Creative magazine Shoot with Al Khaleej Magazine

We are so pleased to of been involved in  this Creative magazine shoot  with the weekend magazine Al khaleej.
We decided to go with an 80’s theme for the front cover and supply a step by step makeup guide for our creative makeup look.

The Team from The Lipstick Make Up Institute managed the make up and The Team from YH Studios did the style  and the design of our creative magazine shoot cover.
The 80’s theme to spice things up a little and give the readers something different.
The hair was Styled by my good Irish friend, Cyril from Ted Morgans hair salon and with a little help from another good friend,  Jamilla Paul.

Happy Snapper, ready for our creative magazine shoot
Cool Shot of our Cyril ready for our creative magazine shoot
Our Cyril ready for his shoot!
Cyril looks as cool as Cucumber.
Creative Hair Stylist , Jamilla Paul with Lara Tabet.
Lovely Shot of Jamilla Paul, Creative hair Director.

Our Cyril is a  stylish guy with a cheeky face.
If I could do a project like this every day I would because its exciting and creative

Everyone pulls together and supports each other.

We actually involved one of our students from The Lipstick Make up institute– Zouha. She was in her final week of The International Platinum Media Make up course and was a great project for her to exit with.

Especially as this was a great attribute to her portfolio that YH Studios made for her.

Make up and photography are just the best combination.

These two Go together like a bird and a feather. Dream Team.

We would not get projects like this if we didn’t have the 2 companies.
We all strive to be on the front cover and finally here we did. Hope you all like the creativity and style of the cover.

We like to inspire our readers so you can achieve your creative look.

 

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SECRET number 4: How to pose correctly to always look your BEST!


4. Cross your ankles.

If your hand-on-hip feels too posed, tilt your body toward the camera slightly, with one leg in front of the other.
If you’re being shot head-on cross your legs, starting at the calf. This stance will make your hips look narrower and your legs look longer, plus it looks a bit more casual. It’s worth noting that the pose also works when you’re sitting.  Although it’s always preferable to stand in pictures, if you happen to be on a chair or a sofa when someone comes at you with a camera, sit up straight and cross your legs at the ankles. It’ll be more flattering than not doing anything with those legs.

Plus when you are sitting down, even if you have the flattest stomach ever you are always going to get a little bilge on your middle or  a hangover at the top of your jeans. You can suck in but you will still get it. I will show you a couple samples of how this works .

Sample 1.  Here are  my nephews  and they  really slim but you see Darryl’s belly( Second boy from the left) has a little belly hangover because of the way  they are bent down. Cameron on the other hand hides his with his arm ( Second from the right). He has listened to his Auntie and took precautions ha!

Sample 2. Is me on the front cover of Hello Magazine with the classic leg cross that make me look taller and I need it!

Sample 3. The Best thing to do if you are going to have a shot sitting down is just to hide it. Lean forward and create an interest with your arm.  Taken on my iPhone in the studio.

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SECRET number 1 How to pose correctly to always look your BEST!

IMG_4194blogThis week I am going to give you tips on how to get  the  best pose for pictures of yourself!

First, practise in the mirror!

Chances are, even the most confident, self-possessed woman has occasionally fallen victim to an unflattering photo. Even if we’re completely satisfied with the way we look in  the mirror  a truly bad picture can damage a power so strong that we often find ourselves miserable for days, even if we think we know how to pose for pictures.

POSING is EVERYTHING. We stand in the correct position, move our heads slightly, breathe in , twist our shoulders, so many little tips contribute to making a good shot to a GREAT Shot!

TIP 1, Strange as it might seem but 

Use your tongue. !!
This is one of best tricks out there—and the weirdest. It might feel strange, but by pressing your tongue on the roof of your mouth while smiling is an effective way to help avoid the dreaded double chin, as it elongates your neck and your jawline giving you a much nicer shape!

Tune in tomorrow for Tip Number 2 !!

Part 5 of Tips & Tricks of studio lighting techniques

Profile Lighting

Profile lighting (also called rim lighting) is used when the subject’s head is turned 90 degrees from the camera lens. It is a dramatic style of lighting used to accent elegant features. It is used less frequently now than in the past, but it still produces a stylish portrait.

This gives such nice angles to the shot and makes it so much more interesting than looking at a nice,  NORMAL shot,. Angles create interest and mystery.  Always try and take a picture that is MORE than just a shot.  Take a picture with passion and the results speak for themselves. I can teach you how to position a light and how to stand but once you put your own stamp on it,  you always see that  will the meaning becomes more. A photographer always strives for more! We are not satisfied as we are always looking for perfection. It is never achieved but gives us the encouragement to strive to better ourselves!

 

Keep following me for more tips. Email me for any questions: yasmin@yhstudiosdxb.com

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Part 4 of Tips & Tricks of studio lighting techniques/ Split lighting

Split Lighting

Split lighting occurs when the key light illuminates only half the face. It is an ideal slimming light. It can be used to narrow a wide face or nose. It can also be used with a weak fill to hide facial irregularities. For a highly dramatic effect, split lighting can be used with no fill.

For me this is my favourite kind of lighting because its so effective, mysterious and you can create any kind of mood you like. Its not only flattering but can create an essence in a shot that the photographer and the model have between them.

There is always a bond between the photographer and the  model and this is what creates the most effective shots and that feeling pours out with the passion a photographer has inside and if you connect with him/her you will get the most amazing shots ever!

So the motto is:, always be kind to your photographer. They might be a bit weird at times but they are just thinking!!!!

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Part 3 of Tips & Tricks of studio lighting techniques

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Rembrandt lighting (also called 45-degree lighting) is characterized by a small, triangular highlight on the shadowed cheek of the subject. The lighting takes its name from the famous Dutch painter who used skylights to illuminate his subjects. This type of lighting is dramatic. It is most often used with male subjects, and is commonly paired with a weak fill light to accentuate the shadow-_MG_0146zside highlight.

Key Light. The key light is moved lower and farther to the side than in loop and Paramount lighting. In fact, the key light almost comes from the subject’s side, depending on how far his head is turned from the camera.

Fill and Hair Lights. The fill light is used in the same manner as it is for loop lighting. The hair light, however, is often used a little closer to the subject for more brilliant highlights in the hair.

Background and Kicker Lights. The background light is in the standard position described above. With Rembrandt lighting, however, kickers are often used to delineate the sides of the face (particularly the shadow side) and to add brilliant highlights to the face and shoulders. When setting such lights, be careful not to allow them to shine directly into the camera lens. The best way to check this is to place your hand between the subject and the camera on the axis of the kicker. If your hand casts a shadow when it is placed in front of the lens, then the kicker is shining directly into the lens and should be adjusted.

Part 2 of Tips & Tricks of studio lighting techniques

 

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Loop lighting is a minor variation of Paramount lighting. This is one of the more commonly used lighting setups and is ideal for people with average, oval-shaped faces.

Key Light. To create this setup, the key light is lowered and moved more to the side of the subject so that the shadow under the nose becomes a small loop on the shadow side of the face.

Fill Light. The fill light is also moved, being placed on the opposite side of the camera from the key light and close to the camera–subject axis. It is important that the fill light not cast a shadow of its own in order to maintain the one-light character of the portrait. The only position from which you can really observe whether the fill light is doing its job is at the camera. Check carefully to see if the fill light is casting a shadow of its own by looking through the viewfinder.

Hair and Background Lights. The hair and background lights are used in the same way as they are in Paramount lighting.

 

 

A little insight to Great Lighting Techniques!

Within photography there are so many techniques. There are some simple rules to follow but everyone has their own ways.

There are 5 simple methods:

  1. Paramount  2. Loop  3. Rembrandt 4.  Split  5. Rim
  2. Paramount Lighting

    Paramount lighting, sometimes called butterfly lighting or glamour lighting, is a traditionally feminine lighting pattern that produces a symmetrical, butterfly-like shadow beneath the subject’s nose. It tends to emphasize high cheekbones and good skin. It is less commonly used on men because it tends to hollow out cheeks and eye sockets too much. Fantastic, dramatic effects!

  3. Please check in tomorrow for more tips where we will cover2, Loop lighting tips!

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Best experience ever! You are the best!!

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Had a fantastic photoshoot with Yasmin you are a star... loves every moment of the photo shoot.

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-Kayleigh Drake

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Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to Yasmin for the fab shoot me and my friend had last week. I’ve had a few shoots done before but felt most comfortable at this one. Yasmin is so down to earth and easy to get along with. The photos are amazing! Love them so much and I would love to have another shoot done here xx

-Leanne Heart

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Yasmin. It was such a pleasure having the shoot with u. Great atmosphere, lovely stuff, fantastic mood and lots of fun. Ur offer was unbeatable and we will join u again with the whole family. Big Hugs

-Micheala El Daghma

One of the most memorable & experiences my family and friends have ever had. Words cannot describe how much fun a photo shoot can be. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!Thank you so much YH Studios Team, an incredible day spent with you all!

-Holly Richards

Genuinely amazing work by very talented ladies! Thanks for taking such beautiful photos of me and my family.

-Amy Jordan

Being a photographer myself, I am quite picky and critical to having other people taking my picture ..... I can not praise Yasmin and Simon enough for the great job they did with our very first family picture. We will be back! Thanks guys!

-Pernilla & Brian de Francesca

Had the most amazing time here from start to finish, excellent service including the aftercare. Lovely guys to be around made us feel so comfortable.

-Poonam Kiran Bhavsar

Relaxed atmosphere and friendly professional staff, a great combination to get the best photos of you and your family! Highly recommended! Thank you YH Studios for the great Photos, experience and memories that I will cherish forever....

-Waqas Khawaja

Me and my husband had a beautiful photoshoot. Enjoyed the experience! Yasmin is super friendly and made us feel comfortable during the shoot. We have got beautiful pictures which I cant wait time to put them on the wall.

-Aisha Zubova

Had a lovely morning, fun, relaxed and fantastic photos.. can’t thank you enough ! x

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