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Corporate shots For Willis Towers with YH Studios

Corporate Photo Shoot with Willis Towers with YH studios and the Lipstick Makeup Institute team 

The YH studios and the Lipstick Makeup Institute team had great fun shooting corporate photographs recently with Willis Towers. We shoot   for many companies in Dubai.

Clients can come to the studio or we can visit your company. Whatever is easiest.

The team at work! 

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For Willis Towers we went to their offices and set up our very own studio and make up – hair station.

We had a fabulous morning with the amazing team at Willis Towers, meeting them all and having fun with them.

The Hair and Makeup stations

Hair was looking perfect after we get our hands on it
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Testing Shots 

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The YH studio team alway have such enjoyable days when they get to do corporate shoots, we get to meet so many great people and it creates new relationships.  We work around you. We know how busy your day gets so are flexible to visit your office or you to come to our studio between your meetings.

Come and meet our wonderful team at YH Studios and the Lipstick Makeup Institute  we will look after your corporate needst.  We guide you through your shoot.  Make sure so you look your best and natural.

We take shots from different angles, different posies so you can choose the right one for you.

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Corporate shots for your company website.

Having corporate photographs on your  website it makes your company much more personal and professional.

You feel like before you have met this company you already get to know them. Call us for your best shots!

 

photoshoot for Valentines

Hello everyone

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.

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UK Wedding Shoot with Yasmin Hussain

Well, I was honoured and extremely chuffed to be invited to the UK to do a wedding shoot. As with anywhere in the world, its so difficult to get someone to do something professional, reliable and consistent. I am all these I am very glad to say. Years of practise with photography.

So my reputation proceeds me., which I am happy to say!

On the morning though my heart did sink For Kerry and Lee as the heavens opened. I did however have faith in the British weather. It changes at the drop of a hat and I was relying on this! True to my word it did and we got some incredible shots by the lake and the swans all decided to fly together and this just created a perfect original wedding shot. Just what I like!

I try to bring some kind of editorial feel into a shoot.  Clients think  they want really traditional as this is what makes it more interesting. We always think we know what we want but when we are offered something slightly different then , normally, we love it. Its not because we didn’t want it in the first place. Its just that we did not understand it or imagine how it would be. Once in context then we generally like it.

I just love the one of Kerry with the cigarette hanging out of her mouth. On the day I really wished that I had brought a leather jacket with me and a pair of boots.   Kerry could have worn them. The shot I would have got would have been , “wicked”. The outfit would be fit for any #nightclub in the UK or Dubai!

 

It reminded me of a shoot for a magazine I used to work forin Cheltenham called Cotswold Style” I shot a beautiful model in a similar outfit sat on a chair with the Union Jack! It was for the Queens Jubilee.

 

Enjoy the images. I loved shooting them. I just wished I had my make up team with me @thelipstickmakeupinstitute.

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This is one of my Favourite images!

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We Just love it!!

 

The last blog we said’ Its certainly not make up to go out partying to Barasti or Mahiki ha ha.” Well this make up for sure is just the opposite.

 

Here is a sneak preview at one of the images!

 

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Behind the scenes of the desert shoot for The White Sensation

Working in the fashion industry as a makeup artist, or model, or photographer you will always have some great locations to work at.

This was the case yesterday. The Lipstick Makeup Institute the sister company of YH Studios was participating in this great project to provide hair and makeup services.

We were lucky as the model was gorgeous and very talented, the location was just perfect, the designer dresses really unique and edgy so the whole team was just wonderful to work with.

The main theme was to create an energetic, stylish and sexy style for the Sensation Party which will be held in Dubai in November.

We all know the Sensation is one of the biggest happening in the party scene because of its shows and a wonderful atmosphere on the whole event.

We were working on 10 different outfits and different locations.

We all know the its July and desert. It was 50 degrees outside  but we did it. The poses, face expressions, the hair and makeup should be perfect not because the whole team is very professional but because these images will be the marketing material for the White Sensation Party. Was a huge work and not easy to be 10 hours outside in 50 degrees, but when you are working with real passionate people this is not a challenge, maybe it is but we did it!!

Lets see some awesome behind the scenes pictures so you can get a bit of an impression about the whole concept.

The first outfit:

Preparing the model

As we can see the first outfit and the whole styling is very feminine, the hair and makeup is basic just to enhance the models natural beauty.

Lets start!

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And the Team is on Set..lets start this amazing journey on a great location.

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The next outfit

Is more sporty, dynamic and sexy

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Our third outfit is feminine and classy with a soft hairstyle and soft but defined eye makeup.

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Beautiful fuchsia lipstick matching with the gorgeous necklace

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The next outfit was our favourite one!

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Harley Davidson and our gorgeous model

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No photoshoot without having fun.

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See you at Sensation Dubai is the title of the next scene

Our gorgeous ladies posing on the motorcycle in Kristina Fidleskaya design

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We were really enjoying preparing the whole shoot for the White Sensation Party Dubai.

Hope you enjoyed too..

Cant wait to see the final images

See you all at The White Sensation in Dubai

Stay tuned

 

 

Party night at Mahiki Night Club

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.

 

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SECRET number 3: How to pose correctly to always look your BEST!

3.  Twist your body and position your arms

Ah, the old red carpet trick: Position your body 45 degrees and put the arm closest to the camera on your hip. Then plant one foot slightly in front of the other, point your toe to the camera and place your weight on your back leg. This gives the body a slight angle and angles without you even knowing it creates interest and appeal. 

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Think about it in easy terms. A pole that just goes from floor to ceiling looks ok but a pole that has twists and turns will always make you look longer with interest. 

Ever wonder why every celebrity poses with her camera-facing arm on her hip? It’s because that particular move ensures that her upper arm isn’t smooshed against her body making it look flattened and fat even if they are the skinniest person alive.  If you find the hand-on-hip pose to be a bit forced, try holding your arms out from your sides ever so slightly.

Below is a classic example. These are my friends and we just messing around in the make up area in the studio. The girl on the right is Max and see she is facing straight onto the camera but the second shot she is turned on an angle and the classic arm on the hip. This gives the body more shape, angles that cause the eye to stay longer looking at her. Her body looks more interesting and becomes a very flattering shot!

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SECRET number 2: How to pose correctly to always look your BEST!

2. Angle your face
Unless you’re being snapped by a professional portait photographer, like me! it’s key to avoid direct head-on shots. Why? Because there’ll be an absence of shadows, which could make your face look wider, larger, or slightly discolored. Instead, stand slightly sideways and tilt your chin a little bit upward or a tad downward. From there, be sure to look at something just above your natural line of sight.
This angle also will give the shape and cheekbones more definition. The light will highlight the petruding parts of the face and therefore cause a shadow underneath making your face looked more chiseled and defined. Your eyes will drop with your face so you will have to look upwards which is seductive, sweet and very attractive Try it! and I promise when you do this, even now as you are stood or sat reading this, drop your head and look up you will immediately feel sexy and a little smile will come on your face.

I know you are trying it, am I right??

The samples attached are a perfect example of this. they are just selfies taken by me and you can see exactly what I mean. Shot 1 is me with my head straight on and my face looks rounder than shot 2 which looks more defined making it look contoured which is done by makeup.

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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 2 of Tips & Tricks of studio lighting techniques

 

IMG_9534As I said yesterday there are a few basic rules we need to follow but and the way in which we see our subject the lighting will change from photographer to  photographer.

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.