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Live Workshop – 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 Talk Show – Product Photographer Jonathan Knowles

World-famous advertising and product photographer Jonathan Knowles joined Karl in the studio for this incredible live talk show. From light hearted stories about shoots-gone-wrong to more serious discussions about lighting techniques, pricing and working with agents, Jonathan opened up about…

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.…

Live Members Picture Critique – Product Photography

In this live members picture critique Karl draws on over 20 years of experience as a commercial photographer as he shares his thoughts on product images submitted by members. Working backwards alphabetically, Karl offers advice on how to improve your…

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…

Members Critique – Retouching & Techniques

In this members critique Karl reviews photos submitted by members, focussing on good and bad post production practices and the retouching techniques used in each. As Karl works through the different submissions he explains his approach to retouching and offers…

Live Talk Show – Fine Art Photographer Ben Thomas

Australian photographer Ben Thomas joined Karl in the studio to discuss his hyperrealistic imagery of urban and city spaces, what it means to be a Hasselblad Master and how to push yourself as an artist. This fascinating conversation covers the…
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…

Members Critique: Landscape Part 2

This live show is a continuation of our landscape picture critique, where Karl reviews images submitted by members. He looks at how to improve your landscape photography, including useful equipment to use, recommended camera settings and post production techniques to…

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…

Members Critique: Landscape Part 1

In the first of this two-part live critique show, Karl looks at landscape images submitted by members. He highlights what makes a successful landscape image, shares useful tips to improve your landscape photography and demonstrates effective post production techniques to…

Live Members Picture Critique – Product Photography

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…

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 Talk Show – Professional Retoucher Viktor Fejes

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…

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 Talk Show – Portrait Photographer Tom Oldham

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…

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…