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‘Blue’ Competition Winners

Find out who won an amazing Broncolor Siros Lighting Kit in our latest members’ photography contest.…
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Throwing Jelly at Our Obsession With Beauty

We all love to see a beautiful model get slapped in the face with jelly. But why? And why did…
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A Year in Review: 2021 at KTE

2021 pitched plenty of curveballs and kept us on our toes. But it was another great year here at KTE.…
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NFTs: A Guide for Photographers

What is an NFT? What does the sudden popularity of this new technology mean for photography and photographers? Let’s find…
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Juxtaposition in Photography: Definition, Tips and Examples

Juxtaposition. It sounds clever – and complicated. But what is it? And how can you use juxtaposition to make memorable…
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Choose the Best Lighting Modifier for Your Photography

Which modifier best suits your photography needs? How can you compare them quickly and easily without spending a fortune? Simple:…
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Members’ Gallery: Flat-Lay Pie Ingredients

We received an amazing response to our sixth ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment. Thanks to everyone who sent in their…
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Milk-Splash Photography Brief

For our seventh ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment, Karl wants you to produce a milk-splash image.…
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8 Photography Classes You Need to Watch

Here they are: the best of the best, the cream of the crop – our most popular photography classes. Have…
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How I Shot My Famous Paint Explosion Photo

I’ve taken plenty of photos in my time, but very few have inspired as much excitement and curiosity as this…
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‘Patterns’ Photography Competition Winners

Announcing the ‘Patterns’ winners, plus three honourable mentions. Once again, we were blown away by the high standard of entries.…
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Full-Frame vs Crop Sensor: What’s the Difference and Which is Better?

When you’re deciding which digital camera to buy, you have a choice to make: full-frame or crop sensor? But what’s…
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Boudoir Photography: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Let’s take a closer look at boudoir photography – exactly what it is (and is not), and how to get…
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Product Photography with Speedlights

They’re not perfect, but speedlights (AKA off-camera flash units) can be extremely useful when you’re shooting products.…
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The Power of Shadows in Portrait Photography

Like all pro photographers, I’m obsessed with light. But I also love to harness the power of darkness and shadow…
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Architectural Photography: Tips from a Pro

If you’re interested in becoming an architectural or interiors photographer, or you want to take your architectural photography business to…
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How I Captured These Amazing Paint Splash Images

I photographed these vivid paint splash images for the launch campaign of the Hasselblad H6D, using bright orange paint to…
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Flat-Lay Pie Ingredients brief

For our sixth ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment, Karl is tasking you with creating a food-and-lifestyle flat-lay shot of fruit-pie…
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How to Tell Stories With Your Photographs

No excerpt…
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How I Shot This Levitating Model on Location

No excerpt…
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iPhone vs $30K Hasselblad: Why Lighting is the Key

Good news! You don’t have to spend a fortune on camera kit. I shoot a beautiful motorcycle with my Hassleblad,…
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How to Make a Fashion Photography Portfolio on a Budget

Two professional fashion photographers share their stories of getting started in the industry, and offer advice to anyone keen to…
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How to Add Atmospheric Light to Lingerie Photography

When I captured this shot in the studio, I was happy with how it looked. But I’m a perfectionist, as…
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‘Yellow’ Competition Winners

From products to portraits and landscapes to reportage, we recieved a huge variety of entries for our ‘Yellow’ themed competition!…
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How to Set Up Your Home Photography Studio

Setting up your own photography studio is an exciting step, but there’s often a lot of questions and considerations. How…
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Hasselblad Interview 2021

In a recent live webinar I chatted to Hasselblad about my life, my work as a commercial photographer and educator,…
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20 Best Female Poses for Portrait Photography

Posing is something that can look incredibly simple, but it isn’t always as easy as it looks, so having some…
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Photography Brief #5 – Coca-Cola Product Shoot

For our fifth ‘Working to a Brief’ assignment members have been tasked with creating a product image of the well-known…
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6 Cosmetic Product Photography Ideas

I’ve put together a list of six ideas that you can try next time you’re shooting product photographs. The best…
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Behind the Scenes: Three Days of Fashion Shoots

We’ve been busy creating a series of exciting new beauty and fashion images. It was a whirlwind week, as we…