Live Photo-Shoots Archive

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Umbrella Lighting

Umbrellas are one of the most prolific lighting modifiers, with many photographers owning, or using, them at least once in their career. However, many photographers often quickly upgrade to other modifiers such as softboxes, beauty dishes or even parabolic reflectors…

Live Workshop – Legs Eleven

Legs can be a difficult subject to photograph, but they can also be a very rewarding subject. In this live show Karl shows you his techniques for shooting a number of elegant yet sexy shots of female legs. He covers…

Live Workshop – Softbox lighting & theory

Learn all you need to know about the ever-popular softbox in this highly informative live photography workshop, where Karl takes a closer look at these versatile modifiers, explaining how they work and what sets them apart from other light shapers.…

High-end Headphones Product Shoot

In this photography workshop Karl undertakes a product shoot of a pair of headphones on a white background. This technically challenging advertising-style shot presented a myriad of challenges, including positioning the product to find the best composition, creating a white…

Live Workshop – A Guide to Lighting Emotion

Light is a powerful tool when it comes to invoking emotion, which is why it’s absolutely crucial to not only understand how to use light, but when and why. To help you understand the importance of lighting emotion, Karl has…
Glasses Product Photograph

Live Workshop – Photographing Glasses

Glasses are particularly difficult product items to photograph as they feature complexities such as different textures, reflections, shapes and forms. In this product photography workshop you’ll see each step that’s required to produce an advertising style glasses image — from…

Live Workshop – Cosmetics Product Shoot

In this live photography workshop Karl attempts to bring his vision of a floating cosmetic arrangement to life in a highly complex cosmetics product shoot. You’ll see each step as he explains the intricacies of such a product shoot and…

Live Workshop – Liquid Art and Motion

Freezing motion, especially liquids, can be a tricky and time consuming process. In this Liquid Art and Motion photography workshop Karl shows you how, with careful planning and the right techniques, you can improve your chances of getting a great…

Live Workshop – How to Photograph a High-end Handbag

In this information packed live photography workshop Karl discusses everything from color theory and how it can enhance your images, to why soft, graduated light isn’t always the best option for product photography. Photographing a handbag, Karl goes into detail…

Live Workshop – Retouching with Viktor Fejes

Professional retoucher Viktor Fejes is given free rein to get as creative as he likes for this live retouching demonstration, working on an image submitted by a member of Karl Taylor Education. Techniques covered in this live demonstration will be…

Live Workshop – Sports Footwear Photoshoot

In this footwear photography workshop Karl demonstrates how to light and photograph footwear, in this case a football boot. Starting with a single light, Karl shows you how to create a rim light before gradually building to his final setup.…

Live Workshop – Flat Lay Photography

In this photography workshop Karl demonstrates how to take flat lay photographs using a 35mm camera and 50mm lens. Flat lay photography is an eye catching way to get your product noticed amidst the chaos of the internet and in…

Live Workshop – Master Beauty Dish Lighting

In this recording of a LIVE photography workshop, Karl once again proves exactly what, with precise control and in-depth knowledge, can be achieved in camera. Here he guides you through the highly popular lighting modifier that is the beauty dish.…

Live Workshop – Products with LEDs & screens

A common challenge that many photographers face these days is how to photograph products with LED lights or illuminating screens. In this live photography workshop Karl guides you through each step of such a product shoot. Lighting is key when…

Live Workshop – Liquid Photography With David Lund

Liquid specialist and former Karl Taylor Education student David Lund joined Karl in studio for an exciting episode somewhat different (and far more messy) to past shows. Working closely with Karl, David brings his liquid expertise and unusual gadgets to…

Live Workshop – Understanding Parabolic Lighting

In this information packed live photography workshop Karl sheds some light on the mystery surrounding parabolic reflectors. These versatile modifiers are a go-to for fashion and beauty work as they produce beautiful sparkly light that is very flattering when it…

Live Workshop – Luxury Watch Product Photography

In this watch product photography workshop Karl demonstrates how to capture a luxury watch to professional advertising standards. Watch as Karl builds up to the final shot, showing you each live image and explaining the changes and reasoning behind his…

Live Workshop – Business Portraiture & Headshots

Corporate or business portraits are a staple for many photographers, but many often face a few key challenges when it comes to taking business portraits: How to shoot and control light bounce in small spaces, how to photograph people with…

Live Workshop – Whisky Photography

This live photography workshop covers the start to finish process of a product photography shoot, photographing a bottle of whisky to advertising standards, using just a three light setup. Karl guides you through each step of the process, from planning…

Live Workshop – Beauty Retouching in Photoshop

Before starting photoshop beauty retouching on any image, it’s important to understand why we retouch. In this show Karl starts with the ‘where and why’ of retouching in relation to ‘where to lead the eye’ and ‘why to lead it…

Live Workshop – Beauty Lighting Techniques

Beauty images traditionally make use of hard lighting, but it can be tricky controlling shadows, textures and contrast to ensure minimal imperfections in the image. In just two hours Karl covers all you need to know about beauty lighting —…

Live Workshop – Photographing Sunglasses

As part of his commercial work, glasses are something Karl often photographs. As a result, he knows a number of essential techniques and useful tips to achieve a high-end result worthy of any advertising campaign, which he shares in this…

Live Workshop – broncolor ‘How-To’ with Urs Recher

In this informative special edition live photography workshop, Karl is joined by broncolor’s Urs Recher and together they explain and demonstrate key lighting principles for effective portrait photography. In the first half of the show Urs goes into detail about…

Live Workshop – Wine Bottle Photography

As a commercial photographer Karl specialises in product photography and in this live product photography workshop, where he shoots a bottle of red wine, he shares a host of useful techniques that can be applied to the genre as a…

Live Workshop – Portrait & Beauty Lighting

In this live portrait and beauty photograph workshop you’ll see the step by step process needed to light and shoot professional portrait and beauty images. Starting at the very beginning, from choosing his background and selecting his props, Karl shows…

Live Workshop – Food Photography, Lighting & Styling

For this live photography workshop Karl is joined by top Russian food photographer Anna Pustynnikova for an in-depth lesson in food photography and styling. Anna shares her top secrets for food styling as well as demonstrates how, using just basic equipment, you…

The Emotion of Light – July 12th

George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak, the company that popularised photography once said: “Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key…