New Product Photography

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Cosmetics on black gloss

In by Emma - (KTE Team)30 Comments

In this insightful product photography class Karl shows you exactly what can be captured straight out of camera without resorting to post-production to resolve what, in fact, are easily fixable problems. The techniques demonstrated in this class include how to precisely control light, common misconception about lighting ratios, how to visually asses lighting requirements without a light meter and how …

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Floating Cosmetics Splash Shot

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Combining carefully controlled lighting and meticulous attention to detail, Karl creates this high-end advertising splash shot of a bottle of Chanel moisturising cream. Starting at the very beginning, Karl explains the planning and pre-visualisation required to successfully execute this cosmetic shot before starting to build up his studio set and lighting. This product photography class covers the necessary tools and …

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Post-Production Floating Cosmetics Splash Shot

In by Emma - (KTE Team)13 Comments

In this photography class Karl walks you through the entire post-production process needed to take the RAW image of his floating cosmetics splash shot to the final, polished stages suitable for a high end advertising shot. This informative chapter applies a number of commonly used Photoshop techniques well suited to product photography. In addition to explaining why we use these …

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01. Preparation for Perfume Bottle Shoots

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When it comes to creating a professional advertising image of a world famous product, pre-visualisation and planning are essential. After much consideration, Karl is finally ready to start work on a project he’s been planning for some time. His aim is simple — to create a high end series of advertising images that do this beautifully classic Chanel No. 5 …

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02. Perfume Product Shoot

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Chanel No. 5 is one of the most well-known perfumes in the world, an icon in its own right. For this product photography class, Karl aims to create a series of images that are as elegant and beautiful as the perfume itself. For this, the first of the series, he opts for a more simple shot. With meticulous attention to detail …

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03. Perfume Product Shoot Post Production

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Having created his first advertising image of a bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume, Karl sits down to review the image and make the necessary post production adjustments needed to finish off the RAW image. This informative chapter applies a number of commonly used Photoshop techniques well suited to product photography. In addition to explaining why we use these tools …

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04. Perfume Advertising Shoot

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In advertising, perfume is often portrayed in ways that evoke a sense of elegance, class and style. After creating a simple yet elegant advertising shot of a bottle of the classic Chanel No. 5 perfume, Karl creates a second luxurious image. Building from the ground up to create the desired lighting effect, Karl then demonstrates how, with creative thinking, it’s possible …

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‘How To’ Full Version – Shooting Tech Devices

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As part of his work with broncolor, Urs Recher is often tasked with photographing electronic products, which often have illuminating screens or buttons. When photographing these items, it’s important to achieve the perfect exposure in order to capture the images on screen. In this product photography class (a summarised version is available on YouTube) Urs and Karl show you a …

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‘How To’ Full Version – Dior Perfume Bottles

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For this product photography class Karl uses refraction through two Dior perfume bottles to create this lovely fresh product image. Throughout the shoot Karl highlights common problems on might face in such a shoot –  lighting the chrome details on the bottle, the transparent bottle tops and achieving the right amount of refraction. This photography tutorial is an uncut version …

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Dior Perfume Bottles Post Production

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After photographing this beautiful, fresh product image of two Dior perfume bottles, Karl shares the post processing required to finalise the shot. This photography class covers all the Photoshop work that went into perfecting the image. Watch as Karl shows you how to use common Photoshop techniques, including working with composite images, removing dust and scratches and how to effectively …

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 …