We all need a Valentines day Photoshoot! Its that time of year again where all the ladies and gents become so romantic and show one another just how they much we mean to each other.
You know us humans are strange creatures, we get stuck into routines and every day life takes over and we forget to show each other just how important we are. We shouldn’t though. Time passes too quickly. Before you know it we are old and time has disappeared.
Its good that we have such occasions to give us a little nudge. A nudge in the right direction to bring out the romantic side of us.
For those of us lucky enough to have that significant other in their life. Now is the time to spoil them.
Are you interested in Make up? Any kind of make up?
Well, if you are Follow our BLOG of our BIG sister company , The Lipstick Make Up Institute and learn what fun and antics we get up to in the studio. This BLOG in Particular talks about Special Effects.
How to make some one look old before their years. Have a look at our before and after pictures below> Let us know what you think.
Its certainly not make up to go out partying to Barasti or Mahiki ha ha.
Its just for professional shoots, film and television.
Its interesting and trust me you will learn so much and we might even inspire you to become into the world on Make up and photography!!
We had an amazing night at Maliki’s.. Our sister company #†heLipstickMUI( The Lipstick Make Up Institute ) did the make up and hair for all the ladies night attending, “Ladies Night”!Free cocktails and atmosphere.
The photography was don by myself, Yasmin and my other photographer, “Jack”.
It was great fun and wish we could do this every night but then I don’t think my body would stand up to it!
Have a little look at our photographs and you will see that it was a great night with free goodies to be had for all and free tips and advice on make up and Kryolan products.
The event was organised by lovely Francesca from @Kalendria.
Tip Number 2 on how to get the best from your APPS.
We are still on Perfect 365.
This app is just so incredibly flattering its very addictive, as I said yesterday its just like having a make up artist in your phone. Now, I find it difficult to NOT use it! But i just have that kind of personality, VAIN Ha
On this app I use the tools for , skin, eyes, lips and contouring tools.
Today I am going to talk about the skin and Eyes tools and tomorrow the Lips and Contouring tools.
I us the Brighten Tool and the soften skin tool, it removes blemishes. I find this better than the blemish tool. The only problem is that people just over do it and I cannot stress enough that, Less is More! I see images on Facebook all the time and people look absolutely flawless and like they have just been airbrushed to the MAX! Its too much guys. Gently does it. We are Not Plastic people!
I use the Circle tool, which is fabulous is you are looking slightly tired and its difficult to overdo this tool as it doesn’t really allow you too.
The Brighten tool which brightens the whites of the eyes but be very careful as its so easy to overdo.
Finally the Enlarge tool. Sometimes we squint on images especially if we have a big smile on our faces so this will make our eyes appear very small so this tool is perfect but once again do not overdo it as themes are a major feature on our faces and if you alter too much then it will not look like you, you will just look weird!
Here are a few examples of GENTLE Editing, nothing too extreme.
The one of me with the sunglasses on is a PERFECT example of very
gentle editing but can see that it kind of gives you that polished look.
My friends always tell me that my pictures look great from my phone and even when we are out and we all take pictures they whatsaap them to me then I will edit them and send them back to them, my work never stops ha!!
I use 3 different Apps that I find very easy and simple to use. Sometimes when we over complicate things we get confused, even me who works with images and editing every day of my life!
Each App I use for a different purpose.
Today I am going to talk about, “Perfect 365”.
This is a fantastic app for smoothing out blemishes on the skin and generally just giving a little brightness to the face. Its like having a permanent Make Up Artist in your phone.
Here are a few examples of my images that I have used it for, my skin looks kind of flawless but without being too plastic.
Its so easy to over edit but you have to take a step back and don’t go too over the top. Just remember the saying, ” Less is More” !
Example 1 is the original shot. Example 2 is my edit using Perfect 365 and Example 3 is just how NOT To Edit, its far too much.
7. Loosen up.
Unless you’re a professional model, which rules most of us out! odds are that most of the photos you find yourself in are fun, casual shots with friends. As much you think “posing” for these types of pictures will make you look better, the fact remains that loosing up and having a little fun will almost always make for a more flattering snap. Since you’re not trying as hard, there will be less room for error.
Basically its a continuation of my tips yesterday. Relaxed and natural always captures the best shots. I have got some fabulous shots that are casual but with a little arrangement from me they always look like they have been put together but I ALWAYS think about the composition. Its in my blood, I can’t help it.
As I said yesterday, memories are EVERYTHING.
Always think about a shot before just taking it. You will get better each time you take them and you will love the fact that you can think quickly as how to arrange people. Its a marvellous tool but as I have been a photographer for over 25 years sometimes I do wish I could give my brain a rest, but I CAN’T!!!
Here are some great example of casual shots but the composition is spot on. All taken on my i Phone.
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!
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!
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.
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
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....