What separates master makeup artists from those that are merely makeup technicians? What can you do to make your makeup applications more successful and make the money you want to make? How can you become more comfortable in communication on set and in your project planning?

One surefire way is to learn as much as you can about the processes and crafts that help to make your work the best it can be - and Understanding Photography: Capturing Success will be the first step in getting you there. In this new and unique program, The Powder Group Director of Artistry, James Vincent and photographer will help you develop an understanding of the what and why of photography is crucial to bettering both your artistry and your career.

When it comes to achieving success in the makeup industry there might be no ability or awareness more important than the understanding of the process and probabilities of the camera and what it captures. Whether you are an early-stage artist or one who has been working in the industry for many years, taking the time to explore and educate yourself in the art of photography can help you not only in your artistry and ability it can also help you access the needs of each and every makeup application. In this comprehensive, three-day, hands-on workshop you will be taken through the basics of photography and beyond in this career-shifting event!

In the hands-on portion of this event we will delve into the area of makeup for beauty photography. Whether you want to work in this area of the industry or perfect and polish your application for any situation, mastering editorial beauty will elevate you to an entirely new level. During day three, attendees will participate as their own models for a photo shoot to help develop an understanding of the above and learn to better develop the eye by seeing actual captured images.

UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY: CAPTURING SUCCESS WILL INCLUDE:

BASICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A TO Z AND HOW THEY RELATE TO THE MAKEUP

  • Photography Terminology
  • Camera Settings
  • Exposure: Automatic and Creative
  • Understanding the photographer's process

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT WE CAN CAPTURE

  • Making your work stand out
  • Achieve exactness and detailing for the digital lens making all your work stronger
  • Using the digital medium to put a microscope on your work for fine-tuning any application
  • Understanding film versus digital and how your work is effected by shooting style

LIGHTING: THE ASPECT OF ILLUMINATION

  • Lighting temperatures
  • Adjusting work for lighting
  • Flash types and uses

COMPOSITION: PLACEMENT AND ARRANGEMENT OF VISUAL ELEMENTS

  • Leading lines and the rule of thirds
  • Pattern, Imagery, Texture and Depth
  • Cropping and image balance

RETOUCHING: GRASPING RETOUCHING AND CHOOSING A RETOUCHER

  • Simple techniques for perfecting your own photos
  • What to ask for from your photographer
  • Mistakes and how to avoid them

PERFECTING YOUR APPLICATION FOR PHOTO WORK

  • Creating a strong application for photography of various requirements/genres
  • Detailing your work for photography
  • Maintaining your work before and during a shoot
  • Self evaluation and editing your work for photography

UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Monday, August 3 - Wednesday, August 5 2014
$890 for TPG Pro members
$1190 for non-members

LOCATION
Drift Studio NYC 508 West 26th StreetNew York, NYC Directions
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM