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EP17 – Hair photography with Desmond Murray and Robert Masciave

This week, we’re discussing hair photography how to shoot an award winning collection of photographs. From images for award entries to what makes a great mood board and how to shoot on a budget, it made sense to call upon two of the industries multi-tasking stylists-come-photographers…

On the panel…

Robert Masciave – Owner and founder of Metropolis Hairdressing in Kingston Upon Thames, Robert is a multi-award winning stylist renowned for breathtaking photographic collections and stunning stage work.

Desmond Murray – An award-winning, London-based hairdresser and photographer who consistently breaks new ground both in front of, and behind, the camera.

Hot Topics

  • 1m 15s – Collections for awards
  • 2m 50s – Benefits of entering awards
  • 5m 30s – Shooting process – where to start
  • 7m 36s – What makes a great mood board?
  • 10m 30s – Day of the shoot – Fail to prepare, prepare to fail
  • 12m 36s – Importance of timekeeping
  • 13m 40s – Model casting
  • 17m 00s – Combining award and consumer collection
  • 19m 45s – Shooting on a budget
  • 22m 11s – Images for social media
  • 26m 14s – The editing process


Hosts: Nicky Pope and Lilly Cox

Guests: Robert Masciave and Desmond Murray

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