Master Photography Online

Our inspirational online classes have all the ingredients you need to master photography.

Evoke emotion with colour, light and texture.

Food photography is a lot of fun. If you get it right, it can be lucrative, too.

Sweets food photography shoot

Step into a world of precision lighting and exciting creativity.

From the simplest shoots to the truly complex, deliver results that exceed your clients’ wildest dreams.

Automotive Product Photography

Learn by doing to produce a portfolio of high-quality images.

Our easy-to-follow, in-depth classes teach you to create images that tell captivating stories.

From pre-visualisation to post-production.

With hundreds of classes, lighting solutions, and problem-solving examples, we’ll inspire you and equip you with the skills you need.


Get started at any level.

Whether you’re new to food photography or already working with commercial clients, use only natural light or love studio lighting, we have everything you need.

Craft striking images using only natural light.

You’ll be amazed how creative you can get with minimal equipment. Our achievable examples show you how to plan, style, light and execute stunning shots – even on a shoestring budget.


Get creative with just one studio light.

For simple studio setups for food, our one-light classes have you covered. Learn how to make the most of your light with basic modifiers and affordable accessories.


Master precise lighting control.

Let Karl teach you about flagging, global illumination, shadow control, and how to use DIY modifiers to achieve truly creative results.


Create your own DIY photography backdrops.

The right backgrounds and backdrops are crucial in food photography. Once you learn how to create your own, the possibilities are endless.


Prepare food and source props like a pro.

Expert food photographer Anna Pustynnikova shares her secrets for ensuring food always looks its best, plus finding the props you need to make your shots pop.


Tell stories with your food images.

Storytelling is all about capturing attention, stoking desire and evoking emotion. Discover how to captivate an audience with your photographs.


Sell your work and boost your revenue.

Once you’ve completed our food photography journey, you should feel confident in your ability to produce high-quality portfolio images to wow clients and market on stock libraries.


Harness the power of light to portray food in new, artistic and beautiful ways.

With over 900+ classes at your fingertips, food photography is just part of what you’ll learn. Covering all types of photography PLUS post-production, 3D CGI, and business, Visual Education gives you a whole world of learning on one accessible, easy-to-use platform.

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  • Brief Assignments
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Food Photography & Styling Behind The Scenes

Food Styling and Photography

  • 33 Classes
  • 26+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

In this series, you'll learn from top food photographer Anna Pustynnikova as she reveals her secrets, covering everything from preparation and prop selection to styling and lighting.

We’ll go from natural light setups in your own home to more advanced studio lighting techniques, offering tips for beginner and advanced food photographers alike.

With Anna and Karl, you'll learn how to photograph everything from delicate desserts to store-bought pastries as they teach you powerful techniques that will enable you to shoot your own creative ideas with confidence.

What you’ll learn:

  • Preparation & styling for food photography
  • Photographing food at home using natural light
  • Simple studio lighting setups for food photography
  • Where to find props, backgrounds & accessories for food shoots
  • Recommended lenses & equipment
  • Techniques for shooting lifestyle & editorial-style food photography with models
  • The importance of narrative and how to tell a story with your images
  • Creative food photography ideas
Still Life Photography

Still Life Photography

Still Life Photographs Montage
  • 9 Classes
  • 10.5+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

This inspirational and informative series includes stand-alone classes that cover lighting techniques and tips for still life photography, as well as a start-to-finish breakdown of one of Karl's own still life images.

Through Karl's clear teaching methods and numerous examples, you'll quickly learn how to compose, style, and light artistic still life images, with amazing results.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to shoot still life photography
  • Creating a narrative
  • Creative lighting techniques
  • Composition techniques and tips
  • Colour theory and how to use it
  • Retouching still life photos
  • Fine art & commercial still life ideas

Harness the power of light to portray food in new, artistic and beautiful ways.

With over 700 classes at your fingertips, food photography is just part of what you’ll learn. Covering all types of photography PLUS post-production, 3D CGI, and business, Visual Education gives you a whole world of learning on one accessible, easy-to-use platform.

A Whole World of Photography. ONLY $19/m

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Photography Briefs
Photographs Brief Montage
  • 11 Classes
  • 16+ Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

Practice real-world photography skills with our photography brief assignments and prepare yourself to work with real commercial clients.

Working from a visual sketch with written description and mood-board images, you’ll learn how to interpret and execute a designated image.

Designed to be accessible for any equipment level, all our assignments feature follow-up live shows in which Karl reviews each of the submissions.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to work to a photography brief
  • How to interpret and execute a given image
  • Practice real-world photography skills
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Feedback on your images

How our classes work

Once you’ve watched our ‘Lighting Theory’ course, you’ll have an understanding of the lighting fundamentals applied throughout all of our classes. We’ve specifically designed our videos to act as stand-alone step-by-step classes so that you can dive right in to what most appeals to you.

If you’re not sure where you start, take a look at our learning pathways or get in touch for a personalised learning plan.

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"I am getting into product photography and this was an eye opener of the little inexpensive tricks to play with light to change the outcome of the picture. At $19 a month, you would have to be a fool to think you are not getting value for money.”

Patrick Williams

"Appreciate the way you teach: clear, concise. You explain why it’s best to set lights up in the right way and the wrong way and seeing the results completes the jigsaw.”

Kevin Goodchild

"Your attention to detail is unique and I feel I am learning so much every time I watch you create a shot.”

Paul Gilfeather

Meet your tutor

Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years. Commissioned by leading global brands for his precise attention to detail and exquisite control of light, Karl is also known as an instructor who explains complex subjects clearly and effectively. Karl’s unique expertise and commitment to education has led him to work for Hasselblad Camera Company, Broncolor Lighting and Adobe, as well as to appearances on the BBC and elsewhere.


Personalised support

To help you make the most of our courses, we’ve made it easier to get in touch. Whether you have general photography questions or queries relating to specific classes, our knowledgeable team is here to help. In addition to our online support, we also offer personalised learning plans to help you achieve your photography aspirations.

  • Live chat
  • Membership and class support
  • Photography advice from Karl and the team
  • Personal learning plans

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