Discover the secrets of makeup in photography with an expert and create striking professional images
Lighting is what allows a photograph to tell a story and convey emotions and sensations. Contrast, shadow and brightness, when properly used, transform a simple image into something striking.
In this image capture process, dedicated flashes, light modifiers and makeup play a crucial role in giving the photographer more scene control and cutting down on editing time.
Photographer Chris Robinson (@chrisccrobinson) is an expert in using light to materialize abstract feelings and create portraits that highlight the subject's facial expressions.
Chris is a photographer and filmmaker and has worked with clients such as Vans, Armario Lulu, Alissi Brontë and Thalissi. His editorial work has been published in REKT Magazine, NaKid Magazine, Faddy Magazine, Vogue China among others.
In the document the photographer shares at the end of the post, you'll find valuable tips available in his Domestika course, Flash Photography with a Speedlight.
Before downloading the file, check out some useful information about the history of photography and some lighting tips.
How Photography Fought to Become an Art
Photography was struck upon by a collection of inventors across Europe, almost simultaneously. However, it is most commonly attributed to Louis Daguerre. The French government acquired the rights to his creation in 1839 and gave them away to the world.
Since then, photography has struggled to be considered equal to painting and sculpture. While the world rushed to get their photo taken, the art world turned its nose up at the technology, refusing to accept that a camera could facilitate artistic expression.
Watch the video below to learn how artists, innovators, journalists, and business people won photography the status it deserves, and how a science that changed the world in a flash, had to change art before art accepted it.
Lighting with beauty dish
Even if you’re new to photography, you probably know that lighting is fundamental to achieving professional-looking photos. A beauty dish is a useful tool for portrait shots, as it creates a focal point for the light, illuminating the model and creating contrast between light and shadow for flattering results.
Julia Robbs (@juliarobbs) is a fashion and beauty photographer based in NYC. Her love of travel has taken her all over the world, working both in-studio and on location for lifestyle, portraiture, beauty, and fashion photoshoots.
In this tutorial, Julia gives you some simple and easy-to-follow advice to create stunning beauty shots using a beauty dish.
Guide: Makeup Tips for Photography
A good makeup can transform a photographer's work, making rehearsal and final editing easier. And that's why the harmony between makeup artists and photographers must be practiced to achieve the best artistic results.
In the file shared by Chris Robinson you'll find valuable tips for photographers who don't have a clear understanding of makeup and how to talk to a MUA (Make Up Artist).
After clicking on the button below, you will find a file in .pdf format in the Downloads folder on your computer containing the Guide: Makeup Tips for Photography, by Chris Robinson.
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This download will only be available until September 16, 2021. If you want to access the material after that date, you can sign up to Chris Robinson’s course, Flash Photography with a Speedlight and learn how to express yourself as a photographer by using a single light source to create professional images.
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