Some fantastic advice from @hairbyamybee
1. DO take time to find the perfect spot/lighting situation to begin with. Indirect, natural lighting is going to be your best friend. Trying to take a picture with solely indoor lighting with no natural light will never do you any favors with showcasing your beautiful balayage or natural colors. They will always appear washed out/dull due to no natural light reflection.
2. After you take your shot, if necessary, DO clean up that *background*, baby! Whiten the wall, blur out the noise. The focus should be 100% on the hair with no weird, interfering hues or distractions behind your model.
3. Do not....I repeat...do not alter the HAIR into something it’s not. If you look at these examples, you will see that in my “raw” pictures and my “edited” pictures, the hair itself isn’t messed with, only the background has been altered to make the hair pop and show accurately. If you put a filter on the hair to make it appear totally different, you are going to end up getting yourself into a pickle when a client brings in your own photo and wants you to replicate it, but you know darn good and well you can’t, because it didn’t actually look like that. Don’t over promise your skill set!! On top of that, it can (and does) give clients unreasonable expectations of what us stylists, collectively as a whole, are even capable of achieving. Full on white platinum hair does not happen in one quick and easy session, (or sometimes at all)....so we definitely need to be showing and explaining this to our guests as accurately as possible through our photos.
4. Don’t use a Samsung phone. Your hair pictures will always turn out warm.
5. Don’t just take one or two photos. Take 10, take 20, take 100. Try different poses, take some in portrait mode and some not. Try different angles. Don’t give up until you have your perfect shot ❤️ 6. Having problems finding a spot/figuring it out? DO find someone you look up to and ask for help! See if they offer a shadowing program or are holding any upcoming classes. Any advice helps, never be afraid to ask!
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