Live Photography Shows & Replays

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Live Photography Workshop - Rémy Martin XO Cognac Product Shoot

Thursday 16th September 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

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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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Cognac Shoot

Live Workshop - Cognac Product Shoot

Thursday 16th September 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

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Brief 6 Release

Working to a Brief — Assignment 6 RELEASE

Thursday 23rd September 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

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Floating Cosmetics

Live Workshop - Floating Cosmetics Product Shoot

Thursday 14th October 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

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Upcoming Live Photography Shows

Eyewear product photography on a white background

Thursday 23rd September 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief — Assignment 6 RELEASE

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In this live show Karl will be announcing the brief for our sixth ‘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. Submissions open from the 16th September. The deadline for submissions will be on 20th October. These will be reviewed in a follow-up live show on 4th November 2021.

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Healthspan product photography of bottle floating on water

Thursday 14th October 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Photography Workshop - Floating Cosmetic Product Photography

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Learn how to create stand-out images of cosmetic products in this live show, where Karl will be photographing a bottle of perfume ‘floating’ above rippled water. This show will demonstrate how to suspend objects, light and photograph cosmetic products, how to photograph water, and how you can apply these techniques to create your own creative product images. A deceptively simple concept, this is sure to be an information-packed show that you won’t want to miss!

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Healthspan product photography of bottle floating on water

Thursday 21st October 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Karl & Emma Talk Business & Marketing Yourself As A Photographer

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Join Karl as he discusses all thing business and marketing related with our very own marketer Emma from the KTE team. Emma not only has spent several years working as a marketing executive here at Karl Taylor Education, but has also managed our social media, manages her own small online jewellery business and is currently completing a qualification in marketing! With plenty of experience behind her, and guided by common questions asked by our members on digital marketing, Emma will share her advice to help you successfully market yourself as a photographer in todays digital world.

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Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 4th November 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief - Assignment 6 REVIEW

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In this live show, Karl will be reviewing the images submitted for our sixth '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 11th November 2021 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief - Assignment 7 RELEASE

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In this live show Karl will be presenting the brief for our seventh ‘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. Submissions for this brief will open on the 11th November and the deadline for submission will be 27th January. The images will be reviewed by Karl in a follow-up live show on 3rd February 2021.

Sketch of paint brushes for product shoot

Thursday 18th November 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 11:00 EDT

Live Photography Workshop - Creative Product Photography Using Speedlites

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We’ve had a lot of requests from members to show how to photograph products using basic modifiers and minimal equipment… So for this live show, Karl will demonstrate an achievable speedlite product shoot. Shooting a creative image of paintbrushes with dripping paint, Karl will explain how to use speedlites for product photography, control light, and achieve fast flash duration to freeze motion.

Cosmetic product photography on grey background

Thursday 2nd December 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Members' Picture Critique - Cosmetics Photography

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For this live show members will have an opportunity to submit their cosmetic photographs 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. The deadline for submissions is 24th November.

White teacup product on a white background

Thursday 9th December 2021 - 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Live Photography Workshop - Photographing White Products On A White Background

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Photographing white products on a white background can be a difficult task, and it’s something we’ve received many questions about. In this live show Karl will demonstrate how to overcome some of the most common challenges, including achieving the correct white levels and ensuring there is separation between the subject and the background. Showing a start-to-finish shoot, Karl will be explaining the most important considerations for this type of photography as he also answers questions from members.

Camera lens

Thursday 6th January  2022 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Live Photography Workshop - Laptop Advertising-Style Photoshoot

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An item many of us use on a day-to-day basis, laptops are carefully designed, visually aesthetic products. In this live show, Karl will be showing you how to highlight the most important elements of products like this through a combination of deliberate composition choices and careful lighting techniques. As usual, he will also be answering questions from members throughout the show.

Still life photography of natural decay

Thursday 20th 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.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 3rd February 2022 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief - Assignment 7 REVIEW

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In this live show, Karl will be reviewing 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 release the brief for the upcoming assignment in this show.

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 10th February 2022 - 15:00 BST / 10:00 EDT

Working to a Brief - Assignment 8 RELEASE

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In this live show Karl will be presenting the brief for our eighth ‘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. Submissions for this brief will open on the 10th February and the deadline for submission will be 5th May and the images will be reviewed by Karl in a follow-up live show on 31st March 2022.

Sketch of paint brushes for product shoot

Thursday 17th February 2022 - 15:00 GMT / 11:00 EDT

Image Critique - Fashion & Beauty Shots

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For this live show members will have an opportunity to submit their fashion or beauty photographs 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. Submissions for this critique will open on the 3rd of December and the deadline for submissions is 14th February. 

Sketch of paint brushes for product shoot

Thursday 3rd March 2022 - 15:00 GMT / 11:00 EDT

Precision Lighting: Pico, Fresnels, Projection Attachments, Gobos & 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, Karl will be demonstrating lighting hacks that can create similar results so you can get more creative with your lighting whatever the budget. 

Portrait lighting setup

Thursday 31st March 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 reviewing the images submitted for our eighth '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.

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/

*Please note schedules may be subject to change.


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