Photography For Makeup Artists 

The beauty industry is rapidly changing and evolving. Roles in beauty are shifting and molding in very unexpected ways. A fast-emerging trend is makeup artists operating behind the lens who are making major waves with this synergistic approach to beauty. Danessa Myricks has embraced this synergy wholeheartedly creating breath taking images for both herself and her clients and now she wants to show you how to do the same things too!


An Introduction - Seeing The World of Beauty Behind The Lens 

I didn’t start out wanting to be a photographer. I really just wanted to be able to take photos of my own work  to critique my makeup skills & build up my confidence as an artist. I was looking to create more content to help build a following & attract more clients. What I didn’t know is that learning photography would change my life and career forever ! I hope it does the same for you!

Danessa found a way to make shooting easy to understand by approaching it in the same way she approaches makeup.  She realized learning photography concepts and set ups using makeup artistry concepts and terms made shooting so much easier to understand and so much more fun! 


Start exploring and creating with the basic fundamentals now!

This course class is an introduction to photography for makeup artists and is ideal for artists working in any print medium including bridal, editorial, head shot and other print work. It’s also essential for any artist who wants to know more about creating and capturing the perfect makeup application for every lighting environment. 

Danessa will share her experience from both sides of the camera as she reviews all that is involved in creating flawless looks for photography. This class is designed to help you better understand the details and create and apply camera ready makeup that makes an impact.


You will learn:

  • The Fundamentals - Core photography concepts to understand before you get started
  • The different types of lighting
  • Modifying your light to compliment the makeup and vice versa
  • The synergy between your makeup and the photography lighting
  • How lighting effects, the look of the texture of the skin
  • Highlighting and contouring with light
  • Understanding how to use reflectors & gels
  • Camera settings and lighting set ups to help get you started including her magic formula for taking beautiful beauty photos!
  • Outline of Products and tools needed to get you started

And so much more!


Bonus Content

Watch two 90 minute keynote presentations on Makeup for Photography and The Synergy between makeup artists and photographer on set!

Bonus 1

Join me for a live keynote presentation For the Makeup show where I share all my tips and strategies I use when designing makeup  For Photography Enjoy!

In this introduction I share my story and how understanding how learning about photography changed the trajectory of my career! 

Download the PowerPoint presentation and follow along !

-90 minutes

Bonus 2

Watch as  World Renown photographer Matthew Jorden Smith and I share the stage at The Make Up Show New York discussing the synergistic approach for collaboration between makeup artists and photographers

-90 Minutes



"Danessa!!! I'm here for it. Thank you beyond for sharing this and standing in your light. I love you eternally and beyond. Cant wait to actually start producing content of my own. I'm feeling this will be my baby step to a leap for comprehending the how and why of a beautiful image. Seriously I'm so happy I cant feel my feet on the ground.
Soooooo much gratitude!" -- Stephanie

WOW this was a very informative and great lesson. I have been waiting for your photography course for a few years, I’m so glad you provided it to us at a good price point. --Lisa

So glad I took this course I have a bit of photography knowledge but it was great to see it all in relation to makeup. I’m ready to go shoot something!  --Katlyn

Register Now!

Disclaimer: These courses are full of demonstrations and techniques that Danessa Myricks has developed and throughout her career.  These digital workshops are designed to be a deep dive into Danessa’s personal style of makeup and the products she uses. These courses are not part of the US department of Education  & State Education Departments licensed course guidelines and are not intended for this purpose

Register Now