Makeup

Burn Out

March 9, 2011

Detroit Headshot Photographers Mary DuPrie I’m not a fan of doing critiques because I don’t like to hear “their” feedback… as in… blah blah blah I like quiet when I’m doing a critique, as in, just listen.  When we bring our books into commercial clients there is no speaking, we just stand there and answers […]

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Lashes

August 9, 2010
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Once you start shooting models simple things become a big deal.  Take great eyelashes for example. Great full bottom lashes are especially hard to come by and Andi has them to spare.  Andi’s a great test model because she can do her own makeup.  She definitely has a preference on how she wears her hair […]

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Commercial Model Headshots

July 6, 2010
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The importance of taking a great commercial headshot for agencies is critical.  Understanding what makes a great headshot is part of the equation.  It’s not just a pretty picture.  The image can further a models career, slow it down or stop it completely.  This shoot was Andi’s first to test the waters so to speak.  […]

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Stripped Bare

July 1, 2010

You just never know what you’re going to get when a new model walks in the door.   I’ve been fooled many times in the past so when I see a new model I don’t form an opinion, the camera decides. I gained this attitude from shooting twins years ago.   Upon first seeing them I decided […]

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Party Store Finds

May 14, 2010
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Yesterday I wrote about snippets, just bits of information needed to suggest something.  Lauren has a fabulous face and I love to shoot her straight on.  The agencies love this shot because it really shows her face to potential clients.  Makeup artists want to test with her because she has  great lids for eyeshadow and […]

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Turning Things Upside Down

May 13, 2010
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As a photographer we sometimes have tunnel vision.   I try and view my props and wardrobe without tunnel vision.   To shoot the same piece of wardrobe in a new and unique way.  To turn things upside down, sideways or inside out, whatever it takes. Because I do a lot of beauty work I only […]

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Red Hot

May 7, 2010
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I love rich red backgrounds.  To get extra saturation of your colors try adding like colors, red on red, blue on blue ect. The background is a 4 ft x 8 ft Styrofoam painted panel.  I laid the panel down and troweled on thickened glossy house paint.  I left the lid off the paint on […]

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Cupid’s Bow

May 6, 2010
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This model has great lips for this shot.  I love the white outline she has on the upper lip and her cupids bow is fairly pronounced.  I don’t use color often on the lips but I think this shot calls for it. A trip to the notions department at Habermans, a local high end fabric […]

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