3 Simple Tips for Working with a Makeup Artist

As far as editorial work is concerned, proper communication between a photographer and makeup artist is essential to having a successful shoot. Unfortunately, while we belong to the same industry, we don’t always speak the same language. I’ve experienced the brilliant, the okay, and the seriously ugly end-results of shoots where the team just didn’t gel. In fact, I’m sure we all have. Luckily, grumpy shoots and awkward pictures can be avoided with these simple tips I’ve listed for you!

3) Create A Mood Board

mood board

Providing a MUA with a simple mood board can be a great way to show them the theme of the shoot. Assemble a collection of photos that represent the look of the end product you’d want. Point out specific things you really like and why, and be firm about what you don’t want.

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