As photographers, we never stop learning – but thankfully, we don’t have to do it alone with excellent resources like Karl Taylor Education.
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There’s a certain self-satisfying joy in doing things the hard way and learning through failure, but looking at it in the cold light of day, it’s simply not efficient. As beginners, there’s an entire world of techniques to learn, and a countless number of skills. As we advance, we quickly discover how much there is to learn. Honing your craft can literally take a lifetime. But there is another way, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming.
Karl Taylor, the man behind Karl Taylor Education, has 30 years of experience as a professional photographer, and has been in the business of photography education for around half that time. He’s also an ambassador for Hasselblad, Manfrotto and Broncolor, and has been commissioned by leading global companies. With all this in mind, there’s nobody better equipped to help you take your next steps.
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Something for everyone
The direction you take and the aspects of photography you choose to pursue are completely personal. Thankfully, a whole world of courses is available via the Karl Taylor Education online portal. So, if you’re looking for beginner essentials, advanced techniques, or tips for improving a particular genre, there’s a course for you. If you feel like perfecting the craft of landscapes followed by the basics of product photography, you can, because unlimited courses are included in the monthly fee of £14. Now, those looking to get started with manual mode can access the Introduction to Photography course for free.
We could all improve somewhere, and if you’re looking for more than just techniques, you’re looking in the right place. One popular course teaches you about the photography business so, between developing your practical skills, you can learn how to make your mark on the industry. This is an ideal avenue for any photographer committed enough to turn their passion into something more. Other popular choices for beginners and advanced photographers include courses on studio lighting, post-production and other aspects of photography, all with concrete, real-world application.
Doing it live
In addition to the huge catalogue of courses, with more being added regularly, the Karl Taylor Education monthly fee includes access to two live shows a month – some of which feature industry-leading professional guests. In these live shows, you can see techniques unfold in real time, so you can be sure what you’re seeing really works. No post-production, no trickery, just high-quality learning. As an added bonus, you can have your say thanks to a live Q&A feature. Past live shows can even be replayed, so if you miss one, there’s no need to worry.
If you prefer a more hands-on approach to your photography, there are plenty of downloadable files you can use to work along with courses. These include Photoshop and Lightroom files, visual aids, reference sheets and professional documents, such as model release forms, invoice templates, a pricing calculator and more. That’s not all: Karl Taylor Education also won Best Training Provider in the Photography News 2019 Awards! Becoming a member also lets you access exclusive offers and competitions.
Whatever your ambition, learning the right way will help you get there. As far as photography education goes, Karl Taylor Education is the complete package.
For more information, please visit the Karl Taylor Education website.