A Vampire a Day: Vampire Make-Up
Seven Must-Know Things About Vampire Make-Up
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But what makeup best emphasizes the vampire character?
Some tips for those who may want to photograph vampires:
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2 - black eyes without catch lights may also work; the lack of catch lights is important, because catch lights in a subject's eyes emphasize the life within the subject. On the other hand, vampires are not alive, they are the undead; therefore, the absence of catch lights can emphasize vampires as lifeless/soulless bodies
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5 - do not, though, stop at these two lighting options. Why not try high-key (the background is completely white) for a less somber image of a vampire
6 - I found the lensbaby quite useful when trying to represent the vampire decomposing or sparkling under natural light (I use a lensbaby composer; it's one of my favorite photographic 'toys' really fun to use). Check out more about the lensbaby at: www.lensbaby.com
7 - as settings: cemeteries work, but don't stop there; old buildings make a great background, depending, again, on the story/message one wants to tell through the image; try to seat the model next to a laptop, or using an iPhone or iPad, to suggest the modern vampire or the vampire's ability to adapt to modern times, no matter of the time of their making
These are only a few suggestions. Possibilities are endless.
Happy Vampire Photo-Shooting and thanks for visiting,
Author of Vampire Fantasies