Nail and Nail Art Photography
Nails... they are simply amazing and it's one of my absolute favourite things to photograph. I have photographed nails for competitions and for the industry for a few years now, and everytime I do a nail portrait shoot I get excited. The nails, the themes, the finished results... and getting to see the nail creators win competitions all make photographing nails amazing.
Why You Need Photos of Your Nail Art?
Besides wanting to immortalise your nail creations, there are a few reasons that you might want to commission a photographer for your nail art.
- Competition Entries - Good photography can make a world of difference in nail competitions. A good photographer will know the best poses to show the best aspects of the nails, as well as the best compositions that the judges will be looking for. A good photographer also understands the rules of the entries and what can and cannot be edited for the competition... you don't want your work disqualified because of your photographer! A good photographer will use lighting in a way that will show the judges just how good your work is. Good lighting will highlight imperfections in the nails... this might sound bad, but it also means that when your nails are great they will look great and the judges will be able to see that they are great because of the way the light falls on the nails.
- Advertising - Nothing brings in more clients like amazing photography of the nails that you create. We have all seen pictures in advertisements that have driven us to purchase something. Great portraits of people with your nails will provide you with a high return on investment for the amount of clients they can bring you.
- Magazine submissions - Industry magazines love submission of amazing work, and having a great article written about you in an industry magazine can do wonders for you reputation and your business. Don't submit iphone images to a magazine. Have a shoot done and give the submission and article more impact!
This All Sound Great, But What's the Cost?
The cost isn't as much as you are thinking! For nail art portrait photography, I operate on two options. A full shoot and a half shoot... it's that simple. Below are those options broken down.