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Makeup Tips For Your Senior Portraits
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Keeping Acne Out Of Your Senior Pictures
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Gary Haas speaks in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, NV – Gary Haas, owner of Haas Photography of Beaver Dam, WI, along with his son, Adam Haas, recently returned from a speaking engagement at a 3-day Marketing Boot Camp for Professional Photographers in Las Vegas, NV. Gary was one of several featured experts to educate the international audience on the latest technological advances going on in the photography industry.

Gary and Adam have been researching, studying and attending workshops & seminars over the last 14 months to pull together all of the technologies necessary to master on-line marketing. As part of that process they have assembled a team of experts capable of taking complex search-engine technologies and making them work together seamlessly and easily for the average user. The result is a system that helps studio owners supercharge their on-line marketing. Currently, the system is being made available to a core group of charter member studios for further research and development. After that, the program will be rolled out nationally. Studios will have exclusive rights to their own local market area.
Gary states, “A few years ago we realized that we had to upgrade our own website so visitors could find us on-line more easily and would have a better experience on our website once they got there. We were extremely frustrated by the tools available and the hassle of making changes to our site in a timely manner. Everyone we talked to complained about web developers, and how they never got any traffic to their site, and how they never got any business from it, and that it was a big waste of money.  The rapid growth in social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others added another whole challenge, too. About that same time, our son, Adam, joined the studio making it a 3rd generation family business. His interest and abilities added the additional spark we needed. Together, we decided that we would dig in our heels and tackle this huge endeavor.”
“Shortly after that, during one of our monthly entrepreneurial meetings, we met the key people we needed to pull everything together. We soon realized that it would not be practical for any of us to develop this concept for just one studio. That’s when we decided to systemize it and make it available to other studios. It’s been an amazing journey involving hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to get to this point. That’s why it was so encouraging to get more than double the response we anticipated after our presentation in Las Vegas. Obviously there’s a big need for this in the marketplace.”
Haas Photography was started by Gary’s parents, Penny and Duane Haas back in the 1950’s. Throughout the years the Haas family has received numerous awards for photographic excellence and service to the professional photography industry. Penny & Duane are in their mid-nineties now and are constantly amazed at the changes they’ve seen over the years, from B&W photographs with hand oil coloring, to natural color, to digital and now the internet.
Haas Photography specializes in creative high school senior pictures, family pictures and children’s pictures and is located at 110 E Burnett St., Beaver Dam. Visit their website at

Makeup Tips For Your Senior Portraits

Doing your makeup for a photograph is nothing like doing your makeup for the everyday. Girls who realize that are a step ahead of the game when it comes to their senior pictures. Surely you have seen the tragic senior portraits of girls who never had a makeup lesson, right? Too much black eyeliner, big glossy lips, and a trendy razored ‘do that does nothing for their features?

Here are the tips and tricks that you simply must know when doing your makeup and hair for your senior pictures:

  • Foundation – Much as foundation is the key to building a house, it is also the key for building a great face. A lot of clear skinned girls may use a foundation with a shiny or translucent finish; however, in photos, this will definitely give the appearance of an oily face. Instead, use a matte finish liquid foundation and seal it with a loose powder. Avoid mineral makeup – while these powdered gems are great for the everyday, they just don’t work in photos.
  • Eyes – This is the one secret you need to maximize your makeup in your senior pics: Ready? Do not put anything below your eyes besides a slight touch of mascara! Even if you look great with a little lower eyeliner in real life, this will make you totally goth in your senior portraits. Instead, focus on your top lid. Use a neutral color on your lids, and just a whisper of darker powder along your eyelashes. Consider a little shimmer on your brow bone to create contrast.
  • Lips – Lip liner is totally Pam Anderson, and so totally nineties. However, a neutral lip liner that matches the natural color of your kisser is awesome for senior photos. If gives great definition, and gives a base for your lipstick. Avoid lip-gloss – it looks a little too shiny in photos, and can draw focus away from your eyes.
  • Hair – A sleek up-do is usually the best bet. After all, your grandma totally wants to see your pretty face, right? However, if you just plain aren’t an up-do girl, consider a simple blowout the day before you take your senior portraits. Your hair should look simple and sleek, not greasy or overdone. Short haired girls will do well to avoid the mousse or gel they use in the everyday – A lot of product tends to catch the light, and give a “dirty” look in the finished products.

Remember the old adage of “keep it simple, silly!” or “KISS.” A nice subdued look is sure to make you look awesome, and give you senior portraits that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

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Still freaking out about your senior photos? At Haas Photography, we have the skills and expertise to help you make the most of your senior pictures. Visit us for some tips, tricks, and resources.

Keeping Acne Out Of Your Senior Pictures

Senior year can be one of the toughest years of a person’s life. Besides preparing and planning for college, one has to deal with passing all of their classes and exams, even during bouts of “senioritis.”

However, amidst all of the chaos, it is important to find time to plan your senior portraits. Your senior portraits will be the pictures that you have to remember your high school experience by. When taking your high school pictures, it is crucial that you look your best. However, this can be extremely difficult for those high school seniors who struggle with acne. Even if you have suffered from unwanted blemishes all through your high school career, you certainly do not want these pesky pimples to ruin your senior portraits. Here are some tips on how to keep unwanted acne out of your senior pictures.

  • The Right Makeup – Of course, the most obvious way to conceal blemishes is makeup. The equation for a smooth finish is concealer plus foundation and finishing with a loose powder. Guys with acne shouldn’t be embarrassed to use a little makeup in their senior portraits. If done correctly, nobody will be able to notice in the finished product.
  • Prepare – Be sure to prepare for your senior pictures up to three months in advance by employing a good skin care regimen. The right skin care can make a dramatic difference in your complexion. High school students struggling with acne should use a sensitive skin facial cleanser, a toner or cream with at least 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and an oil-free moisturizer. Avoid touching your face, and drink plenty of water.
  • Photoshop – If all else fails, most photography studios do indeed offer photoshop and retouching. This technique can dramatically improve your complexion, and turn bumpy skin blemish free. Be sure to look at samples of the studio’s work before proceeding with their services – This includes seeing a “before” picture. You don’t want to go with a studio that is going to make dramatic changes to your senior pictures. You want to look like yourself, just a better version of yourself.

Even when you are done with your senior portraits, it is a good idea to employ a good skin care regimen if you struggle with acne. This involves a proper diet, a healthy amount of exercise, and the right products. Unfortunately, your senior photographs can be photoshopped – Your real-life cannot be!
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Still freaking out about your senior photos? At Haas Photography, we have the skills and expertise to help you make the most of your senior pictures. Visit us for some tips, tricks, and resources.