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Fashion photography is a popular genre of photography, but for those starting out it can seem daunting — where do you source outfits, how do you pose your model, how do you get the best lighting? In addition to an extensive knowledge of lighting, you’ll need a unique style, creative ideas and the ability to work with a team. To help you get started I’ve put together this guide to answer some of...

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For this product photography workshop Karl will undertake an advertising style shot of a pair of headphones — a technically complex product that can present a myriad of challenges. This live product photography workshop will cover how to overcome problems such as finding the best composition, lighting gloss and matte surfaces as well as how to work with various shapes and curves featured in...

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This July marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history as the first men to walk on the moon. Broadcast to millions worldwide, this iconic moment was also documented using specifically designed Hasselblad cameras. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Hasselblad technical expert Chris Cooze will join Karl in the studio for a special show to talk about Hasselblad’s involvement in...

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As a continuation of our Creative Portrait Lighting workshop, this live photography demonstration will demonstrate another creative portrait lighting setup. In this show Karl will demonstrate how to use a combination of lights to achieve a high key portrait effect while maintaining high contrast in the shadows. This particular lighting style, which produces a stunning result, can be achieved with...

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Since moving to Melbourne, Australia, photographer Ben Thomas has been using his camera as a tool to explore and deconstruct urban spaces, a journey that, most recently, saw him named a 2018 Hasselblad Master. We caught up with Ben ahead of his live talk show to find out more about his work, his style and why it’s important to push boundaries. © Ben Thomas From miniaturising cities using...

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Light determines the mood, style and feeling of a shot and it’s essential that you have the knowledge to create the right mood and emotion in an image. The first step is to identify the appropriate mood and emotion and the second step is to use the correct tools to create the desired lighting. To truly advance your studio photography you need a thorough understanding of each step and know how...

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In this members critique live show Karl will be assessing members retouching skills and identifying good and bad post production practices. Members will have an opportunity to submit an image for feedback and follow along live as Karl examines their work. Karl will also be answering questions live throughout the show. You’ll learn how to recognise areas that need retouching and how just subtle...

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When people ask me about product photography, the most common questions I get asked are things like “What is the best camera for product photography?” Or “Which is the best lens for product photography?”. The reality is that the most important thing you can have isn’t the top camera or most expensive lens — it’s a good understanding of light. My number one tip for taking great product photos...

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‘Motion’ was the theme for our March 2019 competition and we were excited to once again give away some great prizes to our members. First prize up for grabs was a Manfrotto 057 Carbon Fiber Tripod while second and third place winners received a Lee Filters The Super Stopper and Lee Filters Filter Foundation Kit respectively. 1st Place – Rich Wiltshire Rich Wiltshire’.

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3D modeling and CGI are incredibly relevant to photography nowadays and many photographers are questioning whether it’s worth their time to learn this new skill. I’ve put together a basic guide to getting started with CGI and how it can be used hand in hand with photography. Our 3D modeling & CGI classe, presented with Viktor Fejes, provide an introduction to creating 3D images using Cinema 4D.

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