Understanding Burn & Dodge and 4 ways to do it

In this video we’re going to look at 4 ways to burn and dodge in Photoshop. Now arguably, it’s one of the most valuable tools in Photoshop, as a matter of fact, I’m going to change that… it is THE MOST important tool in Photoshop, in my opinion. Burning and dodging refers to darkening or Read more…

Understand human visual perception to transform your photos [March 2020 Workshop]

Most photographers concentrate on things like exposure, composition and then as they develop their skills they’ll realize the complexities and importance of light. They’ll start to use natural light in a more creative way, they’ll begin to appreciate the effectiveness of the magic hour and the more flattering mood that it conveys. Later on as Read more…

Boost the megapixels of your camera using this panoramic photography technique.

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video. So I’m going to do a really nice simple one for you guys today I’ve just got my 50mm lens on a Canon 5D Mark 3 and I’m here at my home town of St Peter Port this lovely harbour scene with the seafront and all these layers Read more…

An old darkroom technique to try next time you’re out photographing landscapes.

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video. The team and I were on our way back from a shoot when we happened across this landscape shot. In this video I demonstrate an old darkroom technique where I use black card in front of the lens or ND filters in front of the lens moving around Read more…

How to Win Photography Competitions + the judging process explained

Hi… I’m Karl Taylor and in this video I’m going to tell you how to win photography competitions or at least how to give yourself the best chances based on our own photography competitions that we run now we get a lot of questions come in from people that enter our competitions all sorts of Read more…

How to do product photography tutorial by Karl Taylor – EP#011

hi guys I just wanted to thank Squarespace for sponsoring this show it’s my website of choice because they have 24/7 customer service you get your own domain name and they have amazing designer templates that work across all devices you can start your own online store or your own website today with a free Read more…

A Simple 2 Light Portrait Set-Up photography tutorial with Karl Taylor

Hi! I’m Karl Taylor and this episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Here’s my commercial photography website, it’s the Squarespace one, and I absolutely love it. They’re easy to set up, they look amazing, there are hundreds of templates to choose from and they have first-class customer support. If you want one too then use this Read more…

How to Photograph on Black PlexiGlass I Can Help You

I love to photograph with black Plexiglas and with all the years that I’ve been doing this I figured I’d make a course for you it’s very straight to the point it will really help you hone in with reflection problems lighting problems all kind of little things that can get in your way when Read more…

Clinique Style Advertising Shoot: Highlights and product photography tips

Clinique produce some of the best cosmetics advertising photography there is – if we take a look at some of the Clinique adverts that I’ve pulled off of the web they have a clean white background they also feature water splashes as well which is what we’re going to accomplish in this shot today as Read more…

Product Photography: Commercial Jewellery Photography

The difficulty with rings is lighting that they reflect everything absolutely everything the base surface the top surface the side everything – how do you combat that? We’re going to need some hard light to bring out some sparkle on these gemstones and those broad tones of metal need to be filled in with big Read more…