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Beginner Photography Quick Start Guide

Starting out in photography can seem daunting but this quick start guide contains all you need to know to get the ball rolling. Having this knowledge will ensure that you not only master the basics but have the skills to progress and confidently take creative control of your photography.

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Mega Photo Critique

This live show will offer members an opportunity to submit their work and find out first-hand from Karl what they’re doing right or where they could improve. The critique will not only focus on the positives but also point out possible improvements and post production changes, providing a great learning opportunity for everyone. Karl will offer practical advice and demonstrate …

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Parabolic Lighting Live Show

What makes this light so special and why do parabolic lights create such a stunning effect? Join Karl LIVE on May 10 at 18.00 BST / 13.00 EDT as he delves into the world of parabolic lighting and shows you just how versatile they can be. In this live shoot Karl will reveal all, as well as demonstrate the uses and benefits of paras and their results compared to other more standard modifiers.

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The Magic of Parabolic Lighting

As a professional photographer, one of the most common questions I get asked is “If you could have just one lighting modifier, what would you choose?” And my answer is always the same — “The Para 133”.

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March Photography Competition Winners

With our next competition fast approaching, we thought we’d share with you once more the winners of our March 2018 Competition. The theme of ‘Travel & Culture’ was interpreted in many different ways and it was great to see the diversity in the entries that we had. Our winners entered some really thought provoking images that we felt fitted the …

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Paris Photography Workshop with Karl Taylor

Join Karl Taylor and Broncolor France for this exciting workshop in the heart of Paris at Studio Pin Up http://www.pin-up.com/en/ on the 14th of June 2018.
In this one day workshop Karl will be presenting his techniques on photography across a broad range of topics including theory and practical demonstrations.

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Award winning product photographer Barry Makariou

Barry is a top product and advertising photographer who has worked with renowned clients such as Pepsi, Peroni, Dove, Tom Ford and Samsung. He’ll be joining Karl in the studio to talk about his globally recognised work as a successful photographer and director. From liquids to sports and fitness, phones to watches, Barry has extensive knowledge in product photography. He …

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Sean Conboy Architectural Photographer

Sean Conboy is an internationally renowned architectural photographer who is known for photographing some of the most impressive buildings and hotels in the world from giant multiplex cinemas to multi-storey structures. Sean will be joining Karl on the sofa to talk about this specialised area of photography that requires a certain discipline and precision to bring life to structures and …

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Live Whisky Photography Workshop

If you’re a professional or semi-professional photographer then it’s important to have the skills to make products visually outstanding! Bottle and beverage images can be particularly tricky. I reveal this knowledge and specific time-saving techniques in this online workshop.

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Live Show With Tim Flach Photographer

We are extremely excited to welcome world-renowned photographer Tim Flach to the show. Tim’s work is instantly recognisable. In the last decade he has focused on animal portraits ranging widely across species but united by a distinctive style that is derived from his concerns with anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism. Flach’s often abstract photographic style has been described as “the perfect antithesis to …

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Live photography show with Tom Oldham

Tom Oldham is a London-based portrait photographer, shooting portraits of musicians, sports stars and all sorts of talented folk in locations across the nation and worldwide. He admits ‘It’s a great gig’. In June 2017, Tom exhibited his project shot in Lesotho – ‘The Herder Boys of Lesotho’, at the White Space Gallery in London. The exhibition was a big …

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December ‘Moments’ Photography Competition Results

Out of the hundreds of entries that we received it was challenging to narrow down the winners. In the video above Karl gives critique on some of our finalists images and announces the top three entries. Below you can see the winning images alongside our lucky members and their prizes! It was great to have so many amazing entries, be …

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Members Picture Critique

In this Live talk show will crop, critique and even retouch some members images to show how to improve them. This informative show will give our members and opportunity to submit their work and learn from a top professional on where improvements can be made. The critique will not only focus on the positives but also how to improve any …

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Guest Fashion Photographer Daria Belikova

{{ERROR}}”,”arrow_position”:false,”toolbar”:true,”infobar”:false,”show_smallbtn”:false,”inner_caption”:false,”caption_position”:false,”small_btn_template”:””}’ data-row-height=”150″ data-justified-margins=”1″ data-gallery-theme=”normal” id=”envira-gallery-5986″ class=”envira-gallery-public envira-gallery-justified-public envira-gallery-0-columns envira-clear” data-envira-columns=”0″>LIVE PHOTOGRAPHY TALK SHOWWith Special Guest Daria Belikovaand Karl TaylorAugust 2018 – Date TBCIn this live talk show Karl will be joined by fashion photographer and rising star Daria Belikova. With a dark, edgy and distinctive style Daria’s work has become sought after internationally.With a growing reputation for exquisitely styled and …

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Live Beauty Retouching Photography Show

In this Live show we concentrate on post production techniques for beauty retouching. Karl will run through his key post processing workflow and demonstrate colour, contrast, RAW file processing, Burn & Dodge, selective local contrast and sharpening techniques. Besides the specific techniques we will also look at the ‘where and why’ of retouching in relation to ‘where to lead the …

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Live Beauty Lighting Techniques Photography Show

Working with a model, Karl will undertake a live beauty shoot with tips on preparation and lighting to reveal a superb final image. With tips also from our professional make up artist and an insight on lighting solutions that complement post production this will be a packed live show. Beauty lighting will often utilise a harder lighting formula than traditional …

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Photographic Printing with Guest Expert John Fitzgerald

As well as being a successful portrait photographer John is best known as a master printer. With numerous industry awards for his printing skills John runs a busy Pro Lab, servicing the requirements of professional photographic printing and processing. With a 35-year career, John will join Karl for this Live Show, providing a wealth of tips for getting the best …

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Bianca Swan, Fashion Stylist

Join Karl and special guest, fashion stylist Bianca Swan. Bianca is a professional fashion stylist who has worked with many of the big names in photography from Rankin to Max Oppenheim and even Karl Taylor : ) As well as photographers she’s styled for top brands such as Burberry, M&S and Lacoste. In this unique episode we will delve into …

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Karl Taylor’s Recreation of ‘Dali Atomicus’ on the BBC

‘Dali Atomicus’. This iconic image has been a favourite of mine for as long as I remember and it is probably the root of my own interest and specialisation in photographing fast moving liquids and smashing objects. I have been a photographer professionally for 25 years, having started a career in photojournalism in the early to mid 90’s but then …

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Live Sunglasses Product Shoot

Sunglasses product shootIn this stunning product shoot Karl will walk you through the whole process live. Resulting in a high end advertising image. Learn the process of using effective gradient lighting and tips for precise control. Click here to learn more about Karl Taylor, his professional photography career and his education. (click on each item to learn more)

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Live photography talk show with Urs Recher

Join Karl and special guest photographer Urs Recher. Urs is a consultant and photographer to broncolor lighting company but he also has another life in photography with his own personal work. With an encyclopaedic knowledge on many aspects of photography we will look at Urs’s techniques and images. Karl and Urs also debate the latest industry news and topics as …

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Wine bottle product lighting

Karl Taylor is known and commissioned by some of the world’s leading businesses for his exquisite product photography and lighting. In this fascinating tutorial Karl will demonstrate several techniques for effective and elegant wine photography. He will demonstrate his lighting techniques, preparation, background choices and answer your questions live with our interactive Q&A/ “My Photography has now picked up. I …

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Nature Photography with Chris Bale.

Chris Bale is a self-taught nature photographer and although his passion for wildlife can be easily traced back to his childhood he did not begin to share this publicly until he was in his mid thirties…..Now 43 and with a stunning portfolio there’s no turning back! Chris’s photography now features in a variety of nature journals, wildlife magazines and bird …

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Portrait & Beauty Lighting Online Workshop

There’s was a huge amount of important hi-end photography techniques and studio knowledge to gain from Karl’s LIVE Portrait & Beauty Lighting workshop. Through interactive demonstration and results, Karl will help you transform your studio beauty and portraiture photography! You’ll see the step by step process needed to light and shoot professional portrait and beauty images. PLUS… Karl explains his …

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Wedding Photography with David Stanbury

David is a Multi Award Winning Portrait & Wedding Photographer based in the North West of England with a career spanning over 20+ years & nearly 1400 weddings His accolades include over 200 National & Regional awards including UK Wedding Photographer of the Year, UK Portrait Photographer of the Year, UK Wedding Album of the Year and a 2 times …

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Live Food Photography & Styling Show with Anya Pustynnikova

For the next live show Karl is joined by top food photographer Anya Pustynnikova for a range of in-depth & beautiful food photography lessons. Professional food photographer and blogger Anya will show you how you can create great food shots with simple gear and minimal lighting – so simple that you can easily replicate these professional shots in your own …

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Alex Wallace Pro-Photographer Talk Show (round-up video)

Award winning landscape photographer Alex Wallace shared his landscape photography tips and much more with me on this photography talk show. My talk show with professional photographer Alex Wallace last week was extremely insightful. We discussed his top photography tips, we critique a selection of members’ work and answered many questions live online. Some of the topics covered included: location …

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Phocus 3.0 Can work for you

You may be wondering why I am bothering to mention this software as most of you don’t use Hasselblad cameras?….. The software is similar in ways to Adobe Lightroom but instead of forking out to buy Lightroom you can simply download Phocus for free as a stand alone piece of software directly from the Hasselblad website. Whilst some of you …

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A simple 2 light portrait set up

In this short video I take pictures with an economic Olympus OMD-M10 Micro 4/3 sensor camera and some with the Canon Mk-III but just with a standard 50mm lens. Remember: The soft boxes I use are top quality and very decently priced broncolor soft boxes that also fit other studio light brands and even your Speedlite flashes (with the right …

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lighting system

OK so lets go back over a decade and look at when I first started with Elinchrom lighting. At that time I would say they had a pretty comprehensive range of lights and accessories for the day, plus a great range of softboxes that still hold their own even today. Back then I was using a couple of Elinchrom 101 …

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Landscape Photography Using a Standard 50mm Lens

When setting out to photograph landscapes, there are a few essentials that you should always carry with you in your bag. In addition to a sturdy tripod, filters, cable release and cleaning cloths, it’s important not to forget a good variety of lenses. But, believe it or not, that’s exactly what happened when I set out on this occasion! After …

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Anya Pustynnikova Food Photographer

Our next live Photography Show, Food Photography & Styling with Anya Pustynnikova. Anya Pustynnikova is a terrific food photographer and food stylist based in Moscow, Russia. She’s also going to be in-studio with Karl in August. We caught up with her ahead of her appearance to ask her a few questions about how she got started, some of her favorite …

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Alex Wallace Pro Photographer

On this live Photography Talk Show, Karl was be joined by Alex Wallace, a commercial and industrial photographer from New Zealand who in just 8 years has managed to build a successful photography business from scratch. Karl and Alex traded tips and techniques for both natural light and speedlite flash photography. Alex was live on July 25th at 18:00 BST. …

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Professional techniques for red wine product photography.

I run you through each studio light (with modifiers) one by one and I explain my choice of materials and props. I also show you how I quickly identify and correct the common pitfalls that catch other photographers out. I hope you gain some new techniques to apply next time you’re shooting this type of hi-end product photography.