Being a beauty photographer is a great way to make a living. It allows you to work with artistic teams and individuals which gives you the chance to take photos of stunning models.
There are many things that are critical to being a beauty photographer and taking a beauty shot. The first is crucial and this is to ensure that you have the right model with beautiful facial features. If the model is right it means that they can continue to pose and produce excellent expressions. Approaching an agency is the best place to start as they will be able to provide you with the right model to suit your needs.
The next thing is make-up. An experienced make-up artist will be required so they can help your model get the look required for the shoot. With the right make-up artist in place it gives your shots the best chance of being perfect so that less touch ups will be needed after the shoot has finished. Now it’s time for the hairstylist. With the right hairstylist things can be made a lot easier for the beauty photographer. If sophisticated styles are involved then a dedicated stylist will be required.
For the perfect shot a beauty photographer will need the right equipment. You will need lights, shapers and a good camera with the right lens. The beauty photographer will also have to direct the stylists in the right direction so a mood board will come in handy. This will give them something to work off and will show them where you want to go with the shoot. An assistant will also make life a lot easier. It will give you someone to put your ideas to, to see if they think they are any good. It is good to get opinions on lighting and a second pair of eyes to keep an out for things on the day.
For the shoot, a studio will be required. There is no need for somewhere with windows and any enclosed space will do but a studio will look and feel so much more professional. With a smaller studio it will mean a more challenging control of the background lighting, this will cause more light to bounce around.
As beauty photography is all about getting the perfect shot it is inevitable that touch ups will have to take place after the shoot. This will ensure that everything is right about the shot so that the hard work you put in during the shoot is not wasted. A re-toucher will make sure that the skin looks flawless and that he model looks ready for any magazine.
All in all, these pointers will enable any beauty photographer to get the best that they can from any beauty photo shoot.