The Psychology and Techniques behind Photographing Beauty

SHOOT BEAUTY: The Psychology and Techniques80% of photographing people is psychology. 20% is the art and science of photography.

80% of photographing people is psychology. 20% is the art and science of photography.

Cameras, lenses, lights, and modifiers are all tools that photographers use, but these are NOT what make a great beauty shot or portrait.

Photographing people for any reason is a relationship game, and the gear must take a back seat to the interaction between you and your subject.

Photographers routinely go out of their way to learn how to sell to their clients, but they don’t put the same effort into learning how to interact with their clients to get the desired results in front of the camera.

Great images require planning and collaboration and result from excellent problem-solving.

We will take a deep dive through my entire process, and I will share how I plan and execute a shoot. I’ll cover everything from shoot prep with my subjects and makeup artists. I will review communication and posing techniques and share some of my favorite beauty lighting arrangements with you.

What you will learn:

  • Concept development — How to build great ideas.
  • The importance of Collaboration — How to build a team
  • How to find, prep and communicate with models
  • Best ways to find and communicate with makeup artists
  • Communication tips to motivate and direct your models
  • Lighting Tips for great Beauty Portraits
  • … and much more!

Details About This Photography Presentation by Joe Edelman

Duration: 2 hours with time for Q&A
Available as an In-Person or Virtual Presentation. This topic also works well as a 4-hour hands-on workshop.

Intended Audience:
Photographers of all skill levels. This is an excellent Camera Club talk. It has also been presented as both a Virtual ZOOM presentation and an In-Person small group 4-hour hands-on workshop.

Set up Needed:
In-Person: This presentation requires the use of a digital projector and screen or a large-screen TV with an HDMI connection.
Virtual: This presentation works very well virtually.  I can host up to 100 people via ZOOM, or I can present on your organization’s account. The presentation is made from a professional Livestream studio with professional lighting and sound.

If you would like to have me present at your event, CLICK HERE to contact me.

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