NYC photographer & educator, Jessica Whitaker, explores how color can drastically affect the story, mood and feel of any portrait. In a new YouTube tutorial, Jessica photographs one model on five distinct Savage seamless paper backgrounds to demonstrate the importance of choosing the right color for your next photo project!
It’s important to understand your subjects base tone to better understand which colors will complement their skin. In general, skin tones have three main base tones – warm, cool, and neutral.
Working with Actors and Entertainers is a really fun job and what I do as a headshot photographer is so important to the success of my client’s career. A headshot is a valuable marketing tool for people in the entertainment industry. You need to understand how to capture someone’s personality in order to create a strong headshot portfolio for your clients.
Building up your Fashion & Beauty Portfolio takes a lot of time, patience and serious commitment. Having a strong Fashion & Beauty Portfolio will help you gain clients within your industry and doing test shoots are a great way that you can build your portfolio.
Beauty Photography is used to sell things like makeup, skincare, hair products and jewelry. For inspiration, look in magazines and in cosmetics aisles, observe advertising with beauty shots. Notice how the makeup is applied, and look to see how the photos were edited and retouched. Look for the beauty trends that are on the runway.
In photography there are many factors that go into making a great photo. One of those factors is the TEAM.
As a Portrait & Fashion Photographer, having a solid roster of professional hair & makeup artists (HMUA) should be at the top of your priority list for your business. I’ve been taking clients since 2009 but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to really understand the value that hair, makeup and styling bring to each shoot.
Whether you’re creating a professional fashion shoot or capturing a family portrait, learning how to pose your subjects for the camera is one of the most important photographic tools you can have in your kit of photography knowledge. Before you begin, you’ll want to have some key equipment on hand to make posing your model effortless.
This month we asked our Facebook fans for some advice on working with models. How do you get them to warm up to the camera? Do you have any tips for making the shoot run as efficiently as possible? Here are our 5 favorite answers.
How to make your efforts stand the test of time is the real trick when approaching your portrait subjects. The real question is how to consistently get to that high level of achievement: what goes into making the one image your clients will cherish?