Interview With Product and Liquid Photographer David Lund

David is one of Karl’s Taylor Education’s most well-known success stories, having given up a successful career in design and made the switch to photography just a couple of years ago.

Off the back of a great live workshop, David joins Karl in the studio to talk about his experiences working with companies such as Grants Whisky, Shell Oil, British Steel and Rolls Royce. David also sheds some light on some of the tougher aspects of working in the industry, how he achieves his trademark liquid images, and his humbling experiences working with charities in Africa.

In this talk show:

  • Ethically photographing and representing products
  • The importance of being multi-skilled
  • The value of pre-shooting
  • Problem-solving and creative solutions
  • Building the final image from composites
  • Pricing your work
  • CGI and the future of photography

Be sure to watch the live workshop and read our blog post on David’s career. You may also be interested in our ‘Conversations with David Lund’ live show.

Splash images by David Lund

©David Lund


  1. Nice double feature of a true “image maker”! I was wondering did David come up with the name of the company where he gets his ice cubes from? I saw them on the table but I guess you simply ran out of time. Can you let us know, please? I hope it’s not The Set Shop as they did let me order the ice cubes outside of the US last time I checked. Thank you Karl and David for this experience!

  2. I have just re watched this, such a great interview. I cant believe I am going to Davids masterclass. I am so excited David is such a nice guy and I cant wait to meet him. I would love to come to one of your courses Karl I just cant afford it. Maybe one day when I have figured out how to make some money from my photography.

  3. Really enjoyed the two shows guys and especially my two days 1 on 1 training with you David! I would recommend anyone wanting to improve their skills to do these workshops and of course follow Karl Taylors stuff.

    Looking forward to the liquid photography workshop later this month David! :o)


  5. ksporry

    I’m learning a lot from Karl. His teachings of lighting are absolutely invaluable to me. That combined with your demonstration and the talk show have given me plenty inspiration for some projects, so I’m very grateful to the both of you ?

  6. Hi Kryn, very kind words thank you. Karl hates me saying this, But without his help especially in the earlier days with his teaching I wouldn’t not have made it to where I am today.
    Its so greta to have a job that you can have so much fun, at times its such hard work, long hours but I wouldn’t swop it for anything.!!

  7. ksporry

    I really loved that! I got to say, David is a charismatic guy. He’s got ethics, he’s gentle, honest, open, friendly, warm. Most of all, he’s got hair and is a foot taller! Hahaha
    Just kidding of course ?. But seriously, the guy is impressive and I’m very humbled by you giving us the opportunity to learn from him, so thank you!

  8. Brilliant, really enjoyed this 🙂 love seeing the passion & creativity involved working with something you love to be working with.

  9. This was a great show – I love to hear and see examples of problems being solved on the fly. Simple tools, idea generation – completed production…. inspirational

  10. Hi Colin

    Glad you enjoyed the show. Very happy to help you with this or any questions to encourage and push you on in your photography. Yes the hassleblad is a fantastic camera, but there are many occasions I would never use it over a canon. Can 5D which I use a lot if a fantastic camera. Its not all about kit, its about creativity and some etc knowledge about lighting and you can create some amazing images. Go for it Colin!

  11. loved both the interview and the live demo! I have a hopefully a quick question can you produce a similar quality of image using a pro SLR like a 5D or do you need a hassleblad as you and David use?

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