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

Photoshop demonstration

Photoshop Demonstration - Colour Techniques (Part 2)

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


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Next Live Show

Polarising light

Live Workshop — Polarising Studio Light and Why

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


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Coming Soon

Photography brief review

Working to a Brief - Challenge 2 REVIEW

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


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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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All Previous Live Shows Are Available To Watch Again

Live Shows – Watch Again

Upcoming Live Photography Shows

polarising studio light

Thursday 16th July 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.

Professional photography brief

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

Working to a Brief - Challenge 2 REVIEW

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In this live show Karl will be reviewing the submissions for our second working to a photography brief challenge. These challenges provide a unique opportunity for photographers to practice executing a professional brief, with the additional benefit of Karl’s feedback at the end of the challenge.

Click here to submit your image for the brief.

Car photography example

Thursday 30th July 2020 - 15:00 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 6th August 2020 - 15:00 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.

Read More | rachellsmith.com

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/

Professional photography brief

Thursday 27th August 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief - Challenge 3

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For our third photography brief challenge Karl will once again be presenting members with a creative brief to execute. This will include a visual sketch, mood board images and a written description. These challenges present the perfect opportunity to practice working to a brief, allowing you to experience what it’s like to interpret and execute a brief. The submissions will be reviewed in a follow-up live show on 24th September.

makeup photography

Thursday 3rd September 2020 -15:00 BST / 13:00 EDT

Live Photography Workshop - Cosmetics Swirls & Sweeps

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In this live show Karl will be shooting a slightly different take on cosmetics photography. He’ll be demonstrating how to photograph creative makeup swirls and sweeps. Throughout the step-by-step shoot you’ll learn how to achieve the perfect sweep, what backgrounds to use and how to light these simple but creative images. As always, you’ll be able to ask your questions live during the show.

Photography business advice

Thursday 10th September 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!

Fashion accessories photograph

Thursday 17th September 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Photography Workshop - Fashion Accessories

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Sunglasses, handbags, necklaces… Join us live to find out what we’ll be shooting for this live show. Photographing a fashion accessory, Karl will demonstrate the lighting and styling required to achieve a professional result, explaining considerations such as composition, lens selection, background choice and more. Karl will also be taking members’ questions live throughout the show.

Creative photography brief

Thursday 24th September 2020 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief - Challenge 3 REVIEW

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

In this live show Karl will be reviewing the submissions for the third working to a photography brief challenge. These challenges provide a unique opportunity for photographers to practice executing a professional brief, with the additional benefit of Karl’s feedback at the end of the challenge.

*Please note schedules may be subject to change.


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Live Photo-Shoots

Watch step-by-step photography demonstrations that cover everything from product shoots to portrait lighting techniques.

Live Photo-Shoots Archive

Special Guests

Learn from leading professionals as they join Karl in the studio to share their photographic knowledge and expertise.
Members Picture Critique

Members Photo Critiques

Members picture critiques provide a unique opportunity to receive professional feedback and advice.