Make-up for Photography Parramatta College

Make-up for Photography


Make-up for Photography course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to empower you to design and apply make-up for photographic shoots in natural and artificial light.  This course will give you the ability to select products and tools to apply photographic make-up in response to a brief from a client or stylist engaged in a photo shoot for various occasions:

  • Weddings
  • Fashion
  • Business
  • Runway
  • Film

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

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Time must be allowed at home to complete theory assessments and to attend the academy for practical assessments on different clients over time.


4 Days - This course will be delivered via face- 2 face at our beauty salon PCC Beauty Academy Level 3, 410 Church Street, Parramatta NSW 2150.  Students are required to allow personal time to practice on clients, review notes complete their learner workbook.

All notes and resources
Government accredited Statement of Attainment on successful assessment from  SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty 

DO I NEED A MODEL -  Yes for the full day

Value $670

Have more questions to ask?
Please feel free to contact the Course Co-Ordinator Esther Kelly on 02 9687 2072 to discuss more about the course or send an email to or

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Beauty Services SHB30121.
  • Design and apply make-up for photography (SHBBMUP010)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.