Episode 46: The Ultimate Guide to a DIY Personal Brand Photo Shoot

Sometimes small business owners just don’t have the funds for a pro brand photo shoot. But that’s no excuse for continuing to use your iPhone for all of your brand photography! That’s why this week on The Decorettes, Jess and Steph and delivering their ultimate guide to a DIY personal brand photo shoot so you can do the best you can with a small monetary investment. Your business will thank you and your clients will be impressed!

Sometimes small business owners just don’t have the funds for a pro brand photo shoot. But that’s no excuse for continuing to use your iPhone for all of your brand photography! That’s why this week on The Decorettes, Jess and Steph and delivering their ultimate guide to a DIY personal brand photo shoot so you can do the best you can with a small monetary investment. Your business will thank you and your clients will be impressed!

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    Topics Discussed:

    • The types of photos you might be able to DIY, and the ones you shouldn’t

    • The characteristics of the perfect brand photography DIY candidate

    • Tips for doing your own hair and makeup

    • DIY Tips:

      • Find a friend or a college student

      • Rent a camera (try Borrow Lenses)

        • We recommend a Canon Mark iv and a good standard lens (24-70mm with an f-Stop of 2.8)

      • Rent or buy a large reflector like this one.

      • Rent a sturdy tripod.

      • Get familiar with the camera and its manual features or choose to go with aperture priority or shutter priority

      • Shoot in RAW

      • Make a Pinterest board of poses and inspiration

      • Posing tips

      • Edit your photos in Lightroom or Photoshop

        • If you have these apps, watch some videos on YouTube or Skillshare

    • Determine Your Brand Photography Option:

      • Hire a photographer and glam squad (no DIY)

      • Hire a photographer and do your own hair and makeup

      • DIY everything using the tips in this episode

    Show Resources:

    Southern California Hair & Makeup Artists We Recommend

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    Episode 43: Tips for Establishing a Relationship with Your Brand Photographer with Mary Costa

    Sometimes small business owners just don’t have the funds for a pro brand photo shoot. But that’s no excuse for continuing to use your iPhone for all of your brand photography! That’s why this week on The Decorettes, Jess and Steph and delivering their ultimate guide to a DIY personal brand photo shoot so you can do the best you can with a small monetary investment. Your business will thank you and your clients will be impressed!

    Sometimes small business owners just don’t have the funds for a pro brand photo shoot. But that’s no excuse for continuing to use your iPhone for all of your brand photography! That’s why this week on The Decorettes, Jess and Steph and delivering their ultimate guide to a DIY personal brand photo shoot so you can do the best you can with a small monetary investment. Your business will thank you and your clients will be impressed!

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