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Live Photography Workshops

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Photographing Furniture

Wednesday 20th July 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT
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Enhance your learning. Interact and ask questions.

Join Karl for our regular interactive live photography workshops. We cover everything from practical demonstrations to guest talk shows and image critiques. Develop new skills, explore important concepts and learn from industry leaders.

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Upcoming Live Workshops

Portrait lighting setup

Wednesday 24th August 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Drop-Tank Fruit Photoshoot

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Drop-tank photography is popular and effective for advertising because it gives products a fresh, clean feel. In this live show, Karl will attempt to capture an appealing drop-tank image using pieces of fruit. This will be a highly technical shoot involving custom-built ramps for dropping the fruit, tubes to add bubbles to the tank water, and more.

You’ll learn how to create a controlled environment for this type of photography, allowing you to combine different shots to create the perfect final image. Karl will follow this up with a separate post-production live show the following day (25th August).

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Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 25th August 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Drop-Tank Fruit | Post-Production

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In this follow-up show, Karl will take you step-by-step through his post-production work on the drop-tank fruit shots he captured the day before. You’ll see the thought process and creativity involved in combining various layers to produce the perfect final image, as well as the precise retouching and editing required to make it look convincing and authentic.

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Portrait lighting setup

Wednesday 7th September 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief 10: REVIEW

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In this live show, Karl will be reviewing the images submitted for our tenth 'Working to a brief' assignment. For these challenges, members are tasked with executing a specific brief, but with the bonus of professional feedback and advice on their images. Karl will also release the brief for the upcoming assignment in this show.

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Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 8th September 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief 11: LAUNCH

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Karl launches Working to a Brief 11, playing the role of art director as he outlines exactly what he’s looking for. This assignment is another amazing opportunity for members to practice delivering work for commercial clients.

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Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 29th September 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

E-Commerce Clothing Photography

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Photographing clothing for e-commerce doesn’t have to involve a model. For stylistic or budgetary reasons, you may prefer to use a flat lay approach, or even an invisible mannequin. In this live show, Karl will give you a step-by-step demonstration of each of these two techniques, answering your questions in the process. You’ll come away from this shoot with some incredibly useful new methods to improve your product photography for e-commerce and beyond.

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Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 6th October 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Members' Photography Critique: Post-Production

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For this live show members will have an opportunity to submit their post-production efforts for professional feedback from Karl. Throughout this show, Karl will be offering his opinion and advice for each of the images, highlighting what works, what doesn’t and simple tips to help improve any image.

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Thursday 20th October 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

White Wine Photography

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It’s time for another bottle photography masterclass as Karl turns his camera on a chilled bottle of white, demonstrating some vintage lighting techniques that you can easily recreate.

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Thursday 3rd November 2022 – 15:00 GMT / 11:00 EDT

Members’ Critique (Photography or CGI): Ad-Style Product Images

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Karl reviews all the product images submitted by our members, giving his trademark harsh-but-fair constructive criticism and suggesting simple fixes to improve the shots.

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Thursday 24th November 2022 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Two-Light Portraiture

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Watch Karl demonstrate his top techniques for capturing perfect portraits with just two lights.

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Thursday 8th December 2022 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Members' Photography Critique: Portraiture

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Karl reviews all the portraits submitted by our members, giving his trademark harsh-but-fair constructive criticism and suggesting simple fixes to improve the shots.

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Thursday 15th December 2022 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Portraits of People Wearing Glasses

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Discover how to control reflections and get your lighting right in these famously tricky portraits.

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Portrait lighting setup

Wednesday 11th January 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Working to a Brief 11: REVIEW

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Karl reviews every entry for Working to a Brief 11, offering constructive criticism and professional advice to help members hone their ability to respond effectively to a commercial-style brief.

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Thursday 12th January 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Working to a Brief 12: LAUNCH

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Karl launches Working to a Brief 12, playing the role of art director as he outlines exactly what he’s looking for. This assignment is another amazing opportunity for members to practice delivering work for commercial clients.

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Thursday 26th January 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

The Power of the Matt-Black Studio Box

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Watch Karl demonstrate how creating a matt-black box, or using a small black studio space, can give you a greater level of lighting control for dramatic portrait or beauty images.

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Live Photography show - Laura Stevens

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Live Talk Show: Portrait photographer Laura Stevens

Acclaimed portrait photographer Laura Stevens will be joining Karl live in the studio for an informative live talk show. Laura, who is a British photographer based in Paris, has worked for global clients such Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Wired. Her work has featured in multiple galleries internationally and she has won numerous awards over the years. Join Karl and Laura live to ask your questions and learn first-hand from Laura.  

www.laurastevens.co.uk/

Live Photography show - Laura Stevens

Date TBC

Live Talk Show: Photojournalist Paddy Dowling

Paddy Dowling is a globally renowned humanitarian correspondent and photojournalist who often works in high-risk and hostile environments. His documentary photojournalism for the international press, UN agencies, global foundations and international NGOs highlights the struggle of refugees, displaced persons and children facing barriers to education. In this live show, Karl will chat with Paddy about his illustrious career and incredible work, covering everything from equipment and technical matters to advice for photographing subjects who are experiencing great hardship.

www.paddydowling.co.uk/

*Please note schedules may be subject to change.


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Live Photoshoots

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Special Guests

Learn from leading professionals as they join Karl in the studio to share their photographic knowledge and expertise.
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Members' Image Critiques

Get professional feedback and advice by submitting your work to be reviewed by Karl.

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Photography Briefs

Our 'Working to a Brief' assignments give you the chance to practice real-world commercial photography skills.