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Live Members Picture Critique – Product Photography

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Bottles, watches, perfumes and pack shots. Karl reviews a selection of product images submitted by members for this live picture critique. Working through each image Karl points out what makes effective product imagery as well offers effective solutions to some of the more common problems. Not sure how to get your bottle photography up to parr? Struggling to get the …

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How to Photograph a High-end Handbag

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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 about the importance of color and how it can be used to improve your photography. You’ll see this in clear …

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LIVE Retouching with Viktor Fejes

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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 familiar to many already comfortable working with Photoshop and includes an overview of skin retouching, burning and dodging and healing. …

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Live Talk Show with Special Guest Viktor Fejes

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For this live photography talk show Karl is joined by professional retoucher Viktor Fejes. Viktor, who presents our Advanced Photoshop for Photographers course with Karl, has an international clientele and knows how to produce top results quickly. Viktor joined Karl to discuss all things relating to retouching, from image storage to practicing and promoting your work. He also fielded many …

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Product Photography – Footwear

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In this live product 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. A high-end product shoot such as this requires precision and attention to detail. Karl explains key elements to highlight …

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Pack Shots Product Photography

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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 class Karl shows you exactly how to set up and photograph effective pack shot images. Working through multiple products, Karl demonstrates just how important perfecting your lighting setup …

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Flat Lay Photography

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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 this live show Karl shows you how simple it is to take eye-catching images using just two studio lights. Working …

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Live Photography Talk Show With Special Guest Daria Belikova

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In this live talk show Karl was joined by fashion photographer and rising star Daria Belikova. Daria is a self taught photographer who is quickly making a name for herself in a highly competitive field with her dark, edgy and distinctive style. The Russian-born photographer joined Karl for a fascinating talk show, where she discussed the importance of making mistakes, …

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Members Fashion & Beauty Photo Critique – Part 2

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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 …

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Members Fashion & Beauty Photo Critique – Part 1

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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 …

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Mastering the Beauty Dish

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In this 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. Shooting live, he demonstrates some of the most effective ways to use the beauty dish and also provides comparisons between that and other …

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Shooting Products with LEDs & screens

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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 it comes to photographing products like this and this is what Karl focuses on throughout the show. He demonstrates useful …

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Live Talk Show With Special Guest Tom Oldham

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Award winning portrait photographer Tom Oldham joined Karl in studio to discuss his career as one of the industry’s leading celebrity photographers, working with characters such as Richard Branson, Thierry Henry and Usain Bolt. Together the pair discussed Tom’s start in the business and delved into what it means to be a celebrity photographer and what it takes to make …

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Live Talk Show With Special Guest David Lund.

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David is one of Karl’s Taylor Education’s most well-known success stories, having given up a successful career in design and making the switch to photography just a couple of years ago. After a great live workshop the previous evening, David joined Karl in studio to talk about his experiences working with companies such as Grants Whisky, Shell Oil, British Steel …

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Live Liquid Photography Shoot With David Lund.

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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 the studio, showing exactly what can be achieved when using creative solutions to control water. Together Karl and David show …

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Members Photo Critique – Part 2

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This is the second part of our first mega member’s photo critique, where Karl viewed and gave his feedback on more than 250 of our members’ pictures. Continuing from the previous section, where he examined all the ANIMAL, LANDSCAPE & PORTRAIT images, the second part of the show focussed on Karl’s area of speciality – product photography. Here he focussed …

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Members Photo Critique – Part 1

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For this, our first mega member’s photo critique, Karl viewed more than 250 of our members’ pictures, giving feedback on each and every one. During this marathon show, Karl explored the visual and emotive response to an image, explained the importance of a clear narrative and showed the powerful influence of composition, color and light. Offering his thoughts on each …

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Understanding Parabolic Lighting

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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 comes to skin tone and able to reveal great detail in different textures. Here Karl explains exactly what makes these …

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Photography Talk with Top Product Photographers – Barry Makariou

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If you’re interested in product photography, this talk show is for you! Karl is joined by one of the UK’s top product photographers and liquid specialist – Barry Makariou. Barry has worked with clients such as Pepsi, Peroni, Dove, Tom Ford and Samsung, photographing a wide range of subjects. He shared his experiences working on some of his biggest shoots, …

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Luxury Watch Photography

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In this live photography workshop Karl demonstrates how to photograph a luxury watch to advertising standards. Watch as Karl builds up to the final shot, showing you each live image and explaining the changes and reasoning behind his creative decisions. He demonstrates the step-by-step process, from selecting suitable props, to lighting it and the simple post production needed to finish …

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Architectural Photography with Sean Conboy

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Architectural photographer Sean Conboy, renowned for photographing some of the world’s most famous buildings, joined Karl in studio for this fascinating live talk show. Sean invited viewers to take a look at what it was like working as an architectural photographer, shedding light on a profession that centres around early mornings and late nights, precision, patience and technical cameras. Together …

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Business Portraiture & Headshots

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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 glasses, how to photograph older people, how to pose subjects and determining the best equipment to use. In this live …

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Live Talk Show With Special Guest Tim Flach

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World-renowned animal photographer Tim Flach is known for his artistic studio portraits of animals. He often creates deliberately ambiguous close-up portraits in order to provoke questions from the viewer. Tim joined Karl in studio to talk about his career, explore the concepts of anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism as well as how we, as humans, project emotion onto our subject. With wonderful …

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Live Whisky Photography Advertising Shoot

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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 and previsualization, to the retouching required to finish the shot. How to light reflective surfaces, controlling gradient light, using reflectors …

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Members Picture Critique with Karl Taylor

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From bottles of wine to boots, product photography is Karl’s area of speciality. In this live show he looks at images submitted by members that fall within the advertising, product and still-life genre. This informative show offers members an opportunity to get professional feedback on their images and understand where their strengths and weaknesses lie. The critique focusses on the …

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Live Beauty Retouching

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Before starting any retouching on an 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 there’. In this live show he focuses on the post production techniques for beauty retouching, showing the step-by-step process of retouching …

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Beauty Lighting Techniques with Karl Taylor

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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 — from makeup requirements to lighting angles and post production requirements — and shows you how to achieve a great beauty …

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Photography Talk Show With Special Guest Bianca Swan, Fashion Stylist

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Karl is joined by special guest Bianca Swan, a professional fashion stylist who has worked with major brands such as Burberry, M&S and Lacoste and collaborated with world renowned photographers such as Rankin, Rachell Smith, Max Oppenheim and even Karl Taylor. In this live photography talk show the pair delve into the world of fashion and what goes on behind …

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Sunglasses product shoot

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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 photography workshop. Photographing a pair of Oakley sunglasses, Karl shows how you can achieve a stunning result using just …

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Live broncolor ‘How To’ with Karl Taylor & Urs Recher

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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 the science and theory of lighting, explaining concepts such as the inverse square law, the angle of incidence and the …

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Live Photography Talk Show with Urs Recher & Karl Taylor

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Urs Recher, a consultant and photographer for broncolor, joins Karl in studio for this live talk show. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Urs has an encyclopaedic knowledge of photography and lighting, which he shares with our audience throughout this show. In addition to his work for broncolor he also shoots his own personal work, which he and …

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Wine bottle product lighting with Karl Taylor

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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 whole. In this show he demonstrates multiple lighting setups to achieve a variety of different shots, explaining the modifiers, background …

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Wedding Photography Live Photography Talk Show

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For many aspiring photographers, wedding photography is often the first step, but it’s a challenging genre that requires quick thinking, good people skills and outstanding technical knowledge. Karl is joined in studio by award-winning wedding photographer David Stanbury who, together with his wife Jane, has travelled across the UK (and further afield) photographing a variety of special occasions. David shares …

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Nature Photography with Chris Bale & Karl Taylor

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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 in his forties, he’s built up an incredible portfolio and his work features in a variety of nature journals, wildlife magazines and bird …

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Portrait & Beauty Lighting Live Workshop

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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 how he achieves these stunning black and white portraits. You can follow as he develops an image from scratch and …

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Over 70 photo critiques, LIVE training & more!

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In this live photography show Karl reviews beauty, portrait and fashion images submitted by members before exploring some of the latest industry news & reviewing some new photography kit. Throughout the show Karl gives feedback on members’ work, offering advice on how they could be improved, highlighting the strengths of each image and also demonstrates how simple post production adjustments …

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Food Photography & Styling

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For this live photography workshop Karl is joined by top Russian food photographer Anya Pustynnikova for an in-depth lesson in food photography and styling. Anya shares her top secrets for food styling as well as demonstrates how, using just basic equipment, you can achieve amazing food photographs. Building on this, Karl then demonstrates a number of alternative lighting setups as they work, …

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Live Talk Show With Alex Wallace

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In this live photography talk show Karl is joined by top commercial and industrial photographer Alex Wallace. The pair discuss Alex’s career as well as review a selection of members work and take a light-hearted look at the latest industry news. Alex shares his experience moving to New Zealand and setting up his photography business from scratch. In just eight …

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The Emotion of Light – July 12th

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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 to photography.” It was a little under half way through my photographic career that I came to realise how accurate …