I've written here on Photofocus I'm a huge proponent of professional makeup for photographs of women whether they are high fashion, an actor's headshot or an executive portrait. This is true for men too. Recently it was time to get a new headshot made. I sat in the chair of makeup artist Amy George before I stood in front of the lens of photographer Theresa Sicurezza. Before & After I'd asked Theresa to shoot some portraits of me without makeup and then with it. I explained that I wanted the same lighting for both photos so that the only … [Read more...] about Makeup for Men: Making Better Portraits
Sometimes, photographers find themselves in the position where they will need to collaborate with other artists to bring their vision or ideas into fruition. Recently, I've delved into the genre of women's glamour photography and knew that I needed the services of a makeup artist. Trying to find a makeup artist that fits into your vision can be challenging, but I will share a few tips that may help make the search easier. Finding a Makeup Artist A good place to start is by checking a buy/sell/trade group on Facebook for your area. If you are … [Read more...] about Tips for Finding and Working with a Professional Makeup Artist
Whether you shooting portraits or a video, keeping a makeup kit handy can help make your subjects look their best. I catch up with stylist Kim Foley. In this video from lynda.com you'll learn some expert tips and tricks for building a makeup kit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgYKBMXw3fA This specific tutorial is from the series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete course is presented as a free weekly lynda.com series and offers reviews and tips. … [Read more...] about Building an Essentials Makeup Kit
Sorry, a MUA isn't a new piece of gear... it's a person. Working with a makeup artist (MUA) for the first time is a memorable experience. I used to think an MUA just put makeup on people, but that's like saying a photographer just takes pictures. A good MUA is truly an artist, and their work makes your photography leaps and bounds better. Here are three reasons you need to work with an MUA: 1. Armorer Why is it that people don't like to be in pictures? I bet 87.3% of people reading this blog have said, "I bought the camera so I wouldn't have … [Read more...] about Three Excellent Reasons You Need an MUA
Interview with a Makeup Artist: How can they enhance your shoot? I first met Janelle Corey when I was assisting on a fashion shoot with photographer Zuzanna Audette. I was very impressed with the group effort between the photographer, hair, wardrobe and makeup. I since then have worked with Janelle and have seen her career take off and travel the world with her talents as a Make Up Artist, working with major artists. Janelle has given me some wonderful advice on working with Make up artists and how they can really enhance a photo shoot with … [Read more...] about Interview with a Makeup Artist: How can they enhance your shoot?