Makeup Photography at it’s Best

As I continue my makeup photography journey I really wanted to work on my beauty retouching with this shoot that I organised for my own portfolio. I see so many images where the picture has been edited to the point of the skin looking like a ‘waxwork’ I wanted to understand how to do this keeping the skin looking real – pores and all. It is so important when you are photographing makeup. I wouldn’t want anything I do in post production to take away from the makeup look, colour and texture. I am so happy with the outcome… From a makeup artist and a photographers perspective! ⁠

When I took a photography workshop I hoped to take decent behind the scenes shots for the students at my academy and of course pictures of my brides. My confidence grew with the positive feedback from the students at the academy. I started working with natural light and then moved on to experimenting with different lighting and backdrop options. Due to social media and the networking I do I have been fortunate to work with lots of beautiful faces that are happy to model at the academy and also model for students portfolios. It’s great that my photography contributes to their modelling portfolios and that everyone benefits from the collaboration.

Makeup Photography Student Experience

I’m glad that I can offer behind the scenes photos of my students in action and now I have a professional photo shoot experience.

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