The UK's No.1 Supplier of Salon & Spa Equipment.
Now available in the US.

Rated 5.0 by our customers
5/5
Taking before and after photos

Quick Start Guide To Taking Before and After Photos

In our line of business, results sell. A portfolio of case studies will help to sell any of your treatments and for treatments like SkinBase you can also show your client the difference in their appearance from the first treatment. We’ve put together this little Quick Start Guide for taking before and after photos. Following our tips will eliminate distractions from your images and achieve the best possible comparison to highlight your great results.

Quick start guide

  • Neutral expression. No sad face before, happy face after, keep the expression the same in both pictures, preferably a neutral, mouth closed position.
  • Keep the angle the same in all pictures. It’s much easier to compare two pictures when the positioning is the same. Keep the height and distance at which the pictures are taken the same and ensure the same area of the face is included in the pictures. Use a point of reference to help you ensure the after photo is positioned in the same way.
  • Good lighting. Lighting is key and will ensure your images appear in focus. Natural light is best. If you can, position your client near a window, but not with the sun shining directly in. If this isn’t possible use a flash on the camera and have a well-lit room. This will minimise shadows which can make features like wrinkles and scarring appear worse than they are. Try and take the pictures at a similar time of day if you can.
  • Client’s appearance. Keep posture the same. Back straight, shoulders back, head facing directly forward. Remove any makeup for the pictures. Hair tied back away from the face, or use a hairband. Wear the same clothing if possible.
  • Background. A clear background, a blank space of wall is ideal, will ensure there are no distractions from the image.
  • Use the same camera. Difference in camera quality can vary wildly, even between phones. Keep to the same phone or camera and the same settings.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Sign up to hear the latest news from SkinBase

Join our list and get regular industry updates along with news of Skinbase™ product updates and offers.

You might also like...

Skin transformation
Beauty News

Help Clients Achieve the Best Skin Transformation 

Thanks to the rise of social media skincare is more popular than ever. This is a good thing for beauty professionals because people are more open to trying professional treatments. However, advice from non-professionals is easily accessible and potentially damaging. Internet advice is not tailored to particular skin types. Only experts can guarantee the best skin transformations. 

Read More »
Christmas retailing
Beauty News

Get Festive and Master Your Christmas Retailing

The festive season is nearly upon us – and this is the ultimate season for you to plan your retail strategy. This is a key moment to engage with customers. Think of it as your annual profit-boosting opportunity. Read on for key tips.

Read More »