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Depth of Field: Playing with Focus in Photography

Understanding depth of field, and learning how to adjust it, is an important step for any photographer keen to improve…
Featured image for “Focal Length in Photography: A Comprehensive Guide”

Focal Length in Photography: A Comprehensive Guide

Understanding focal length is crucial if you want to create compelling and captivating photographs.…
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Handy Photography Lighting Hacks: Different Modifiers, Similar Effects

Here’s a host of lighting hacks that will help you achieve professional-quality results on an amateur’s budget.…
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Shutter Speed Explained: A Guide for Photographers

Understanding shutter speed is crucial for getting the best possible results out of your camera in manual mode. Here’s how…
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Aperture: A Beginner’s Guide to Better Photography

If you’re getting started with photography and experimenting with manual mode, you’re probably wondering: what is aperture?…
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ISO in Photography: Understanding the Basics for Better Images

Understanding ISO, and learning when and how to adjust it, will help you to improve the quality and clarity of…
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Exposure Triangle: A Photography Beginner’s Guide

Understanding the exposure triangle is crucial to your improvement as a photographer. Mastering it will help you to achieve the…
Featured image for “Silver Umbrella | Studio Lighting Essentials”

Silver Umbrella | Studio Lighting Essentials

The humble silver reflective umbrella is often dismissed as a budget, no-frills modifier that’s less effective than a beauty dish.…
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Member Spotlight: Masa Usuki

When Masa decided to become a professional photographer, Visual Education gave him the skills and confidence to make the leap.…
Featured image for “Working With Photographers: Tips for Makeup Artists”

Working With Photographers: Tips for Makeup Artists

If you want to advance your career as a makeup artist, learning to collaborate successfully with photographers is essential.…
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Choose the Right Lens: Medium Format vs Full Frame – Focal Length Comparison 

Many professional photographers – including Karl Taylor here at Visual Education – shoot with medium format cameras. Why? Because they…
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How to Work With Makeup Artists: A Guide for Photographers

If you’re a photographer, makeup artists can play a crucial role, helping you to bring your ideas to life and…
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10 Creative Ideas for Food Photography Shoots

In this blog, we’ll explore ten creative ideas for food photography shoots that will make your dishes pop and captivate…
Featured image for “30 x 120 Stripbox | Studio Lighting Essentials”

30 x 120 Stripbox | Studio Lighting Essentials

Find out why Karl loves this modifier so much.…
Featured image for “Working to a Brief 14: White Wine”

Working to a Brief 14: White Wine

Get all the details for your latest assignment.…
Featured image for “Deep Umbrella 160 | Studio Lighting Essentials”

Deep Umbrella 160 | Studio Lighting Essentials

How does this low-cost modifier stack up against more expensive alternatives?…
Featured image for “Working to a Brief 13: Members’ Gallery”

Working to a Brief 13: Members’ Gallery

Take a look at all the entries for our Floating Glasses assignment.…
Featured image for “Octabox 75 | Studio Lighting Essentials”

Octabox 75 | Studio Lighting Essentials

Let’s take a closer look at this versatile modifier – one of Karl’s favourites.…
Featured image for “Member Spotlight: Michele Cozzolino”

Member Spotlight: Michele Cozzolino

The first spark for Michele’s love affair with photography was a casual job assisting a wedding photographer. Today, he’s a…
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‘Beauty’ Competition Winners

Check out the winning images from our latest competition.…
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EIZO ColorEdge CG2700X Monitor Review: The Best Monitor I’ve Ever Used?

We put the 27-inch, 4K, self-calibrating EIZO CG2700X monitor through its paces. The results were impressive.…
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Working to a Brief 12: Members’ Gallery

Check out all the entries we received for our Beer Bottle brief.…
Featured image for “Working to a Brief 13: Floating Glasses”

Working to a Brief 13: Floating Glasses

Read all the instructions you need to deliver the perfect image, including lighting, composition, background and more.…
Featured image for “AI and Photography: Tools, Trends and Tips”

AI and Photography: Tools, Trends and Tips

What does the AI revolution mean for photographers? Time-saving tools and big questions……
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White Shoot-Through Umbrella | Studio Lighting Essentials

Karl takes a look at the pros and cons of this simple, inexpensive modifier.…
Featured image for “Octabox 150 | Studio Lighting Essentials”

Octabox 150 | Studio Lighting Essentials

The octabox 150 is renowned as one of the most popular workhorses for photographers – and for good reason. Many…
Featured image for “‘Shadows’ Competition Winners”

‘Shadows’ Competition Winners

Wow! We always we receive a ton of amazing entries for our competitions, but you took it to a new…
Featured image for “What is Visual Education? Q&A with Karl Taylor”

What is Visual Education? Q&A with Karl Taylor

Where did Karl Taylor Education go? It’s still here! It just has a new identity: Visual Education.…
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Bare-Bulb Flash Photography | What ALL Photographers Need to Know

Ready to learn about studio lighting? In this video, I introduce you to bare bulbs, standard reflectors, and other essential…
Featured image for “Member Spotlight: Nicola Redfern”

Member Spotlight: Nicola Redfern

Nicola first discovered the joys of photography in her teens. Today, she’s a proven professional, impressing clients across Australia and…