Stunning Model Shoot using Karl Taylor Professional Lighting Gels

New Karl Taylor LEE Filters professional photography gel packs

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I visit LEE Filters to discover where they actually manufacture and colorize polyester film to ultimately create the gels (diffusion material) which I use in my professional photography studio. Learn the process involved and how they achieve a higher standard of color control over competing products. I see the machines, meet the people and even get the opportunity to have …

High Speed Sync flash with a DSLR - Example 1

broncolor ‘How To’ shoot High Speed Sync flash with a DSLR

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In this ‘How To’ video Urs and I demonstrate the new High Speed Sync capabilities of the Siros Lights with the new RFS2.2 trigger, allowing to sync your flash up to 1/8000th of a second on a DSLR. Check this video to see the cool effects possible with this feature. Using standard Speed Sync flash with a DSLR Using High …

Karl Taylor getting more out of his diving with a DPV

Adventure and exploration

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Diving for me (like photography) is a huge passion. It’s something I’ve been doing for over 25 years and it provides my life with a sense of adventure and exploration that in many ways makes me feel ‘alive’! Recently I told you about my experiences training to become a Technical Diver. You can find these articles on my blog. Just …

The Naked Camera - Image Break down - #TheNakedCamera

The breakdown of an image #TheNakedCamera

Karl Taylor Advanced Photography Skills, Karl's Viewpoint, Photography Knowledge, Professional Photography Knowledge 42 Comments

Click the image above to see a larger version – Opens in a new window. Here is another image related to forthcoming #TheNakedCamera. On the previously posted image I asked for people to give me their thoughts on how the shot was made and this sparked some interesting debate. As such I decided to post more pictures in the coming …

The Naked Camera Model Shot 1 #TheNakedCamera

How was this portrait shoot set-up? #TheNakedCamera

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I hope you’d agree that this is a good shot. I certainly loved shooting it! Now, you only have to follow my Facebook, YouTube and Instagram channels to discover how frequently I’m questioned about my photo shoot set-ups. So, with that in mind I thought I’d start a conversation going with you guys! Comment below with your thoughts and opinions about how I captured …

broncolor "How To" - Mission Impossible

broncolor “How To” – Mission Impossible

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In this new broncolor “How To” training video I’m in Switzerland with Urs Recher. We’re using the broncolor pulsospot4 to recreate a Mission Impossible style moment with our lovely model Zoe. We’ve been working hard filming and editing to bring you more of these broncolor “How To” videos over the coming weeks. Please help us spread the word – simply share …

Understanding Curves and Levels

How to use Curves & Levels when adjusting your photos

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Something that often confuses photographers who’ve just started to use Photoshop or other image editing software is the understanding of curves and levels. In this quick tutorial I’m just going to give you a brief explanation on these functions. In the following video of this 2 part series, we’ll look in detail at which one offers you the most control. …