Shoot an ad for a local cosmetics company. Use something as a prop to help stage the cosmetic(s) you choose to shoot. Perhaps a stone, or a flower, or a lovely piece of wood. Set off the cosmetic item with a single, dramatic item. It doesn’t have to be in focus, and it is there only to reinforce the cosmetic item.
THOUGHT BEHIND THE SHOT:
I love the design of the packaging of this all-in-one makeup for face and eyes, but the color palette is very nude & neutral. So I decided to create a dramatic effect to the provided brush – by having fun with the blusher powder. Hence, layering of images are required.
I decided there need to be multiple images with different lighting setups:
- The base image of the makeup box and the brush (darker exposure)
- The base image of the makeup box and the brush (correct exposure)
- A brighter bristle brush shot.
(Note: The above 1-3 images need to be created first before the mess begins with the flying powders)
- One clean image of some blusher powder on top of the brush bristle.
- A few shots of the flying powder effect. I found the best way to make the powder fly is by tapping a straw on the top of the brush.
ADDITIONAL BTS IMAGES: