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Have you got the eye for a competition winning image?Here are some tips to make a good image, GREAT.

Image credit: Shaun Buckingham - FG man Barbershop

To take a good and professional photo entry for any barbering competitions , follow these tips:

1. Plan your concept: Decide on the theme, style, and overall look you want to achieve in your photo. You can look at magazines and online images to gain more ideas. This will help you create a cohesive and visually appealing image.

2. Lighting: Proper lighting is crucial for a professional-looking photo. Use natural light or well-placed artificial lighting to highlight the subject and ensure clarity and detail.

3. Composition: Pay attention to the composition of your photo. Use the rule of thirds to create a balanced and visually pleasing image. Consider the background, foreground, and overall framing to enhance the subject.

4. Focus and sharpness: Ensure that your subject is in sharp focus. Use manual focus or autofocus to capture the details of the haircut or style accurately.

5. Background: Choose a clean and uncluttered background that doesn't distract from the main subject. A plain wall or a backdrop that complements the style can work well.

6. Styling and grooming: Make sure the hair is well-styled and groomed. Pay attention to details like stray hairs, flyaways, or uneven lines. Use appropriate products to enhance the style and make it look polished.

7. Props and accessories: If you want to include props or accessories in your photo, make sure they enhance the overall composition and theme. Avoid using too many props that may distract from the main subject.

8. Editing: Post-processing can help enhance the overall look of your photo. Use editing software to adjust exposure, contrast, and color balance. However, avoid excessive editing that may make the photo look unnatural or overly manipulated.

9. Attention to detail: Pay attention to small details, like removing hair cuttings still on the model and placing all stray hairs correctly, These details contribute to the professionalism of the photo.

10. Practice and experimentation: Take multiple shots from different angles and perspectives to find the best composition. Experiment with different lighting setups and poses to capture the perfect shot.

Remember, a professional photo entry should showcase your skills, creativity, and attention to detail. Take your time, plan carefully, and pay attention to every aspect of the photo to create a standout entry for the competition.

A quick phone snap of a customer in the chair after a trim doesn't have the same impact as a well thought out image.


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