What is Keune Advanced Academy’s Editorial Workshop All About?
By Amber Skryzpek | August 4th, 2017
As you flip through the latest issue of Vogue or Elle, do you ever wonder what goes into creating the pictures on the pages? From the hair and makeup to the wardrobe and the photographer, there’s a lot involved, and it certainly takes a village to get those glossy photos. Keune Advanced Academy’s Editorial Workshop walks you through every aspect of a photo shoot. You truly get to see the process unfold from the beginning to the end. I can personally attest to the fact that having the opportunity to capture your artistic vision in beautiful images that you can use to create a portfolio or add to one that already exists, is a career-changing experience.
A Hands-on Learning Experience
As hairstylists, I think it’s important that we always continue to push ourselves, and try new things. I’ve worked behind the chair for 10 years, but stepping on set and working behind a camera felt completely different. The hair you didn’t see in the chair all of a sudden pops up on the screen, and the makeup that you thought was too much, all of a sudden, is not enough. During this program, you begin to train your eye to see what the camera is going to see. Yes, you walk away with four fully processed, magazine-quality, portfolio ready photographs, but you also walk away never looking at hair the same way again.
The Pieces of the Editorial Puzzle
The excitement starts the minute you see your vision come to life. There are so many elements that have to come together to carry out a successful photo shoot. One of the key pieces of the puzzle for me was creating a mood board. This not only helps keep you on track with your vision, but also shows you that images can speaker louder than words when trying to communicate it to the makeup artist and the stylist.
Celebrity photographer Harold Daniels is a pleasure to work with during Keune Advanced Academy’s Editorial Workshop. He takes the time to guide each of program attendee through the process to help your unique vision come to life. You may have seen his work while you were reading Elle, as he has captured images from musicians and celebrities such as Jacob Latimore, John Legend and Janelle Monae.
If you’re looking to challenge yourself and take your career to the next level, I would highly suggest attending Keune Advanced Academy’s Editorial Workshop program. The next one at Keune Advanced Academy in Atlanta is on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, 2017. Register here.
Not in the Atlanta area? Check out Keune’s Satellite Academy in Brooklyn, New York. Watch of Hair & Co BKLYN Owner Shannon King talk about the two exciting upcoming classes in this short video: Watch Video
See you there!
Amber Skrzypek is Keune Haircosmetics USA’s Technical Director. See all of Keune Advanced Academy’s upcoming programs here.