Sexy Underwear Shoot - How to use studio lighting gels

broncolor ‘How To’ use coloured gels with studio lights

Karl Taylor Advanced Photography Skills, Commercial Photography, Fashion Photography, Photography Knowledge, Professional Photography Knowledge 3 Comments

In this video Urs Recher and I undertake a sexy underwear shoot. As you’ll discover, it’s quite a complex lighting set up. We work mostly with shadows and color fills through the use of reflectors and colored gels. You can now get these gels right here on my site. If you enjoyed the video, please share with your friends – Thank …

Creative control can be a daunting prospect!

Karl Taylor Commercial Photography, Photography Shoots, Photography Studio, Still Life Photography 6 Comments

As a commercial photographer I get told what to do all the time. Always following direction, always following a brief. My clients will have done their research about what will appeal to the market and that research dictates the concept. The opposite of this is those times when we are given creative control, this can be daunting as sometimes you …

How to make something ordinary look desirable? – Karl Taylor’s flooring photo shoot.

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This is one of those professional photographer creativity challenges! It was an absolute pleasure to welcome a new client and the team from Karndean flooring for a recent shoot in my studio. Karndean, if you didn’t know already are one of the world’s biggest flooring companies with a huge range of design flooring for commercial and home purposes. One of …

A little round up of our latest Advertising, Product and Still Life workshop

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Well it was another incredibly happy set of students on our premium 4-day workshop targeting Product, Still Life and Advertising Photography. With a fully booked workshop restricted to a small group of 8 people I am able to precisely demonstrate the techniques for this lucrative area of photography. With demonstrations on moving liquids, bottles photography, cosmetics, pack-shots, whisky, watches, wine, …

How to shoot Dance with Motion Blur & Detail

Karl Taylor Advanced Photography Skills, Commercial Photography, Photography Equipment & Software, Photography Knowledge, Photography Studio, Professional Photography Knowledge 6 Comments

Combining fast exposures and long exposures to create a beautiful dance portraits. In this video both myself and Urs Recher look at the techniques for combining fast exposures and long exposures to create a beautiful dance portraits where we reveal both the detail frozen and the motion blur recorded. To do this we use flash and HMI lighting. Photography Shoot ...

Step into a professional studio photo shoot – Designer Shoes!

KARL TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Commercial Photography, Photography Studio, Professional Photography Knowledge, Still Life Photography 7 Comments

In this product shoot video tutorial, Karl Taylor (with Urs Recher) demonstrates his techniques for carefully and precisely lighting a designer shoe. With so many lights involved, Karl’s step-by-step photography lighting process is crucial to make this professional product photo shoot a success. With delicate positioning and accurate lighting, Karl and Urs demonstrate how to use broncolor’s range of ‘Picolites’ …

The Karl Taylor Photography Workshop Experience

KARL TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Commercial Photography, Fashion Photography, Photography Studio, Still Life Photography 3 Comments

  It was an absolute pleasure to run our recent ‘Advertising Product and Still Life Photography’ workshop. We had photography students from all corners of the globe attend. Their enthusiasm and passion for photography was clearly obvious. During the photography workshop we covered a variety of very complex and difficult photography scenarios, these included high-end jewellery images as well as …

Taiwan International Photography Workshop 2015.

KARL TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Commercial Photography, Fashion Photography, Professional Photography Knowledge 10 Comments

Our recent visit to Taipei was not only a surprise but also incredibly interesting. Firstly I’d like to say what a wonderfully friendly bunch of people the Taiwanese are, not only our wonderful hosts at Cheng Seng Group but also the Taiwanese people in general, we had an incredible time! Our project was to run a 2-day workshop twice, so …