Environmental Portraits

Photographing professionals in their workplace

What this course covers...

When it comes to photographing environmental portraits, as the photographer you often have to deal with a lot of unknowns, but it’s your job to apply your knowledge and skills to produce results that your client will be happy with. Throughout this course you will learn:

How to photograph environmental portraits

How to declutter your scene to get the best background

How to balance mixed lighting

How to use affordable equipment for shooting on location

How to make your subject feel comfortable

Communicating with and posing your subject

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This is my favorite series. Very informative and it emphasizes thinking on your feet.
Donell, KTE Member
Thanks for your inspiration and the many little tips and tricks I can always draw from your videos!
Dieter, KTE Member

Master Key Skills For Photographing Environmental Portraits

Through this series of classes, you’ll learn key skills that will help you master environmental portraiture. From how to communicate with the subject to balancing mixed lighting, each class will equip you with the necessary skill-set you need to shoot with confidence.

Planning & Research

planning and research

The importance of planning before the shoot cannot be stressed enough. Learn how to plan for a successful session as Karl explains why researching your subject, the location and company before arriving can help prepare you better on the day.

Setting The Scene

setting the scene

Often when we arrive on location, the scene isn’t as picture-perfect as we would like and it is often necessary to rearrange certain elements to get the best composition. Learn how to compose an image and how you can use certain techniques to create the most aesthetically pleasing results.

Photographing On Location

photographing on location

Shooting on location can present a number of different challenges, from working in small spaces to overcoming bright sunlight outdoors. Learn how to overcome these common obstacles as Karl shows the step-by-step process of five different shoots.

Lighting Setups &
Balancing Mixed Lighting

Lighting set ups and balancing mixed lighting

Knowing what lighting to use and how to achieve natural looking results can be difficult when photographing on location. Learn how to build your lighting from the ground up, balance daylight and flash and work with multiple lights as Karl walks you through a number of different lighting setups.

Communicating With
& Posing People

communicating with and posing people

Knowing how to communicate with your subject is key to getting a good result, but you also have to know how to give creative direction and pose them if you want to build trust and project a sense of professionalism. Watch and learn as Karl reveals his professional techniques for putting the subject at ease while still working efficiently.

Problem Solving
& Creative Thinking

problem solving and creative thinking

Whether it's a busy background, poorly-lit room or time-pushed subject, you'll need to know how to overcome the challenges of photographing on location. Karl outlines the most common challenges and teaches you how to confidently and professionally overcome them with creative thinking and the right application of knowledge.

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Our Pricing Plans

With all our plans you get access to over £8198 worth of classes & live shows, PLUS more are added to all plans every month!

Monthly Plan

£14
Per Month

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Unlimited Access To All Courses

All Live Shows & Replays

New Courses Every Month

Live Shows Every Month

Training Support

Competitions with Amazing Prizes

Discounts Off Top Brands


Annual Plan

£120
Per Year (Save £48)

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Unlimited Access To All Courses

All Live Shows & Replays

New Courses Every Month

Live Shows Every Month

Training Support

Competitions with Amazing Prizes

Discounts Off Top Brands

Plus 3 x Lens Pouches

Camera Lense Pouches

Plus 1 x Comfort Camera Strap

Comfort Camera Strap

Lifetime Platinum Plan

£745
Lifetime Access, Mentoring & Certification

Lifetime access

Unlimited Access To All Courses

All Live Shows & Replays

New Courses Every Month

Live Shows Every Month

Training Support

Competitions with Amazing Prizes

Discounts Off Top Brands

Plus 3 x Lens Pouches

Camera Lense Pouches

Plus 1 x Comfort Camera Strap

Comfort Camera Strap

Plus 1 x X-Rite Color Check Passport

X-Rite Color Check Passport

Mentorship Includes

Certification and accreditation from Karl Taylor based on your contributed portfolio

Certificate
Great session Karl. Thank you. I’ve enjoyed these environmental sessions and hope to see many more. Looking forward to the next one.
Geoff, KTE Member

Meet Your Tutor

Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience and is known for his precise attention to detail and exquisite control of light. This knowledge and experience is evident throughout this series of classes, as he generously shares valuable insight and advice for photographing in challenging situations. Guided by his expertise and inspired by his passion, you’ll find no better tutor. Learn more about Karl here.

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What's Included In My Membership With Karl Taylor Education?

online support

Online Support

We are available for general customer support via our live chat, or for more specialist photography advice members can leave their comments & questions on the course pages for the team.
photo critiques

Professional Feedback On Your Images

Submit your photographs for our live photography critiques and get professional feedback and advice on your images.
photography genres

Access To All Photography Classes

Members get complete access to hundreds of photography classes, which cover a wide range of genres. Watch classes from portrait, product, fashion, post-production & everything in between.

live photography talk shows

Live Talk Shows With Top Photographers

Karl is joined by some of the world's top photographers live, as these special guests give our members inside industry knowledge and advice.
live photography workshops

Live Photography Workshops

Karl and the team go live for educational photography workshops - showing the live shoot from start to finish - with the unique opportunity to ask Karl your questions along the way.
discounts

Exclusive Discounts On Popular Brands

Members can save hundreds on camera gear with exclusive discounts available on a multitude of popular camera brands such as Hasselblad, Broncolor, Manfrotto & more!

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