Fabulous Fashion Make-Up shoot, Birmingham studio photography with Graham Oakes

Start with a Gra Scale!

Start with a Gra Scale!

All good shoots start with a Gra Card! Colour balance is extremely important no matter what you’re photographing, having a good base is essential – ask any Make-Up Artist. We accurately measure light levels, contract and colour at the start of all our shoots.

More Make Up

More Make Up

Just as people are surprised by the amount of kit a professional photographer has at their disposal – we discover that a great Make-Up Artist carries a huge arsenal of colours and brushes, lipsticks and toners to get that amazing look.

Before and after - raw file plus edited photograph

Before and after – raw file plus edited photograph

Before and after images, the client was knocked out by the raw shots – as they came up instantly on my Mac Book Pro, being tethered means clients can see each shot, and they can be chosen or discarded as we go.

This means you will always get your perfect portfolio of pictures. Here we can contrast both images, I feel it’s very important not to over-Photoshop. We have all seen those ridiculous images where the model’s skin looks like a balloon. Graham is careful and considerate to get the natural look then add some added pop to the pictures.

Now you see me! Reflections of a Model Make Up Shoot

Now you see me! Reflections of a Model Make Up Shoot

Now you see me! Behind the scenes shots help with both your social media presence and customers love to see what went into the production, who was involved, how the shoot built up from the first shot to the final rap.

Big Guns - Medium Format Camera and Telephoto Lens

Big Guns – Medium Format Camera and Telephoto Lens

In this instance we got the big guns out – our stunning 45mb medium format camera with telephoto lens, count the eye-lashes!

If you’re an editor – a fashion blogger – a make up artist – a model, take that next step up the ladder and give me a call.

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