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by BetteT

iamkoinho
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Будущим стилистам почитать(кстати и не только стилистам, но и MUA и hair stylists):


Some info about portfolios that I've learned along the way:

1. They are never "done" ... you will work on your portfolio for your entire career.

2. Don't expect to have great results in the beginning ... your images will only be as good as the worst team memeber (photographer, makeup/hair, model, stylist, etc.). If you get only one decent image for each shoot you are doing well.

3. Test as often as you can ... testing is only practice. Get together as a team afterwards and analyze what you (everyone) might have done better. Develop a tough skin ... critiques are hard to hear, but result in growth.

4. Test with different photographers and teams. You will learn more quickly and develop your eye for what works well in front of the lens, faster.

5. Constantly "test up" (phrase coined by esteemed L.A. makup artist, Tania Russell) ... meaning look for better and better teams evey time you test. If you are not working with better people, you won't get any better.

6. Learn how to recognize a "better" photographer ... and decline to work with any that won't be able to give you better picture than what you already have.

7. Make it a goal to only test with professional models from good agencies. If the model does not look like she's in the pages of a good fashion magazine, then your pictures won't either. Pick photographers who consistently use good models and negotiate the right to approve the models before you agree to the test. Size and height do matter to a stylist and the face needs to work within the concept. The face of the model is the most important to hair/makeup artists .. if the body is too short/thick ... you can often use a nice beauty shot.

8. A Stylist needs to have lots of "stories" in her book ... not all random single images. You need to prove that you can pull together a bunch of looks that are consistent with the concept/theme/story and make them work together. Makeup and Hair Artists don't need as many stories, but the book should still contain some ... with full body and 3/4 shots ... to proove that they work with great teams to produce professional level stories ... and to break up an otherwise boring book. (Yeah ... I said that ... all beauty shots are boring, IMO. )

9. Some tests just don't work ... expect it, learn from it and move on.

10. I have no idea how many images should be in your portfolio ... but I think that sylists need more than makeup artists (because a single story will be multiple pages .. 4 to 6 usually and sometimes more). Makeup artists usually have anywhere from 10 to about 25 images, a few stories, but a lot of singles. As a stylist, I personally am comfortable with about 30 to 40 images, if most of them are stories ... that would be about 6 stories of 4 or more images and a handfull of strong singles.

11. It's better to have 5 super strong images than 20, of which 15 are mediocre. You will be judged by your worst image ... so you have to be ruthless and narrow it down to only magazine quality images.

12. Expect it to take a couple of years to build a decent portfolio .... dozens and dozens of tests ... many, many of which you will not use.

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2010-12-11 в 15:31 

11. It's better to have 5 super strong images than 20, of which 15 are mediocre. You will be judged by your worst image ... so you have to be ruthless and narrow it down to only magazine quality images.
это, по-моему, вообще ко всем относится. всё время пытаюсь моделям внушить эту мысль - не получается.
хотя теперь я знаю, как лучше её сформулировать - You will be judged by your worst image ...

2010-12-11 в 15:34 

iamkoinho
Аналогично мыслить надо всем, кто носит с собой что-то визуальное букообразное.))

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