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Jewellery Photography – Gemstone Necklace

In by Emma - (KTE Team)31 Comments

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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Jewellery Photography – Diamond Necklace

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Karl photographs a diamond necklace for the second class in our series of jewellery photos shoots. Using a simple lighting setup, Karl demonstrates how to light shiny metal surfaces and highlight important details in precious gems such as diamonds. Using one bare bulb, Karl shows you how to make use of reflectors to create a soft wraparound light, a technique …

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Jewellery Photography – Rings

In by Emma - (KTE Team)14 Comments

Rings are notoriously difficult to photograph, but there are a few useful techniques you can use to make this process simpler and more effective. In this jewellery photography class Karl explains some of the most common challenges one may face when photographing these items and how to overcome them. One of the main challenges is achieving sufficient depth of field. …

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How to Focus Stack – Rings example

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In this photography class Karl walks you through the process of how to focus stack an image in Photoshop. Working on the ring image shot in the previous class, Karl starts at the very beginning, explaining how to make RAW adjustments before progressing to aligning multiple images and merging these multiple layers. He also shares some useful tips to help …

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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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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. Starting with the very basics of how to position …

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Tilt and Shift Product Shoot

In by Emma - (KTE Team)12 Comments

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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Live Workshop – Footwear Photography

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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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Live Workshop – Pack Shots

In by Tim - KTE Admin43 Comments

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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Live Workshop – 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 …