Splash Portrait Photography for 3D Animation

This class takes you through the looking glass and behind the scenes on what might be Karl’s maddest project yet.

As he sets out to create a surreal piece of animated digital art, Karl enlists the help of the whole team in planning, prepping, testing, staging, lighting and executing a range of shots on the theme of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

From fashioning fake gold frames to altering clothes, and from blowtorching wallpaper to sourcing vast quantities of crockery, this fast-flash splash photography class covers a lot of ground!

At its heart is Karl’s 12-light setup, which he walks you through once the shoot is complete. It includes Fresnels, softboxes, snoots, coloured gels, and much more.

You’ll also see Karl weighing up whether or not to use a sound trigger, and deciding which lens will give him the best results.

COMING SOON: a follow-up post-production class revealing how Karl and the team transformed all of his raw image files into a mesmerising 3D animation.

To find out more about this shoot, check out Splash and Smash: Welcome to the Mad Hatter’s NFT Party.

In this class:

  • Photography techniques for 3D animation
  • Splash photography techniques
  • Fast-flash photography techniques
  • Making your own sets and props
  • High concept narrative photography

Questions? Please post them in the comments section.


  1. jeahn

    You all have outdone yourselves. This is absolutely the most incredible class so far and production value through the roof. Brilliant all around <3

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