Photography Equipment

Photography Equipment

Understanding the gear
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About our portrait photography courses:

There’s no better skill to master than portrait photography, whether you’re capturing those special family moments or crafting high-quality business portraits for a client.

Learn how to create stunning portraits time and time again using both natural light and studio flash as Karl shows you the techniques he uses to get stunning results in-camera.

With more than 80 classes to choose from, you’ll learn everything from how to make your subject feel comfortable to how to craft creative lighting setups for studio and location shoots.

  • 117 Classes
  • +40 Hours content
  • Level: All Levels

Photography Equipment Reviews

Photography Equipment
  • 35 Classes
  • 5+ Hours content
  • Level: Basic

Cameras, tripods, filters, printers, and more – tested.

This section brings together all of our equipment reviews. These videos are not classes in the usual sense, and many of them are available on our YouTube Channel. We’ve simply collected them here, ad-free, for our members’ convenience.

Photography Gear, Tips & Tricks

Photography Equipment
  • 29 Classes
  • 3+ Hours content
  • Level: Basic

Collected here ad-free for your convenience, this selection of videos from our YouTube channel provides a range of useful pointers and insights to give your photography a boost.

It covers everything from making a canvas backdrop and cleaning your camera sensor to calibrating your lens and shooting in stormy conditions.

Exploring Photography Equipment

Photography Equipment
  • 22 Classes
  • 5+ Hours content
  • Level: Basic

In the third curated selection of our YouTube content, Karl and the team touch on a range of topics related to photography equipment.

See how our studio infinity cove was built, watch Karl test macro lenses, explore Squarespace web design, and much, much more.

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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“It’s inspired me to go out and shoot in manual mode and be more creative. You show something, demonstrate it, let us imitate it and then we’ll go and practice it. ”

John Ball

“I am confident that what I have learned has valuable and repeatable real world applications that will benefit my business and expand my client-base. This is definitely a fun and valuable way to fast-track your vocational goals and aspirations.”

Brian White

"You can’t imagine how the last 365 days has changed my photography in a positive way! I tried several other online programmes but yours is the best in explanation and techniques!"

Oliver Ayerle

Karl Taylor Tutor
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.