So you’ve done your practice and training, your kit is ready to go and you’re ready to get out there as a makeup artist, there is this overwhelming feeling of where do I go next? You could just advertise in local papers or via cards / word of mouth, but in this digital age businesses need to have a web presence and for that you need images.
Word of mouth is excellent as well of course, but where do people go to see images of work you have done – unless you are prepared to go to every person to show them your physical portfolio then you need to have the images somewhere online as well.
How to get images? These need to be high quality and not taken on your phone, for example. You could take photos yourself if you have a decent camera, but better yet is to try and organise some test shoots- where the photographer, model and yourself give time and skills for free, and you all get photos out of it at the end.
I joined model mayhem but found that it was a bit hit and miss, I had three photoshoots arranged with two different people – all of them were cancelled, unless they can give you specifics of date, time, location then avoid as it is probably not going to happen. Continue reading