Beauty photography worldwide
From big markets like New York and Los Angeles to smaller markets for more personalized shoots, Photo Agency One has the photographers and contacts required to ensure that your beauty shoot comes out flawless. As a specialized form of portraiture, Beauty photography will utilize some of the most common techniques in photography. However, while the difference between simple portraiture and beauty photography may not be obvious from a technique standpoint, the finished product is immediately recognizable. Aside from the painstaking attention to lighting` and framing of the subject’s face, the photographer will need to exhibit a bit more authority on the site of the shoot than perhaps for what other niches allow or call.
Our photographers are not only trained in varieties of techniques required to make your beauty shots pop, but they are also exceptionally skilled at communicating and directing the shoot. Moreover, they are aware that the right beauty shot is often not something that can be finessed through editing after the fact and must be captured as desired on site. This has requirement of the style has provided them the stamina for longer shoots to constantly try slight modifications of the same shot until that perfect frame and expression are captured.
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Beauty photographers – not only a portrait photographer
Beauty photography is a bit of an unusual niche. Traditionally, it is almost exclusively relegated to the field of portraiture. However, unlike most other portrait photography, the subject is generally treated more as a prop than anything else. This is not meant to dehumanize the subject of beauty photography, but the field often focuses on objectifying the subject. Of course, this is heavily determined by the purpose of the beauty shot in question. For instance, beauty shots to advertise makeup or other beauty products will generally focus less on the subject as a person and more on a specific part of subject that highlights the product in action. Conversely, personal beauty shots will have the completely opposite intention, instead focusing on the subject as a composite person.
Still, personal beauty shots are far fewer and most shoots in this field will focus on the former scenario. There are a few important qualities of the composition to keep in mind when shooting beauty photography. First, the background and edges of the frame are generally less important. Beauty shots often focus on a very specific part of the subject—the lips for lipstick, the eyes for eye shadow, etc. The background and even peripheral of the subject is rarely as important. Since beauty photography generally uses a close-up shot, the lens plays a crucial role. However, be careful because too small a focal length distorts the facial features. Lighting is also important and you will generally want to favor softer to hide blemishes. Of course, going too far will wash out the detail. A good way to find this balance is by using diffuse light. Finally, the position of the camera can make all the difference in a beauty shoot. If the camera is positioned too high, the model will appear as though she has a no or a shortened neck. However, shot from too low an angle and the model loses the graceful presentation often desired. Depth of position is also important since it is easier to define the close up focal length when you yourself are closer to the subject.
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