Introduction: 15 minutes
A chance to get to know each other and for me to assess your strengths and weaknesses so I can work on these with you and also to measure your skill level and experience so I can tailor the class to suit you.
Model’s makeup and hair preparation: 1 hour
You will spend a few minutes watching the makeup artist working on the model and will be shown the important things to know and to look out for before starting a beauty shoot. ie foundation, concealing, blending, eye shadows, mascara, eyelashes, lip liner, powdering, shine, glitter etc. This will give you a broad overview of what is involved with the makeup and hair so in future you will be able to discuss with your makeup artists the ‘look’ you want for your shoot and with proper knowledge and authority.
Styling: 15 minutes
You will be involved in a styling discussion, looking through the clothes and accessories and helping to choose what the model will wear.
Lighting: 30 minutes
After some discussion, you will be shown the various lighting set ups available and asked to consider which you would like to use for this shoot. You will then be involved in setting it up with me, taking some light tests and then giving the studio the go ahead to start shooting.
Photo session 1: 60 minutes
First shooting session. You will spend the time on this first session along side me paying special attention to how I direct the model. I will be showing you and demonstratiing what you need to watch out for when you are shooting yourself ie attitude, angles, the clothes and accessories etc.
Break: 30 minutes
Light lunch and discussion of the morning events
Photo session 2: 90 minutes
Second shooting session. The model will have had some changes made to her ’look’ by the makeup artist and once again you will shoot with me and get a further selection of different images to work on. You will be able to work with a 27” hi-res screen and make a first selection of up to 6 images which will be used to show you some of my ‘quick fit tricks’ in Photoshop to add that final polish to to your pictures.
Retouching your images: 60 minutes
I will now show you how to retouch your images both quickly and simply using Photoshop and a few very useful plug-Ins. You will go home with some polished, professional beauty pictures and armed with more knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm to up your ‘game’ when shooting beauty images in future.