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Karl Taylor Light Cone

The Light Cone enables anyone to snap professional looking product photos. No skills or expensive kit needed. Perfect for eCommerce…
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Hasselblad X2D Review

Karl compares the new Hasselblad X2D camera to his H6, with amazing (and surprising) results.…
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Working to a Brief 10: Members’ Gallery

Check out all the images we received in response to Working to a Brief 10: The Dewdrop Flower.…
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Working to a Brief 11: Cosmetic Swatches

For our eleventh ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment, Karl would like you to produce an eye-catching image of cosmetic swatches…
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Member Spotlight: Andrei Duman

Travelling the world as a teenage tennis prodigy, Andrei Duman developed an enthusiasm for photography that has stayed with him…
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Member Spotlight: Stephane Thomas

Though he enjoyed photography growing up, other interests took Stephane away from it for many years. But a trip to…
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Karl Features in This WIRED Article on Lighting Like a Pro

WIRED recently asked Karl for his thoughts on the importance of lighting in photography and filmmaking.…
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‘Green’ Competition Winners

Who won the big prizes in our latest members’ photography contest? Find out here.…
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BenQ SW321C Monitor Review

How does the BenQ SW321C monitor stack up against the legendary EIZO CG318? Here’s my honest, no-holds-barred review.…
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iFootage Anglerfish LED Lights Review

How do the new iFootage Anglerfish LED lights stack up against their broncolor and Aputure rivals?…
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Member Spotlight: Sam Jamison

For many years, photography was just a hobby for Sam Jamison. Today, he’s a professional product photographer with a roster…
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Working to a Brief 9: Members’ Gallery

Here are all the images we received in response to Working to a Brief 9: The Cutting Saw.…
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Working to a Brief 10: The Dewdrop Flower

For our tenth ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment, Karl would like you to produce two shots of dew-jewelled grass. Find…
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CGI Success: Members Mastering Blender

Check out these four Karl Taylor Education subscribers. They’re trying CGI for the first time – and achieving some pretty…
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5 Reasons Why Photographers Need to Learn Filmmaking and Videography

Do you consider photography and filmmaking to be unrelated? Are you a photographer who regards the rise of video as…
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Member Spotlight: Aidan Hughes

Aidan has always enjoyed the creative arts, but it was only a couple of years ago that he began to…
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Why Product Photographers Need CGI and CGI Artists Need Lighting

Is product photography doomed? Will 3D CGI wipe it off the face of the earth? Never one to shy away…
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Member Spotlight: Faten Smith

For years, Faten Smith assumed that studio-flash photography was strictly for professionals only. But since joining Karl Taylor Education, Faten’s…
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Working to a Brief 9: The Cutting Saw

For our ninth ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment, Karl would like you to produce a shot of a saw cutting…
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Working to a Brief 8 Members’ Gallery: Honey-Jar Composite

Check out the sweet honey-jar composite images submitted by our amazing members for Working to a Brief 8.…
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‘Two’ Competition Winners

Discover who won the big prizes in our latest members’ photography contest.…
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Member Spotlight: Andrew Ford

Andrew has loved photography for 50 years. But lately he’s taken his hobby to new heights, winning the Guild of…
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Introducing Blender: Free CGI Software for Photographers

Get to know Blender, the free software of choice for photographers ready to try CGI.…
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KTE Wins Best Training Provider in 2021 Photography News Awards

This is the third year in a row that we’ve received this prestigious prize.…
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Splash and Smash: Welcome to the Mad Hatter’s NFT Party

I decided to throw everything I had – including all of my splash photography skills, plus dozens of china teapots…
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Members’ Gallery: Milk-Splash Photography (WTB 7)

Our seventh Working to a Brief assignment inspired some magnificent milk-splash shots. Thank you ‘dairy’ much to all who submitted!…