Portrait Photography Classes

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Food Photography

What you'll learn

Achieve stunning portraits inside and outside the studio as you learn to master light and get creative with your camera.

Master natural light portraiture

Get creative with just one studio light 

Take control with more advanced studio lighting techniques

Learn how to light on location

Understand the emotion of light

Shoot professional headshots

Learn at your own pace on mobile or desktop

Whether you’re just starting out in portrait photography or looking for some new ideas, you’ll find just the class for you.

The lessons are just pure gold. The thoroughness is just unmatched. Every situation explained in great detail.
Lance, KTE Member

Just when you think you understand basic concepts, you see something like this and it opens your eyes to how much you really do not know.

Keith, KTE Member

Master your control of light

Karl will clearly and concisely guide you through the process of understanding and working with light, from simple one light scenarios to complex multi lighting solutions in the studio and on location.
Natural light food photography classes

Natural Light

Our natural light portrait photography classes are ideal for those just starting out as they show exactly what you can achieve with just minimal equipment. You’ll also learn how to use simple accessories to further control the light, to help you achieve the best results possible.
1 light portrait photography classes

One Light Studio Setup

Many photographers feel that because they only have one or two studio lights, they can’t be creative. We have over 40 different classes showing creative portrait lighting setups using one, two, three and four lights that show you how to get amazing results simply and easily with just basic equipment.
Advanced studio lighting portrait photography classes

Advanced Studio Lighting

For experienced photographers wanting to learn more about advanced lighting techniques or how to use professional modifiers, these advanced classes are just the thing. From using parabolic lighting modifiers, to understanding the Inverse Square Law, these classes provide both knowledge and inspiration.

Recommended classes for every level

Portrait photography is a genre of photography suited to any level of photographer. So whether you’re just starting out or looking for some new ideas, you’ll find just the class for you.

Portrait Photography Classes Include...

Simple food photography setup: Croissant

Rim lighting photography for stunning portraits

Using rim lighting is an ideal way to shape a subject.
Food photography with natural light: Charcuterie Board

Deep umbrella techniques

Karl demonstrates creative yet simple ways to incorporate movement into a shot.
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Soft side lighting and fill

Creative two light setup ideas for photography.
Ginger & lime tea shoot

Natural light portrait

Use reflectors & negative fill to control shadows & soften harsh sunlight.
Rustic Beef

Location mixed light

Learn how to combine natural and artificial light on location.
Photographing candy using color theory

Coastal golden hour portrait

Make the most of warm, evening sunlight and spectacular coastal scenery.

Our Pricing Plans

With all our plans you get access to over £8198 worth of classes & live shows, PLUS more are added to all plans every month!

Monthly Plan

£14
Per Month

Cancel online at anytime

Unlimited Access To All Courses

All Live Shows & Replays

New Courses Every Month

Live Shows Every Month

Training Support

Competitions with Amazing Prizes

Discounts Off Top Brands


Annual Plan

£120
Per Year (Save £48)

Cancel online at anytime

Unlimited Access To All Courses

All Live Shows & Replays

New Courses Every Month

Live Shows Every Month

Training Support

Competitions with Amazing Prizes

Discounts Off Top Brands

Plus 3 x Lens Pouches

Camera Lense Pouches

Plus 1 x Comfort Camera Strap

Comfort Camera Strap

Lifetime Mentor Plan

£745
Lifetime Access, Mentoring & Certification

Lifetime access

Unlimited Access To All Courses

All Live Shows & Replays

New Courses Every Month

Live Shows Every Month

Training Support

Competitions with Amazing Prizes

Discounts Off Top Brands

Plus 3 x Lens Pouches

Camera Lense Pouches

Plus 1 x Comfort Camera Strap

Comfort Camera Strap

Plus 1 x X-Rite Color Check Passport

X-Rite Color Check Passport

Mentorship Includes

Certification and accreditation from Karl Taylor based on your contributed portfolio

Certificate

Personal assessment via video with advice on your work with a tailored plan

Certificate

Follow up assessment of your progress prior to certification


Meet Your Tutors

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Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor

Karl Taylora professional photographer with over 20 years experience, is known for his precise attention to detail and exquisite control of light. Throughout these classes he shows you a variety of creative lighting techniques for portrait photography and explains how, by understanding light, you can bring almost any idea to life. Throughout each class you'll be inspired by his knowledge and passion.

Visit Karl's website at 
karltaylor.com 

Urs Recher

Urs Recher

Urs Recher is a Swiss photographer and lighting expert with a career spanning more than 25 years. Originally he studied mathematics and physics, gaining invaluable knowledge into the physics of light. He then progressed on to work for a world leading photography lighting manufacturer. In these classes, Urs willingly shares his encyclopaedic knowledge of lighting and a clear appreciation for the art of photography.

Visit Urs' website at
ursrecher.ch/

As someone currently working on a degree in photography this has been the best explanation of light I have ever seen. I feel I have a much better understanding now of how light works and what to consider when on a shoot.
Nik, KTE Member

Everything your membership includes

Online Support

Our goal is to provide a superior learning experience, which is why we’re always on hand to answer questions and offer support.

Photo Critiques

Picture critiques allow members to submit images on a particular topic and receive professional feedback.

All Genres Of Photography

Our courses cater to all levels of photographers, covering everything from fashion to food or portrait to product photography.

Grow Your Photography Business

Learn how to run a successful photography business, including how much to charge, how to market your yourself and grow your business.

Live Photography Workshops

Watch step-by-step photography demonstrations that cover everything from product shoots to portrait lighting techniques.

Live Talk Shows With Top Photographers

Learn from leading professionals as they join Karl in the studio to share their photographic knowledge.

Competitions

Exclusive photography competitions for our members, with prizes from cameras to studio lighting.

Exclusive Member Discounts

Karl Taylor Education members can enjoy special discounts on a variety of  partner brands.

Watch on your computer, tablet or phone.

Learn in your own time, at your own pace.

Cancel at anytime

You can easily cancel your subscription at any time.

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Start your portrait photography journey 

Watch the highlights from some of our most popular classes to see what you could achieve.