We thought we would start a new feature for the blog – Before, During and After – a thorough behind-the-scenes of our workshop courses. Previously we have posted behind-the-scenes images of our 1-day live shoot courses, but how about getting a glimpse into the whole process, everything that goes into making the shoot?

Today we have two posts – the first is the Beauty moodboard for our up-coming Beauty Photography course. The starting point for most shoots is an inspiration board – a range of images to see what we want to achieve on the day. So, for this upcoming Beauty Photography course, the idea is to start with fresh, natural makeup and then build-up over the day to more creative looks. You will also see on the moodboard a good selection of different poses and compositions; showing how even from a very close set-up you can achieve a wide variety of images.

Beauty Photography Workshop. Images via Trunk Archive. Photography by (not in order): Liz Collins, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Karen Collins, Alex Cayley, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Ben Hassett, Rennio Maifredi and Jan Welters