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A massive amount of makeup artists claim that they no longer do test shoots. The reasons given for such statement is most often one of the following three claims.
1. They no longer need to.
2. They deserve to be paid.
3. Testing is a waste of time.
If an artist states that they feel that they no longer need to do test shoots, this would mean that they believe that their portfolio is amazing and shows their superior level of expertise. Which would also result in getting them constant work, earning great money. However, this is almost never the case. I typically share the fact that Kevyn Aucoin worked 5-6 days a week, had an absolutely amazing portfolio, and was earning $10k per job… And he still tested every Friday until the day he died.
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Artists that claim they deserve to be paid, and sarcastically say things like, “Images don’t pay my bills” make it very clear that they are completely unaware of how the industry works as well as they are telling the world that they’re clueless as to the actual purpose and importance of a strong portfolio. An artists book is necessary to prove their level of skill… or lack thereof. Our portfolios are what allow us to secure jobs that our images PROVE we are worthy of. The more impressive the portfolio the more work artist can get and qualify for.
After 35+ years in the industry, I’ve learned that the real reason that makeup artists stop testing because they had bad experiences on test shoots. And instead of learning from their mistakes, improving their skills and quality of work, they prefer to place blame on the photographers, models and sometimes the industry as a whole. Claiming testing to be a waste of time. When in actuality, their shoot most likely resulted in a waste of time because of one or multiple things that they don’t know they did wrong. If this is you, I urge you to stop paying a victim role and take control of your career. No one else will. These people also often claim that the reason they aren’t working is because others are undercutting them. So false.
Although you and all other artists may have had bad experiences with test shoots (trust me there are many to have!) Regardless if you have or have not said the words, “I don’t test,” I’m sure you have heard other artists claim such things. I challenge you to start testing and grow your craft. Because you CAN create amazing images from a test shoot once you know how. You CAN get test shoots published once you know how. You CAN qualify for more work with test shoot images, once you know how. You CAN start working with bigger and better crews of talent, once you know how. You CAN earn more money, once you know how. You CAN get signed by an agency, once you know how. For those that desire to learn how to build a great portfolio and achieve career success, this brand new webinar is for you.
This 3+ hr recorded webinar is $140
How It Works…
To watch this video training seminar, it requires a reliable internet connection that is able to handle video content, as well as Adobe flash software. Both are available on most newer computers, laptops, tabs and on some cell phones. A quick Google search to ensure your devices are compatible is highly recommended. After enrolling online, a user-friendly link will be sent within 3 business days. The email will include simple instructions to download Adobe flash if it is not already installed on your device. This assures that logging into the seminar is quick and easy. The video training will be available to view as may times as you like for 72 hours from the time the link is sent.
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