Image is everything....
In my quest to help every face painter in the business, I am going to be writing a weekly blog with tips to help you grow your business.
Photographs – I see thousands of amazing images that face painters have painted every week; these would look so much more professional had they been photographed in a different way. We are all guilty of taking pictures on our mobile phones but these are not always the best quality for print /web and graphic use, therefore making our images look not as professional as we would hope they would.
We have teamed up with the super talented photographer Martin Higgs to help you with some tips and tricks that you can use at home or on the job to take pictures of your work and also to give you an amazing opportunity to work with a professional photographer shoot your work for your websites.
On Monday March 3rd we are offering face painting artists to come along to the shop with your models, paint them in the studio and be professionally photographed by Martin, and have your digital images for you full use, this will be happening from 10am - 3pm, and can include full body paints, to painted children - whatever you feel you want to paint to promote your business. The costs for this will be £30.00, please call the shop on 01375 768773 top pay your £15.00 deposit, the balance will be payable on the day. This will be a great chance for all face painters to get some amazing images in a complete studio set by a professional photographer.
Here are Martins top tips for taking pictures:
Photography is all about light. So even if you are taking images with your camera phone it's really important. Taking images under daylight near a window is a good start. But avoid bright sunlight. An overcast day is ideal as you'll end up with nice soft even light
Taking images indoors with artificial light is always more difficult. Flash and indoor lighting can be harsh and may produce odd colours in your images.
Take time to find a good angle for your face. Don't get the camera too close or your features will may be distorted.
If you can place something plain in the background your image may benefit from a less cluttered look.