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|Section 1: Karl Taylor's FREE Photography Course|
|Lecture 1||2 pages|
Learn SLR photography quickly, simply and effectively. Forget about dull & complicated traditional teaching methods. Prepare to learn photography the fun way! Unlock professionally mastered videos and save PDF fact sheets to your computer. Learn at your pace from the comfort of your home.
|Section 2: Getting Started|
|Lecture 2||2 pages|
|The first and most important thing to understand for modern SLR photography, is that to record an image you must have all of the following 6 things.|
|Section 3: Using Light In Your Photography|
What makes good light? How do you know when the light is right or what the best time to shoot really is? How do different types of light affect the quality of our photograph?
This photography video tutorial quickly reveals the answers to these frequently asked questions.
Did you know that achieving professional portraiture doesn't always require and expensive studio or an elaborate lighting set-up?
|Lecture 5||2 pages|
In this short lesson we highlight the key concepts behind the various qualities of light. Discover how and when you would expect to find them when planning your photographs.
This review will help you remember the photography skills retained from our previous two video lessons. It might be worth printing this document for future quick reference.
|Section 4: Portraiture|
OK, so I make a fundamental error at the beginning of this sequence. You might have done this yourself, it was unfortunate the camera was caught me! Keep watching though. I will reveal a fantastic professional secret along with some other great top tips.
|Lecture 7||5 pages|
Take your portraiture to the next level with Karl's advice on the techniques for professional level portraiture.
The complexity of human nature, human emotion and the multiple of environments in which portraits are photographed mean that to obtain an effective, artistic but true to life portrait of your subject can be a testing task for even an experienced photographer.
|Section 5: More Advanced Photography Techniques|
|Lecture 8||1 page|
|Lets take a look at some of the shutter speed settings you might find in your digital SLR camera.|
Freezing the action or capturing the motion. I shoot some exciting examples of both in this action packed tutorial.
|Lecture 10||1 page|
|Let's see if those six essentials mean more to you now than they did at the start. Now you should have a good idea of Shutter Speeds and how they can be used to alter the effect of the image captured. The creative effects of shutter speeds can be even more pronounced when used in combination with a tripod and landscape photography.|
Travelling is often the most active time with our cameras. Here I capture a beautiful sunrise in Paris and show you how filters can make the difference.
|Lecture 12||1 page|
|This section introduces artificial light from flash or strobe and mixing it with the existing light which we call ambient light.|
A location fashion shoot in Paris with the Karl Taylor Photography team gives you an exciting insight into mixing artificial light with natural ambient light.
|Lecture 14||2 pages|
|Composition is a combination of subject matter and how you decide that subject matter should be arranged within the area of your picture. It is one of the most artistic aspects of photography and can make the difference between a good photo and a great photo! Simply put - it is choice – You are deciding! what the subject will be and how it will be arranged in your picture.|
|Lecture 15||9 pages|
|To understand black & white photography you first need to understand a little bit about colour. The primary colours of light are red, green and blue and an equal mixture of these will form white light. Our secondary colours are cyan, magenta and yellow. Each of these are opposite to the primary colours and each theoretically cancel the other out. This technical bonus tutorial looks at some of the reasons an image can become several different types of "black & white" and shows you how in Photoshop you can make incredible conversions.|
|Section 6: Bonus Photography Tutorials|
There are literally hundreds of tripods out there. With so much variation in price, manufacturers and size, which ones are best value for money? This video explains what to look out for and also how to keep your equipment in good working order for many years to come.
This tutorial is all about Polarising Filters. Have you ever wondered how Polarising Filters work or what they are used for?
Dangers of photography in windy conditions
Landscape Photography Using The Humble 50mm Lens!
Watch this pro-level studio product photo-shoot right now!
Photography on a Lunar Landscape
Using a landscape to enhance the feeling of FEAR!
Karl Taylor is passionate about bringing you inspirational photography tips and the very best “no nonsense” photography education and training available.
Karl has been a professional photographer for more than 15 years. His work is published internationally and he regularly works for some of the world’s leading companies.
Karl became involved in the photography training market several years ago after hosting lectures in photography and finding he had a knack for explaining the subject in an entertaining and understandable way. Since then Karl has become very passionate about his Masterclass Training Series and is keen to demonstrate professional but achievable photography techniques in the simplest way possible. As well as presenting and shooting he writes the scripts, formulates the ideas and formats the programmes and training.
Outside of work Karl is happily married to Hélène and they have two young children. As well as photography and playing with the kids Karl’s other passions are travelling, reading, scuba-diving and kayak fishing.
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