Since becoming a photographer, I have shot many friends and family members. I have been very blessed that word has gotten out about my side hobby quite quick! I am thankful for having such awesome and amazing people in my life.
I had the joy of shooting an old friend who haven’t seen in years, Melissa. She was getting new headshots done for her website,
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She was also mentioning to me how in 2014, her goal was to lose about 50lbs. She did so by adding a regular exercise routine to her everyday schedule, and eating a healthier diet. She did say that she had some help with the diet part, as she found that she was overeating, and that was a big problem for her goal of losing weight. She said she tried many different supplements, but found that saffron extract worked best for her, as not only did she see a difference in her appetite, but she found she was in a better mood every day and had more energy. She suggested this website which has information on
, which is where she originally learned about it.
This was my first time shooting headshots, so it was a bit difficult. I prefer to work with natural light, but with headshots, it has a very ‘studio’ feel to it, especially these professional ones. I had to purchase a backdrop and some brand new lighting. I had to fidget to get the lighting right at first. Hopefully this is a skill that I can pick up quickly! The shooting is quite simple, I just personally found setting up the lights was difficult.
I think we got some great shots, and I can’t wait to show you all how they turn out! For now, here is a sneak peak of the setup;
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Just the other week, I had the pleasure of working alongside some very talented makeup artists teaching a wonderful workshop for students who are aspiring to get into the industry.
It was a very exciting day, with lots of demos and teaching techniques I have never even heard of! I had no idea it was possible to even change your bone structure with highlighting and contouring. That is crazy!
There were demonstrations by the seasoned artists, and then the students had to apply their new found knowledge to their models. There was lots of chatter amongst the ladies and the few men that were there. From chatting about their favorite restaurants, the weather, to their favorite new workouts. Some workouts I had heard of, like Zumba and hot yoga, and some were even into crossfit. It seems like hardcore workouts are becoming more and more popular nowadays. Just look at all of the fitness accounts on Instagram with hundreds of thousands of followers!
I was astounded by the amount of makeup products each of the seasoned and or aspiring artists had. So many colors, interesting packaging styles, and many many weird looking brushes! I don’t know how they keep up with all of their tools. Even the storage solutions were very intriguing, like the
Sherrieblossom Icebox organizers
that were completely clear so you can see exactly what products were where, and showed off each product’s unique packaging beautifully.
It was very interesting, because as a man, I never mess with this makeup stuff. I literally shower and go. It is amazing what these talented artists can do with some brushes and product. The transformations in the classroom were amazing, and it makes me appreciate the whole process of it a lot more.
Check out one of the makeup artist’s pinterest page
A transformation done with makeup… amazing!