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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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Photographing Paintings for Reproduction

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NOTE: This course is scheduled for release in December. In this photography class Karl is commissioned to photograph two paintings for well known artist and painter Louise Lawton. Photographing the two pieces, one being a large monochromatic piece and the other a smaller colored image of a young girl, Karl explains how to overcome common challenges associated with photographing paintings. …

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Jewellery Photography – Gemstone Necklace

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This beautiful blue gemstone necklace photography class is the first in a series of jewellery photo shoots. This class provides a detailed explanation of the entire process, from selecting and creating backgrounds to testing lights and adding interesting props. Karl also explains a few common mistakes when it comes to jewellery photography and how you can overcome these. Using just …

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Tilt and Shift Product Shoot

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Tilt and shift lenses and adapters are commonly used for architectural photography, but they can be a useful tool when photographing products too. In this product photography class Karl makes use of a tilt and shift adapter to overcome two particular challenges. He gives a clear explanation of what a tilt and shift adapter does, the benefits of using one …

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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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Zenith Watch Product Shoot

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Watch photography can often be tricky, and none more so than this shoot, Karl photographs the detailed inner workings of a luxury Zenith watch. In this product photography class Karl highlights the common difficulties one might face, including how to photograph shiny metal surfaces, how to achieve sufficient depth of field when photographing small items and how to balance multiple …

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Zenith Watch Retouch 1 – Focus Stacking and Compositing

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After completing the tricky task of photographing the inner workings of a luxury Zenith watch, Karl sits down to start work on the retouching process. This Photoshop class focusses mainly on the initial stages of the retouch — selecting which shots will make up the final composite image, focus stacking multiple images and identifying which areas of the image will …

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Zenith Watch Retouch 2 – Clean Up and Final Touches

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As a professional photographer, the aim is always to capture the image as accurately as possible. At the end of the shoot, there should be minimal retouching left to do, only minor adjustments that will add subtle enhancements. In this photography class Karl adds the finishing touches to the inner workings of the luxury Zenith watch. Working through the image, …