Essential Makeup Tips For Photos & Videos

Learn How to Use Makeup in Photos and Videos
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

In this course, Essential Makeup Tips For Photos & Videos, you will learn how to use makeup for photo and video applications, both of which require a different approach from everyday makeup.

How makeup looks in real life is one thing, but now with high-definition video being used everywhere along with flash and lighting to consider, applying makeup for photo and video is another story.

With the rise of high-definition being used just about everywhere, viewers are able to see more than they ever have before, so good makeup is very important, both for men and women.

The Essential Makeup Tips For Photos & Videos course teaches you the proper techniques for applying makeup. And if you are a professional photographer or videographer then this course is a must have for getting better results.

What You'll Learn

With the help of a makeup pro, this course teaches you the basics of makeup for photo and video. You will learn about what products to use, how to apply makeup, how much to use, and more

By the end of this course, you'll know how to apply makeup for photo or video. And with a few makeup supplies and a bit of practice, any photographer or videographer can develop enough skill to apply basic makeup and make your subjects look great, while also appearing completely natural.

What are the requirements?

  • basic knowledge of video & photography

What am I going to get from this course?

  • how to apply makeup for photography & video
  • applying makeup for different skin tones
  • what products to use
  • uses of the different types of makeup
  • makeup tools & applicators
  • makeup tips that will help your shoots look great
  • quick and easy to use tips for applying makeup
  • much more!

Who is the target audience?

  • photographers
  • videographers
  • film makers
  • anyone looking to get better results in photos & videos
  • anyone looking for makeup tips that will help your shoots look great

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

In our everyday lives, we think of makeup as a product that is almost exclusively worn by women. In the photo and video world, all things are equal. In this video you will learn why everyone can benefit from a bit of makeup. We'll show how to mask blemishes, even out skin tones, reduce shine, contour the face, and make the eyes pop.

Section 2: Makeup and Skin Types

Skin type can be important when factoring in what makeup to use and how to prepare the skin for makeup. In this lesson you will learn how to approach different skin types.


When getting into makeup, you will see a lot of terms like primer, concealer, foundation, powder, and more. In this lesson you will learn what these types are and what they are typically used for.


Makeup Applicators

Just like paint, makeup requires different tools to apply different types. In this lesson you will learn about the various tools used to apply makeup.

Section 3: Makeup for Photos and Videos

Makeup for Photography

High-power strobes and telephoto lenses allow us to see faces in great detail, and getting the makeup right is critical. In this lesson you will learn how photography changes how you apply makeup. We'll take a "less is more" approach, and show how makeup reflects light differently depending on your flash.


Makeup for Video

Just like makeup for photography, applying makeup for video is going to be different than how you apply makeup for going to a party. In this lesson you will learn about how to approach makeup for video.

Section 4: Makeup Demonstrations

In this video you will learn how to approach makeup for women with lighter skin tones


The Beauty Look

In this video you are going to learn how to build a contoured look for a fashion headshot.


In this video you will learn how to approach makeup for men with darker skin tones.


In this video you will learn how to approach makeup for women with medium skin tones.

Section 5: Preparing For A Shoot

Hiring a professional makeup artist for a shoot for the first time can be a little intimidating. In this lesson you will learn about the benefits of using a makeup artist, how to communicate with them and your clients, and what to look for in a makeup artist.


Sometimes it's impractical to hire a makeup artist because your project doesn't have the budget or you are shooting some quick-turnaround work. In these situations it can be helpful to have a bit of makeup on hand to handle some minor quick fixes. In this lesson you will learn about some products you might want to have in your kit.

Section 6: Conclusion

In this last lesson you will learn some final makeup tips that will help your shoots look great!

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Instructor Biography

Dave B., Photographer, Videographer, Blogger and Entrepreneur

David is a Videographer, Photographer, Producer, Entrepreneur & Web Content Manager.

David started his professional videography & photography businesses at the young age of 19 where he mainly worked within the sport of snowboarding. He has since expanded his services and now specializes in business promotional content and a wide variety of other camerawork.

Dave's work has taken him to Africa, Europe, Cuba, most of the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Canada and all over the United States.

His clients make up a list of who's who of the Fortune 500: General Electric, Verizon, Costco, Sears, Ford, Coca-Cola, Macy's, 3M, AT&T, and Kraft Foods, to name a few.

He has also worked for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel, History Channel, A&E, and ESPN.

His aim is to teach individuals and small businesses ways to create better videos and photos.

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