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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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
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
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
Southern California Hair & Makeup Artists We Recommend
Face by Rach (Makeup only)
Kayla Weiss (Hair only)
Kymberli McKanna (Hair and makeup)
Rhonda Laurenson (Hair and makeup) Rhonda’s IG is private, so if you’d like to get ahold of her, drop us a comment and we’ll make it happen!
Beauty by Miss Ruby (Hair and makeup- specializes in pinup styles)
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