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 …

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

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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 …

Karl Taylor podcast

The Business Side of Creativity

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Click the play button below to start the podcast… In this very honest and open podcast, I’m interviewed by friend Jeffery Saddoris. I met Jeffery back in 2012 and hold him in high regard for both his knowledge and opinions in the world of photography. If you want to know what’s going on in the world of photography then I …

Wisdom from the ocean floor

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Hi Photography friend, In 1944 a French torpedo boat attacked and destroyed the SS Bizon, a WWII German transport ship. The 190-foot steamer sunk just off the coast SE of St. Peter Port here in Guernsey. I’ve been dying to explore the wreck for years. There’s just one problem: It’s 58 meters (180 feet) down. That is quite DEEP in …

The teacher becomes the student

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Hi Photography friends, you might be interested to know that after a week in the photography studio, working and teaching students – all of a sudden my role is reversed and I become a student! This is what I got up to recently… Here are just a few of the things that can go horribly wrong when you are scuba …