As the author of over a dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction, I've found that book videos can be useful at every stage of the publishing process, including:
Pre-publication marketing meetings with the publisher
Press kits and media pitches
Marketing to bookstores and libraries
Lining up speaking engagements
Reaching readers and book clubs
Promoting backlist titles years after publication
Master this Simple 9 Step Formula to Go Viral (with Added Breakdowns of What the YouTube Algorithm Looks for in Videos)
Blemishes are distracting and removing them is the first step in any retouch as part of making your portrait subject look their absolute best and creating an image that stands out. In this course, we take an in-depth look at the different strengths and weaknesses of the four tools used for blemish removal; the patch tool, the healing brush tool, the spot healing brush tool, and the clone stamp.
Beautiful outdoor natural light and choosing the right time of day hand in hand go a long way towards the perfect portrait. In this chapter Karl goes through the 5 things he feels are key to good portraiture. This essential knowledge will guide you to capturing great photos of people with just natural light and reflectors, a simple set up that any photographer can achieve and can pull off to a high standard with the correct know how.
In this live workshop, now available to watch as a replay, watch Karl and the team work with a drop tank to capture numerous shots of a beverage can along with various pieces of fruit.
The plan? To composite these shots together in a follow-up live post-production workshop.
You’ll learn about best practices for drop-tank work, including preparation, props and, most importantly, lighting.
As Karl works, he answers several questions from members, further demystifying key aspects of the process.
The studio gets somewhat soaked – but it’s worth it!
For this live photography workshop, Karl is joined by top food photographer Anna Pustynnikova for an in-depth lesson in food photography and styling.
Anna shares her top secrets for food styling as well as demonstrates how, using just basic equipment, you can achieve amazing food photographs. Building on this, Karl then demonstrates a number of alternative lighting setups as they work, live, towards achieving a mouthwatering image of beef pastrami.
TikTok, YouTube and, of course, Instagram are currently moving rapidly towards short form videos. Since Reels are a priority, Instagram’s algorithm – the determinant factor of your posts' performance – focuses on the short videos content format. In this Instagram Reels Masterclass, you’ll learn how to unlock Instagram Reels full potential, take control of your Instagram growth, and attract new followers using short videos and Instagram best practices.
Before starting any retouching on an image, it’s important to understand why we retouch. In this show Karl starts with the ‘where and why’ of retouching in relation to ‘where to lead the eye’ and ‘why to lead it there’.
Join Justin James Muir as he takes a deep dive into the making of his images. In these collections, Justin walks you through the details of his lighting setups, and the techniques he uses to balance multiple lights while enhancing the setting’s natural or existing light. He will walk you, step-by-step, through the decision making process of each image and then follow up with a full breakdown of each edit. Each collection discusses 2 different images, full of lighting diagrams, BTS photos & video, commentary, and full edits of each image. For a limited time, each purchase comes with a free Lightroom Preset Justin uses on his images.
Have you wanted to start creating short videos for Instagram or other content platforms but don't know where to begin?
Great! This class is for you. Hallease will work through some basic ideas around storytelling and how to incorporate different filming and editing techniques. We’ll also go over some technical knowledge to keep in mind as you construct your story. Remember everyone has a compelling story to tell, so we'll also go through some prompts to spark your creativity.
Do you run a family photography studio? Are you looking for a way to set yourself apart from the competition with your own unique style? Do you need something to offer your clients that sets you apart from the rest? One brilliant solution we have come up with is the “Box” Session. We’ve had remarkable results with this type of photoshoot.
And for those of you who do not own a photo camera, we have also come up with a way to achieve almost the same result. And this using only your smartphone and a free editing app. So there are no excuses :)
Join popular lifestyle photographer Sean Dalton as he shows you how to capture visual stories with dark and moody food photography — the style that helped Sean establish himself as a photography influencer.
Dark & moody food photography is what Sean does. If you've seen his Instagram, you'd know that. But there is something deeper to these photos that you might not notice at first glance. Each photo tells it's own unique story, a story about a place, a person, or a culture. Together, they comprise a collection of works that aim to elicit emotions within their viewer. This aspect of emotional storytelling is central to any form of photography, and is one of the most crucial aspects to capturing powerful food photos.
In this 60 minute course, Sean breaks down his entire visual storytelling process, providing practical insight on how he achieves his unique food photography style. Some of the things you can expect from this course are:
Explore how to take compelling landscape photographs that inspire the viewer and reveal entirely new ways of seeing a place. This isn't your traditional form of landscape photography. Join photographer Tim Landis (curious2119) as he explores his home state of Arkansas, reveals how he chases light, composes amazing photos, and captures a uniquely beautiful scene. By the end, you'll be able to capture and share your own inspiring, incredible (and unconventional) landscape image.
This complete course will take you through the steps to "Understand Color" . From Color correction to Color grading.
We will work together to take you through each of the panels and have "follow along" premiere projects so that you can maximize your learning experience as you learn.