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The best way to learn is to watch a master work and get your questions answered in real time. With our LIVE workshops, you can do just that. Join Karl for our regular interactive live workshops. We cover everything from practical demonstrations to guest talk shows and image critiques. Develop new skills, explore important concepts and learn from world-class creatives.
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The Power of the Matt-Black Studio Box
Thursday 26th January 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST
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The Power of the Matt-Black Studio Box

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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Stroboscopic Flash Techniques

Thursday 16th February 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Stroboscopic Flash Techniques

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In this live workshop, Karl will demonstrate how to use fast, repetitive bursts of flash to capture multiple images of a moving object that come together to form a single image in-camera.

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Members’ Image Critique: Food Photography

Thursday 9th March 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Members’ Image Critique: Food Photography

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In this LIVE photography critique, Karl will review members’ food images, offering constructive criticism and demonstrating simple post-production tips to improve their impact.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your work critiqued by a professional! Even if you choose not to submit, you’ll learn a lot by watching how Karl enhances each image.

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Working to a Brief 12: REVIEW

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Working to a Brief 12: REVIEW

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Karl reviews every entry for Working to a Brief 12, offering constructive criticism and professional advice to help members hone their ability to respond effectively to a commercial-style brief.

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Working to a Brief 13: LAUNCH

Thursday 23rd March 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Working to a Brief 13: LAUNCH

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Karl launches Working to a Brief 13, 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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Imitating the Satellite Staro

Thursday 6th April 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Imitating the Satellite Staro

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In addition to being extremely hard to find, the Satellite Staro is very expensive. Why? Because this classic beauty modifier is renowned for offering a beautiful filmic quality, as well as for creating a gorgeous, circular catchlight in the eye.

In this LIVE photography lighting workshop, Karl will explore how to recreate the same spectacular effect on a budget.

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Members’ Image Critique:  One-Light Photography

Thursday 20th April 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Members’ Image Critique: One-Light Photography

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In this LIVE photography critique, Karl will review members’ one-light images, offering constructive criticism and demonstrating simple post-production tips to improve their impact.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your work critiqued by a professional! Even if you choose not to submit, you’ll learn a lot by watching how Karl enhances each image.

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Dramatic Male B&W Portrait

Thursday 4th May 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Dramatic Male B&W Portrait

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In this LIVE photography workshop, Karl will demonstrate how to use creative lighting techniques to create a moody and dramatic black-and-white portrait of a male subject.

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Live Photography show - Laura Stevens

Thursday 25th May 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

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/

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Tackling a Commercial Brief

Thursday 8th June 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Tackling a Commercial Brief

In this latest instalment in our occasional LIVE magazine chat show series, Karl will share his professional advice for tackling a brief provided by a commercial client.

From interpreting what they want to delivering what they need, he’ll cover everything you need to know about this crucial aspect of life as a successful visual artist.

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Tackling a Commercial Brief

Thursday 22nd June 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Watch Photography With the Light Cone

In this LIVE workshop, Karl will put the Light Cone through its paces, using it to demonstrate a simple method for lighting and photographing a notoriously tricky reflective subject: a watch.

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Tackling a Commercial Brief

Thursday 13th July 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Members’ Choice Live Workshop

In this LIVE workshop, Karl will photograph the subject or theme that receives the most votes in our members’ poll. You vote, we deliver!

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Tackling a Commercial Brief

Thursday 27th July 2023 – 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST

Photographing Furniture

In this LIVE workshop, Karl will demonstrate the tools and techniques you need to capture fabulous furniture photos.

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Live Photography show - Laura Stevens

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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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Members Picture Critique

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.
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