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.

  • The Half Shoot

    Perfect for competition entries, the half shoot focuses on 2 or 3 nail designs and themes.

  • £300
  • Photography for 2 or 3 nails designs and themes.
  • Input and advice for planning the shoot (props, makeup, backgrounds, theme advice)
  • Up to 2 images from each design or theme fully edited to a high standard, but within competition rules and guidelines. I can also provide (if applicable) images that are edited beyond what the competition rules allow. Generally competitions allow up to 25% of an image to be edited and no editing on the nails.
  • The images are provided in full resolution allowing you to use them as advertising, magazines ads and submissions as well as competition entries and social media.
  • The half shoot generally lasts up to 4 hours and can take place at a time and location suitable for you. For those outside of East Anglia or London, a small travel fee may be applied.
  • The Full Shoot

    Perfect for ad campaigns, competitions, and magazine submissions

  • £600
  • Photography for up to 7 nails designs and themes.
  • Input and advice for planning the shoot (props, makeup, backgrounds, theme advice)
  • Up to 2 images from each design or theme fully edited to a high standard, but within competition rules and guidelines. I can also provide (if applicable) images that are edited beyond what the competition rules allow. Generally competitions allow up to 25% of an image to be edited and no editing on the nails.
  • The images are provided in full resolution allowing you to use them as advertising, magazines ads and submissions as well as competition entries and social media.
  • A full shoot generally will last all day and can take place at a time and location that is suitable for you. For those outside of East Anglia or London, a small travel fee may apply.

Can We Talk About My Shoot?

 

Definitely!  I am always available to chat about your shoot, your requirements, and what you are looking for.  I want to ensure that the images we create are the best images we can create for your designs.  I can offer as much input into the styling of the shoot as you want, or I can be as hands off as you want.  Having photographed nails and nail art for a few years now, I have a good understanding of what does and doesn't work for nail portrait photography.  I give each shoot my full attention and want to give you the best possible images that I can for your nails.

 

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