“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life” — Rachel Carson, marine biologist & author. Oceans are vital to human health — they generate half the oxygen we breathe and provide homes for many species that enable us to exist. They regulate …
Animal and fine art photographer Tim Flach will be joining Karl Taylor for a unique photography workshop. They’ll be exploring the science behind our visual system and revealing how you can take your photography to a whole new level.
When Manfrotto approached me to film a commercial for their new Pro Light Reloader Air-55 camera bag, although I was excited, I knew it would be a big and challenging project. Designed for photographers who regularly travel for work, the concept of the video was to show off the features of the new bag, including the convenient carry on size, …
Watches, rings and necklaces all present a unique set of challenges when it comes to photographing them. Their smooth, shiny surfaces cause chaotic reflections, their size and the high magnification required means it’s incredibly difficult to achieve sufficient depth of field. In our series of jewellery photography classes I show you step by step exactly how to photograph jewellery but …
In this live photography workshop Karl will demonstrate how to effectively light and photograph clear bottles, such as gin and vodka. You’ll learn some of the most important techniques and tricks for creating effective advertising-style product images quickly and effectively.
In this liquid art and motion live show Karl will demonstrate how photographing fast moving liquids is less about luck and more about planning and technique. He will show you how to photograph stunning splash shots and explain how, following certain steps, you can get great shots each time.
In this members picture critique Karl will be critiquing and providing professional feedback on landscape images. This informative show will give members an opportunity to submit their own images, receive professional advice and learn from other photographers work. Karl will be discussing what makes a successful landscape photograph, how to improve as well as sharing some useful post production techniques …
In this live photography talk show Karl will be joined by Russian food photographer and stylist Anya Pustynnikova. Together they’ll discuss Anya’s career, her top tips for food photography and how to make it in the industry.
In this live food photography workshop top Russian food photographer and stylist Anya Pustynnikova will be returning to Karl Taylor Education to demonstrate how to photograph and style food.
In this members picture critique Karl will be critiquing and providing professional feedback on product images. He will be discussing what makes a successful product image, how to improve as well as sharing some useful post production techniques that you could use for your future shots.
In this live product photography workshop I will show you how to effectively photograph handbags, explaining how to overcome the most common problems. From the lighting to styling, I’ll show you each step of the shoot, answering your questions live as I go.
We caught up with professional retoucher Viktor Fejes to find out some of the common mistakes he sees in Photoshop and how to avoid them.
View the October 2018 ‘Macro’ Photography Competition winners on Karl Taylor Education. For our October competition we were transported into the close up world of Macro photography. Prizes included a Lee Filters Foundation Kit, a Lee Filters Big Stopper and a Lee Filters Long Exposure Kit.
Viktor Fejes took the first steps towards a career as a retoucher at the age of eight years old, but it wasn’t until years later that he realized that’s where life would take him. Read more about his career as a professional retoucher ahead oh his live shows on Karl Taylor Education here.
As a commercial photographer business portraits are still a regular feature in my calendar. Here I’ve outlined the key elements to ensure you’re able to successfully tackle a business shoot, including lighting setups, posing your subject and recommended camera settings and lenses.
We caught up with professional retoucher Viktor Fejes ahead of his live shows on Karl Taylor Education to find out how you can optimize your retouching workflow and retouch like a professional, and his answers might surprise you.
In this live retouching show members will have an opportunity to submit their own images for professional retoucher Viktor Fejes to retouch. He’ll be explaining his retouching process, offering professional advice and sharing a number of useful retouching tips as he works through the image.
Speed and efficiency are key when it comes to doing pack shots, which is why it’s important that you have a lighting setup that’s both suitable and simple. In this live photography workshop I’ll be demonstrating effective studio lighting setups for pack shots and explaining everything you need to know to ensure a great result each time.
In this live product photography show I’ll be showing you how to photograph footwear, demonstrating a number of useful techniques and explaining what you should be thinking about when shooting.
Macro photography is a popular genre of photography that can yield some fascinating results. I’ve put together a complete guide to help you get started and quickly improve your macro photography.
In this live photography workshop I’ll be showing you how to take your own flat lay photographs. From lighting to styling, I’ll show you how to achieve great results that require minimal retouching
Viktor Fejes will be joining Karl in studio to discuss his work, the reasons for retouching and the future of the retouching industry. They will be taking your questions live, so make sure to join them for this insightful live show.
Daria Belikova on Karl Taylor Education | See what rising fashion star Daria Belikova had to say about her career, inspiration and unique style ahead of her live interview on Karl Taylor Education.
Softboxes are popular modifiers that are well suited to many genres of photography. Here I explain the advantages, disadvantages and effects of softboxes as well as offer some alternatives.
For many photographers there comes a point when you think about opening your own studio. It’s a daunting step forward, and one that requires careful consideration. If you’re thinking about opening your own studio, whether it be buying or renting, there are a few important things to think about…
In this live show Karl will be looking at fashion and beauty images submitted by members, sharing his thoughts and advice on how to take stand-out images. This live show will provide an opportunity for members to receive feedback on their image, understand what makes an effective picture and watch as Karl demonstrates effective retouching techniques. He’ll demonstrate how, with …
Over the years I’ve built up quite a collection of photography books and as many of you have asked what my favorites are, I thought I’d put together a list of my favorite inspirational and educational photography books.
Shooting in a small studio can be challenging, but it isn’t impossible. There are a number of things you can do to make working in limited space easier and more effective, which is what I recently showed when I set up a small studio for a friend’s business.
The beauty dish is often a popular lighting modifier among fashion and beauty photographers because of its versatility and unique light. In my next live show I’ll show you exactly what you can achieve with it and demonstrate how you can modify it even further.
From iPhones to kettles, self-illuminating dials, LCD screens or LED lights are key components of many products nowadays and while many photographers find it difficult, it’s actually quite simple. For our next live show I’ll be showing you how to photograph a voice recorder that has both self-illuminating illuminating buttons and a LCD screen.
I was recently asked by Hasselblad to make a series of videos, several of which were a comparison between the medium-format Hasselblad H6D-100c and the best 35mm full-frame camera on the market at the time — the Nikon D850. I was given free-reign by Hasselblad to shoot what I wanted how I wanted, as long as it showed real-world examples …
Tom Oldham started out photographing dance music 26 years ago after he bid farewell to a job in men’s retail. He set out with a simple hope — for “something a great deal less boring than standing in a shop”.
Tom Oldham is an award winning photographer with 26-years of experience and soon he’ll be sitting down with Karl in studio for another exciting live show, where he’ll be discussing the highs, the lows and what it takes to crack it in the industry.
This months competition was an interesting one, with the theme of ‘Fast’. We had a wide variety of entries from fast paced sports shots to in-studio freeze photography. Our members had the chance to win the first prize of a Siros Lighting kit as well as second prize – a LEE Filters Little Stopper – and third prize – a …
From diamonds to fishing rods, fashion to steel, professional liquids photographer David Lund’s nine-year career has been a rollercoaster journey. A Hasselblad demonstration at Falmouth Art College almost 10 years ago proved to be the turning point for David…
Advertising and liquid photographer David Lund joins up with Karl Taylor for this special live show where they will demonstrate some exciting techniques.
David Lund will be joining Karl live in studio to discuss his work with liquids, his journey into photography, what it takes to make it in the industry and answering your questions live. This will be a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from a student turned professional — make sure not to miss it!
As a professional photographer and educator people often ask me how they can improve their photographs so I’ve put together some simple photography tips you can use to improve your photos.
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.
Our members picture critique live shows are always highly popular but unfortunately Karl isn’t always able to get around to looking at every image sent through. That’s why we’ve decided to present an extended critique where he’ll be looking at and discussing every single image submitted by our members, whether it takes three hours or 10. This live show will …
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