I will tell you about "how to take case photos of beauty care" in a series. This time, we will talk about "ideal environment and equipment for taking case photos".
The shooting environment is important for taking beautiful case photos.
Just by preparing an environment for "taking case photos", which is different from portrait photography, you will be able to take surprisingly beautiful case photos.
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What kind of room is the ideal environment for taking good case photos?
In this article, I used the vacant treatment room to reproduce the "ideal shooting environment".
The purpose of the case photograph is to express the skin color and facial parts in a normal state. Therefore, we aim for the light to hit the entire face on average.
If sunlight enters, block the light with a blackout curtain.
Ideally, the light conditions should always be the same, not with sunlight, which is affected by the weather, but with artificial light such as indoor lighting fixtures (fluorescent lights, electric lights).
Overall lighting is best, not indirect lighting. If the amount of light is insufficient, use a strobe.
For this shoot, I used a strobe. The strobe is installed directly behind the photographer.
The best background wall color is plain white because it does not affect the skin color.
However, if you want to take a picture of the difference in contour before and after the procedure in an easy-to-understand manner, the face line will look clearer in black instead of white.
Align the camera and face at the same height. Determine the height of the camera with a tripod and fix it firmly so that it does not shake.
It is also recommended to zoom in from a distance of about 1.5 meters from the subject. You can take better pictures by preventing distortion than by moving the camera closer to the subject and taking a close-up shot.
Even if you need a photo of facial parts (eyes only, nose only), take a distance and shoot the entire face. Later, you can trim (cut out) the necessary parts on the data and use them.
To keep the direct light from the fluorescent lights on the ceiling away, keep the subject as close to the wall as possible and away from the fluorescent lights. This is because the shadows under the eyes and under the chin can be reduced by moving away from the fluorescent lights.
The closer it is to the bottom of the fluorescent light, the larger and darker the shadow.
Ideally, the light shines evenly on the entire face when viewed with the naked eye. "
If you have the following equipment, you can take stable and beautiful case photos.
|Equipment name||Purpose||Price range||Remarks||Necessity|
|1, bracket mount|| Speedlight and softbox umbrella, |
Used to fix to a light stand
|About 2,000 yen|| There are other equipment for the same purpose, |
This is more convenient and recommended
|2, speedlight||Keep the amount of light constant||7,000-60,000 yen||It's OK for about 10,000 yen||☆☆☆|
|3, speedlight transmitter||Keep the amount of light constant||4,500-23,000 yen||It's OK for about 5,000 yen||☆☆☆|
|4, tripod||Fix the camera||3,000-20,000 yen||The high-priced product has two independent handles for adjusting the horizontal and vertical on the part where the camera is placed, so it is easy to make fine adjustments.||☆☆☆|
|5, light stand||Fix the light||1,800-9,000 yen||Higher price is more stable||☆☆☆|
|6, box umbrella||Soften the light||About 5,000 yen ~||Convenient to have||☆☆|
If you find it difficult to get all of the above equipment, you can use another tool to achieve the same effect.
If the background is dark or has a pattern, you can take the following measures to prevent the surrounding colors from affecting the subject and take a beautiful case photo.
■ Put a white cloth or paper behind the subject ■ Install reflectors on both sides of the subject ■ Have the subject hold the reflector
If the shooting room is too large, the light will be diffused, but you can also prevent the light from diffusing by sandwiching the subject with a reflector and take a beautiful picture.
■ Install reflectors on both sides of the subject ■ Have the subject hold a reflector (the photo is about 25 x 45 cm)
The reflector version can be replaced with white cardboard.
In the figure on the right, white cardboard (about 40 x 55 cm) is attached to both sides of the subject on a cheap light stand for fixing the light with curing tape.
|White cloth for background|| The background is a color that affects the color of the skin, |
Stick it on the wall when there is a flashy pattern
| 1 sheet |
A size of about 60 to 90 cm is OK
|Reflector||Light reaches the entire face evenly||2 sheets (newsprint size)||☆☆|
|Reflector fixing stand||Fix the reflector||Two||☆|
|Blackout||Use in a room with sunlight to prevent light leakage||1-2 sheets||☆|
|Curing tape||Used to attach a reflector or cloth, or to mark the shooting position||One||☆☆☆|
|Oil blotting paper||Suppress shine||Several sheets||☆|
|Brush (comb)||Straighten hair||One||☆|
If you don't have the space or hassle to install a stand-type strobe, you can use a camera with a ring flash.
You can shoot with a strobe without the hassle and space of installing a strobe. I compared a photo taken with a camera with a ring flash and a photo taken with a strobe installed.
Photos taken with the camera with the ring flash on the left will have less light due to the smaller flash size. In terms of skin color, the yellow color becomes slightly stronger, the light in the eyes is smaller, and the black eyes appear larger.
On the other hand, in the photo taken with the strobe on the right side, the shadow under the chin does not appear strongly and the facial parts can be clearly seen.
Photographed and supervised by photographer Miho Takeuchi
True and accurate communication of the actual effects of aesthetic medicine can give the impression of a reliable clinic.
It is recommended that you stick to beautiful case photos.