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Marketing Yourself as a Photographer
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Live Show: Marketing Yourself as a Photographer

Thursday 13th January 2022 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST
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Enhance your learning. Interact and ask questions.

Join Karl for our interactive live shows where, twice a month, we host informative photography classes that cover everything from photography demonstrations to guest talk shows or picture critiques. Presented live, these shows offer a unique opportunity to develop new skills, recap important concepts and learn from industry leaders.

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Upcoming Live Photography Shows

Still life photography of natural decay

Thursday 27th January 2022 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Photography Workshop: Still Life Photography

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After the popularity of our previous still life photography live show, Karl will once again be sharing some simple yet creative still life photography ideas that members can easily try themselves. This show will cover the lighting and styling of the shot and members will be able to follow along and ask their questions live throughout the shoot.

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Portrait lighting setup

Wednesday 9th February 2022 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Working to a Brief: Assignment 7 REVIEW

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In this live show, Karl will review the images submitted for our seventh '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 introduce the next brief in the series.

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Portrait lighting setup

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

Working to a Brief: Assignment 8 LAUNCH

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In this live show, Karl will launch the brief for our eighth ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment. He'll provide a visual sketch, mood boards, and detailed description, plus answer audience questions in real time.

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Sketch of paint brushes for product shoot

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

Precision Lighting: Picos, Fresnels, Projection Attachments, Gobos and More

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Master lighting with precision. These more specialist modifiers enable photographers to light with precision and control. Often used to light labels in product photography and elements of the face in portraiture for a moody effect, these modifiers can be very helpful. Karl will be demonstrating modifiers from the top of the range and highlighting their capabilities, as well as demonstrating more budget options. And for those who are not ready to make the investment, he'll reveal lighting hacks that can create similar results, helping you get more creative with your lighting, whatever your budget.

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Sketch of paint brushes for product shoot

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

Members' Image Critique: Fashion and Beauty Photography

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For this live show, you'll have the opportunity to submit your fashion or beauty photographs for professional feedback. Karl will offer his opinion and advice for each of the images, highlighting what works and what doesn’t, and sharing simple tips to help improve any image.

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Sketch of paint brushes for product shoot

Thursday 31st March 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop: Rim Lighting Products Using Edge Masks

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Rim lighting can produce some lovely effects, and is actually simpler than it looks – once you know how it’s done. In fact, it typically involves just a single light source, as Karl will demonstrate in this live product photoshoot.

As he photographs a small-scale product against a black edge mask, he’ll supplement the rim lighting by using mirrors to bounce light onto the subject. As you watch a master at work, you’ll discover how to transform everyday objects into objects of desire with elegant lighting and precise attention to detail.

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Sketch of paint brushes for product shoot

Thursday 7th April 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop: Creating Simple Shots You Can Sell

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You don’t necessarily need to be commissioned by a client in order to start producing commercial work. You might choose instead to produce shots that you can sell as stock images.

In this live show, Karl will demonstrate how to do just that. As he crafts a series of eye-catching stock-appropriate images using collections of everyday objects, some templates and some glue, you’ll discover some key practicalities and considerations to keep in mind when working on stock photos.

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Portrait lighting setup

Wednesday 27th April 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief: Assignment 8 REVIEW

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

In this live show, Karl will be review the images submitted for our eighth 'Working to a Brief' assignment. Members are tasked with executing a specific brief, but with the bonus of professional feedback and advice on their images. Karl will also introduce the brief for the upcoming assignment in this show.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 28th April 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief: Assignment 9 LAUNCH

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In this live show, Karl will be launch our ninth ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment, providing a visual sketch, mood boards, and written description. This task will give you the opportunity to practise the real-world skills of interpreting and executing a photography brief.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 12th May 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop: Analysing and Critiquing Your Photography

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No matter how much you trust your own eye, it can be hard to tell if your work is up to scratch. But learning to analyse and critique your images is a crucial skill for any photographer interested in improving. Fortunately, these analytical and critical skills can be learned and practiced like any other. One way to do so, as Karl will demonstrate in this live workshop, is to review some of your older images and compare them to more recent ones.

We love to see how far our members have come since they first joined KTE, and part of the show will be dedicated to tracking members’ progress, both for instructional and inspirational purposes.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 26th May 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop: Photographing Wrapped and Packaged Food

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One of the most common requests we receive is for a class on how to shoot food in its packaging. With this live show, we plan to meet that demand! Making packaging look good in a photograph can be challenging, especially when you’re working with glossy, high-shine surfaces. Karl will demonstrate some simple and effective setups useful for all photographers, and especially those with an interest in product, pack shot, and e-commerce photography.
Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 9th June 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop: Pros and Cons of Using LED Lighting for Studio Photography

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Among photographers seeking continuous light sources, LED lights have a become a popular choice. But are they really superior to studio flash for all types of photography? In this live demonstration, Karl will compare LED and flash for different shots, exploring which is more suitable for portrait and fashion, product work, splash photography, and more. He’ll also show you how to achieve grain-free shots when using LEDs – notoriously difficult given that they are less powerful than studio flash lights. ]
Portrait lighting setup

Wednesday 29th June 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief: Assignment 9 REVIEW

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

In this live show, Karl will review the images submitted for our ninth '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 introduce the brief for the next assignment.
Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 30th June 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief: Assignment 10 LAUNCH

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Tune in to see Karl launch our tenth ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment. He'll provide a visual sketch, mood boards, and detailed description, and will answer questions from members in real time. This task will give members an opportunity to practise the real-world skills of interpreting and executing a photography brief.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 14th July 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Members' Image Critique: Food Photography

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For this live show members will have an opportunity to submit their foodphotographs 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.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 28th July 2022 – 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Workshop: Photographing Furniture

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When something becomes ‘part of the furniture’, we stop noticing it. So when we’re taking photographs of furniture, how can we make the images stand out? In this live shoot, Karl will be shooting large pieces of furniture, walking you through the practicalities of the process as he confronts them in real time. These will include space considerations, backgrounds, styling, lighting setups and the challenges of capturing various different materials (e.g. wood, metal, glass, or fabric) simultaneously.

Portrait lighting setup

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

Live Workshop: 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 at a later date.

Portrait lighting setup

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

Live Workshop: 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 during a previous live shoot. 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

Portrait lighting setup

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

Working to a Brief: Assignment 10 REVIEW

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

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.
Portrait lighting setup

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

Working to a Brief: Assignment 11 LAUNCH

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

In this live show Karl will be presenting the brief for our eleventh ‘Working to a photography brief’ assignment. In this show he will be providing members with a visual sketch, mood boards, and written description. This task will give members an opportunity to practise the real-world skills of interpreting and executing a photography brief.
Portrait lighting setup

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

Live Workshop: 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.
Portrait lighting setup

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

Members' Image Critique: Post-Production

LIVE WITH YOUR Q&A

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.
Live Photography show - Laura Stevens

Date TBC

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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