critique

9th April 2020 - 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT

Magazine Chat Show — Website critique

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.
Animals and macro photography critique

28th April 2020 - 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT

Live Members Picture Critique — Animals & Macro Photography

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.
polarising studio light

12th May 2020 - 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT

Live Workshop — Polarising Studio Light and Why

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.

Post production techniques example

28th May 2020 - 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT

Live Workshop — Post Production Techniques

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.
Lipsticks focus stack image example

11th June 2020 - 18:00 BST / 13:00 EDT

Live Workshop — Focus Stacking Lipstick Shoot

Photographing small products such as lipsticks and other cosmetics 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 lipstick 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 Talk Show

June 2020

Live Talk Show — Guest TBA

Live talk shows on Karl Taylor Education provide a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from some of the world’s leading photographers. From award-winning celebrity portrait photographers, to world-renowned advertising and still life photographers, these shows cover a range of photography genres, and provide a learning opportunity you won’t find anywhere else! Stay tuned to see who our next guest will be.
Car photography example

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

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.

*Please note schedules may be subject to change.


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Members Photo Critiques

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