Environmental Portraits

Photographing professionals in their workplace

How To Photograph Environmental Portraits

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

Environmental portrait collage
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

What The Course Includes

Through these series of tutorials Karl Taylor shows you a number of scenarios where he has to overcome a variety of different challenges, including decluttering the scene or background, controlling mixed and studio light and making sure the subject feels comfortable.

Introducing Environmental Portraits

introduction to environmental portrait class
When it comes to photographing environmental portraits, it’s your job to apply your knowledge and skills to produce results that your client will be happy with. This introduction provides an overview of the key considerations to keep in mind when working on location and photographing people.

Whisky Sommelier

whisky sommelier environmental portrait class
Photographing a whisky sommelier in a busy liquor store, this particular shoot shows how Karl overcomes challenges such as rearranging and styling a cluttered scene, controlling light in a small space, photographing reflective bottles and how to work quickly when your subject only has a few minutes to spare.

Electronics Worker

electronics worker environmental portrait class
In this shoot, Karl was challenged with turning a busy factory setting into something far more suitable for a pleasing portrait. Photographing an electronics worker, Karl had to overcome the challenge of finding a suitable location, rearranging the scene and balancing mixed lighting.

Carpenter

carpenter environmental portrait class

Shooting in a carpenter’s factory, Karl had to work with mixed lighting, combining natural and studio light to create an atmospheric light suited to the location. In this class Karl carefully creates his composition, rearranging elements of the scene to incorporate key details in the shot, and precisely builds up his lighting.

Farrier

farrier environmental portrait class
In this environmental portrait class Karl photographs a farrier at work with his horse, working in a dusty stable-yard in bright sunlight. You’ll see the step-by-step process of achieving this shot as Karl shares his camera settings and lighting setup, explaining how to use flash to cut out the excess ambient light.

Cake Designer

cake decorator environmental portrait class
In this class Karl faced the challenge of creating a bright, fresh looking image in a small, underground basement. Using a simple lighting setup, Karl demonstrates how to overcome the challenge of working in a small space and how you can use just a few lights to create a bright, fresh day-lit lighting effect.

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Our Pricing Plans

With all our plans you get access to over $9423 worth of classes & live shows, PLUS more are added to all plans every month!

Monthly Plan


$19
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


$168
Per Year (Save $60)

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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 Mentor Plan


$990
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

Personal assessment via video with advice on your work with a tailored plan

Certificate

Follow up assessment of your progress prior to certification


Meet Your Tutor

karl taylor

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.

Visit Karl's website at
karltaylor.com 

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

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.

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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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