Good lighting is essential for capturing beautiful pictures of your work as a nail tech. The right lighting can highlight a manicure’s true colours as well as any detail. Natural light is the best option for taking photos of your work, but if that’s not possible, invest in a good set of studio lights or a ring light. Make sure that the light source is not too harsh or too dim – find the perfect balance to illuminate your work and avoid any unnecessary shadows.
Choosing the right background can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your photos! A plain background or an aesthetically pleasing background is the best way to add visual interest to your photos (just make sure not to clash any colours!)
It’s more than just holding your camera steady and snapping a quick shot. You want to consider the composition of the entire photo, and that includes the angle. One of the best angles for nail art photography is a top-down shot. This allows you to capture the entire design while keeping your hand steady and in focus. You can also experiment with different angles, such as a side shot or even a close-up of one nail. Just make sure that the focus is always on your nail art.
As well as the right angles, it’s also good to pose your clients’ hands in a natural way to avoid making them look stiff and awkward.