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How Will my Training Methods Make You a Better Photographer?

We will start you off with 14 instant lessons. Some of these lessons are online videos and others are downloadable PDF fact sheets.

Like I mentioned earlier, you can take on the lessons at your own pace. There is no time limit so enjoy the learning at a pace that suits your daily routine.

Every day you will also receive a new email link to unlock further bonus videos.

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Lesson 1
The Six Essentials

The first and most important thing to understand for modern SLR photography, is that to record an image you must have all of the following 6 things.

  • Light - You cannot have a picture without light in some form or another
  • Medium - What that light (or image) is recorded onto
  • Aperture - The hole that that light HAS to pass through
  • Shutter Speed - The time the light is allowed to pass through the hole
  • Composition - What is in your picture and how it is composed
  • Optics - Lenses that attach to our SLR camera and focus the light as an image

Once you have mastered these, everything else falls into place.

 
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Lesson 2
Understanding Light
(Part 1)

  • What makes good light?
  • How do you know when the light is right or what the best time to shoot really is?
  • How do different types of light affect the quality of our photograph?

This photography video tutorial quickly reveals the answers to these frequently asked questions.

 

 
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Lesson 3
Understanding Light
(Part 2)

Did you know that achieving professional portraiture doesn't always require and expensive studio or an elaborate lighting set-up?

In this video lesson, I show you exactly how to source great light for indoor portraits with a few simple pieces of inexpensive kit and some pro techniques!

 

 
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Lesson 4
A Review of Light

In this short lesson we highlight the key concepts behind the various qualities of light. Discover how and when you would expect to find them when planning your photographs.

This review will help you remember the photography skills retained from our previous two video lessons. It might be worth printing this document for future quick reference.

 

 
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Lesson 5
Natural Light Portraiture

OK, so I make a fundamental error at the beginning of this sequence. You might have done this yourself, it was unfortunate the camera was caught me!!!

Keep watching though...
... I will reveal a fantastic professional secret along with some other great top tips.

Follow this step-by-step process and by the end of this video you will have learnt how to capture stunning portraits using natural outdoor light to its full potential.

 
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Lesson 6
Advanced Portraiture Techniques

Take your portraiture to the next level with Karl's advice on the techniques for professional level portraiture.

The complexity of human nature, human emotion and the multiple of environments in which portraits are photographed mean that to obtain an effective, artistic but true to life portrait of your subject can be a testing task for even an experienced photographer.

 
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Lesson 7
Shutter Speeds

One of the essential six and how using it wisely will open a world of creative possibilities!

 
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Lesson 8
Action Photography

Freezing the action or capturing the motion.

I shoot some exciting examples of both in this action packed tutorial.

 
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Lesson 9
Six Essentials Review

Let's see if those six essentials mean more to you now than they did at the start.

Now you should have a good idea of Shutter Speeds and how they can be used to alter the effect of the image captured.

The creative effects of shutter speeds can be even more pronounced when used in combination with a tripod and landscape photography.

 
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Lesson 10
Travel Photography

Travelling is often the most active time with our cameras.

Here I capture a beautiful sunrise in Paris and show you how filters can make the difference.

 
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Lesson 11
Ambient & Artificial Light

Existing light and artificial light, understanding what happens when you mix them both.

The next video is an extract from our Professional Series Masterclass in Fashion & Beauty Photography.

This programme is clearly aimed at professional photographers or those with a higher level of knowledge but I thought I would include this small sample to demonstrate another area of Light.

I will be introducing artificial light from flash or strobe and mixing it with the existing light which we call ambient light.

 

 
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Lesson 12
Fashion Shoot with
Flash & Ambient Light

A location fashion shoot in Paris with the Karl Taylor Photography team gives you an exciting insight into mixing artificial light with natural ambient light.

 

 
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Lesson 13
Perfect Photo Composition

What are the key secrets behind perfect photography composition?

Composition is a combination of subject matter and how you decide that subject matter should be arranged within the area of your picture. It is one of the most artistic aspects of photography and can make the difference between a good photo and a great photo!

Simply put, it is choice.

You are deciding what the subject will be and how it will be arranged in your picture.

 

 
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Lesson 14
Converting images to Black & White in Photoshop

To understand black & white photography you first need to understand a little bit about colour.

The primary colours of light are red, green and blue and an equal mixture of these will form white light. Our secondary colours are cyan, magenta and yellow.

Each of these are opposite to the primary colours and each theoretically cancel the other out.

This technical bonus tutorial looks at some of the reasons an image can become several different types of "black & white" and shows you how in Photoshop you can make incredible conversions.

 

 
 

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We Will also Send You These Fantastic Bonus Videos...
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Bonus Video 1
Tripods & Maintenance

There are literally hundreds of tripods out there.

With so much variation in price, manufacturers and size, which ones are best value for money?

This video explains what to look out for and also how to keep your equipment in good working order for many years to come.

 

 
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Bonus Video 2
Polarising Filters

This tutorial is all about Polarising Filters.

Have you ever wondered how Polarising Filters work or what they are used for?

We take a closer look at which types are best and most practical to use.

 

 
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Bonus Video 3
Lens Hoods

Believe it or not, the lens hood is one of the most under appreciated camera accessories available!

Watch this short video to find out how this simple accessory will not only improve your photography but also help protect your equipment.

 

 
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Bonus Video 4
Camera Bags & Straps

Your fourth Bonus Video is all about Camera Bags and Straps.

What size bag and what level of protection is best for your equipment?

I take a look at a few of my favourites as well as showing you how to make your camera more comfortable.

 

 
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Bonus Video 5
Using on Camera Flash

In this bonus video I show you how you can easily soften the light from your on camera flash/strobe by using the bounce technique.

This easy tip will help improve the often harsher lighting of on camera direct flash/strobe especially on people shots indoors.

 

 
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Bonus Video 6
Lens Quality

In this video I take a look at lens quality to help you understand what some of the numbers written on the lens barrel actually mean!

I also take a look at a variety of lenses and point out some of the differences between them, which should make it easier for you when it comes to choosing lenses in the future.

 

 
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Bonus Video 7
ND Graduated Filters

Graduated Neutral Density filters are one of the most important accessories in a landscape photographers kit bag.

In this video I demonstrate their effect on a sunset photo-shoot using a telephoto lens and show you the difference between results with and without the filters.

 
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Bonus Video 8
Exposure & Histograms

Have you ever had difficulty understanding a histogram or not quite understood what they are for?

Well in this Bonus video I take a look at histograms to help you understand them and show you how they can be useful for calculating the correct exposure of your digital images.

 

 
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Bonus Video 9
Adding Graduated
Skies in Photoshop

In this bonus video I show you one way that you can use Photoshop to easily enhance or add a graduated sky to your picture.

This simple technique can be mastered in under 5 minutes!

 

 
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Bonus Video 10
Preparing Your
Images for Print

In this bonus video discover the Photoshop workflow used to improve and enhance your digital images before you transfer them to print.

Things like calibration, sizing, local contrast and sharpening all help you produce higher quality display prints to get the very best out of your images.

 

 

 
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Bonus Video 11
Pro-Lab Printing

Have you ever wondered how pro photographers get the best print quality possible for their exhibition work?

I take a look behind the scenes with Fitzlab Pro Laboratory at some of the printing materials and the machines used to get the best possible results.

 

 
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Bonus Video 12
Enhancing Skies in Photoshop

In this video I demonstrate some simple Photoshop techniques to enhance the drama of a thundery sky.

By using duplicate multiply layers and layer masks I'll show you how you can quickly and easily enhance the image with this simple 5 minute tutorial.

 

 
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Bonus Video 13
Shooting for Black & White

Sometimes the weather might not look great for photography, but there are times when grey cloudy skies can make incredibly great subject matter for Black & White images.

In this video I am out with the intention of shooting for Black & White images to show you how great results can be achieved even on a grey day!

You can combine this information with the Bonus B&W PDF in your Free Micro-Course.

This tutorial demonstrates some great Photoshop techniques for converting your favourite shots into beautiful Black & White images.

 

 

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