David Lund – Diamond Shoot

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Hi Guys, I just wanted to share with you a project that one of my ex students David Lund has recently completed. David was previously a student of my courses having purchased my Advertising, Product and Still life course a few years back. Over the years he’s become a good friend of mine and has visited me in my studio …

We got weird with balloons in China!

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After a crazy week in the studio holding our Advertising workshop I headed straight off (only an hour after the workshop ended!) and began my travels to China to hold workshops at Shoot SHA (Shanghai) and Shoot PEK (Beijing). It was nice to be able to sit down and relax on my 13 hour flight from gatwick to Beijing, something …

I’m coming to China!

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Hi Guys, I’m very excited to let you all know that I’ll be heading to China in November for Shoot Shanghai and Shoot Beijing events. I’ll be running a series of workshops demonstrating techniques for product photography and other lighting techniques letting you see the way that I work and the processes that I use. Here are the details of …

Take outstanding Natural Light Portraits with - TheNakedCamera

Take outstanding Natural Light Portraits with #TheNakedCamera

Karl Taylor Advanced Photography Skills, Fashion Photography, Photography Course Information & Reviews, Photography Knowledge, Photography News, Professional Photography Knowledge 13 Comments

I’m very excited to be launching my new natural light portrait course. As you’re probably already aware, I’m well known for shooting with every bit of pro kit I can possibly get my hands on BUT in my new upcoming course, there’s NO excessive kit allowed. That’s right! I’ll be proving to you all that anyone with the right knowledge (and …

Stunning Model Shoot using Karl Taylor Professional Lighting Gels

New Karl Taylor professional photography gel packs

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This was fun! Shot with my new custom lighting gel packs. Click on the video below… 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 …

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 47 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 …