HOW TO ELEVATE
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GAME
The Keune Hairstylist Awards are all about giving hair stylists a global stage. Everyone is welcome to compete. Your talent is key and deserves to be seen. Good photography of your creation helps you to stand out in the competition.
Therefore we’ve collected some tips, along with some accessory recommendations, that will take your snapshot game from amateur to expert. Here’s how to nail the shot:
START WITH A CLEAN SLATE
Before you shoot a single picture, clean your lens and remove all sorts of smudges. If your smartphone case is shiny, it would be a good idea to remove it for the shoot to avoid lens flare.
READY, SET, GO
Make sure you use the right settings of your smartphone before you start shooting:
FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE
Keep challenging your creativity by shooting different angles of your model. Look for a new viewpoint to highlight a certain detail of your look.
FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED
While you should capture your shots as close to the final result as possible, they will always need some post-processing. Knowing your way around photo editing software will benefit you in the competition. Use the app to make basic adjustments such as brightness, contrast, sharpness, highlights and white balance. Just don’t overdo it here. The goal is to make the model stand out and look as good as possible, but the image should still be an accurate representation of what the model really looks like.
THE BEST FREE PHOTO EDITING APPS
- Adobe Photoshop Express
- Adobe Lightroom