How To:Getting Ready for Blacklight Photography



IntroductioN


I've gotten lots of questions from customers about what they need for getting ready for my blacklight photoshoots. I get these questions because not a lot of photographers specialize in blacklight photography. I usually do the blacklight makeup myself and all they have to do is show up in clothes that react to blacklight, blacklight contacts (this is optional if you can't put them in) and fluorescent props that show up under blacklight (again this is optional). But I'm going to reveal how I prep people for blacklight photoshoots for you as the reader to know what to expect or how to prepare for the photoshoot yourself if you want to take that option. Preparation time usually take somewhere between thirty minutes to an hour based on skill or how much of your face and body you want to paint.

What You Will Need

  • White or Fluorescent Green Clothes

  • UV Reactive Fabric Dye Set x2

  • Makeup Brushes

  • Blacklight Powder

  • Blacklight Contacts (Optional)

  • Eyeshadow Primer

  • Blacklight Mascara or Blacklight Lashes

  • Blacklight Eyeliner

  • Eyelash Glue (If you went with the Lashes Option)

  • Blacklight Lip Gloss

  • Blacklight Paint

  • Paint Brush

  • Fluorescent Synthetic Green Wig (Don't want green? How to dye a wig a fluorescent will describe later in the blog)

  • Wig Cap

  • Fluorescent Props (optional)

  • Blacklight Flashlight

  • WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT USE PURPLE BLACKLIGHT ANYTHING! IT DOES NOT SHOW UP!