Informational

These videos provide general information that you’ll find useful for photography. Learn about softboxes, how to print your photos and even how to create a great photography website.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

In this video Karl runs through some basic Lightroom tips and answers one of the most common questions we recieve: Which is best for my photography, Lightroom or Photoshop? Karl also explains some of the facts and myths about Adobe…

Beauty lighting comparison

In this video Karl Taylor tests and compares some of his favorite lighting modifiers for fashion and beauty photography. He does a side by side comparison and shows you all the results in detail and explains some of the pros…

Building a studio cove

Creating a perfect seamless background is the holy grail for most studios. Here our carpenter and plasterer did an incredible job creating the perfect infinity cove for our new studio. Watch the video to understand all the stages involved and…

Full frame vs crop sensor

The sensor in your camera is the CCD or CMOS chip that captures the light to record the image. It's the thing in your camera that replaced film! And just like film, they come in different sizes and formats. So…

Hasselblad H5 official instruction video

Karl was very pleased to be asked by Hasselblad to present and produce the official instructional video for the Hasselblad H5D. In this video he runs through all the features and functions of one of the worlds most advanced medium…

LEE filters tour part 1

In this video Karl is joined by Ralph Young the sales director at LEE Filters who is kindly giving him a tour of the factory. In this video, you get to see the stages that are involved when making these…

LEE filters tour part 2

In this video again we are visiting LEE Filters to discover where they actually manufacture and colorize polyester film to ultimately create the some of the kit that I use in my professional studio. (Gels and Diffusion Material) Learn the…

Lens quality

in this video Karl talks you through lens quality and shows and talks to you about a variety of the lenses that he owns and uses.

Macro test part 1

This the first in a 2 part series of videos giving you tips on macro photography and the camera kit to use. Over the two videos Karl will demonstrate how you can achieve amazing results using a whole range of…

Macro test part 2

In this second episode of this two part Macro Photography tips video we actually see the results generated by the various lenses, cameras and accessories discussed in the first video. For those of you wondering the dedicated macro lens uses…

Pro Lab printing

Why Use a Pro lab for printing your favorite photography is a question frequently asked. In this quick photo documentary Karl visits a professional photo lab where John at FitzLab answers questions on this topic and gives you the inside…

Softboxes

In this Video Karl takes a look at the versatile range of Softboxes from broncolor.  Watch Karl as he demonstrates how they can be used with Speedlite flash guns and also other brand studio lights!

Squarespace websites

In this video Karl explains how he built his Squarespace photography portfolio website in a matter of hours.  As a professional photographer visual quality and the presentation of his work is paramount - in this tutorial Karl reveals his most…

Understanding medium format

In this video Karl explains the reasons Medium Format cameras are a necessary part of many professional photographers work flow. Karl also bust a few myths along the way and clearly demonstrates their capabilities. This video was commissioned by Hasselblad…