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Why Celina Ryden "Fakes" Nail Photos

In the first of an upcoming video series about nail photography, Celina Ryden explains why it's important to put time and effort into your nail photos, how good editing can make sure the image reflects the real-life look of the nails, and why photography is an important part of business branding.

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How to Take Better Nail Photos

NAILS contributing editor and nail tech Holly Schippers shows a few tips on taking better photos of your nail art. She also shows how to e-mail them or share them with us for the chance to get your nail art featured in NAILS Magazine and on our social media. Want to step up your nail photo game? Read our guide to photographing nails, which includes an introduction to DSLR cameras: http://www.nailsmag.com/article/95982/photographing-nail-art

My First Test Shoot

The world of nails can stretch beyond clients and a table. A test shoot is a unique opportunity to work with other professionals and build a portfolio. Nail tech Diane Diaz takes us inside her first test shoot to share what she learned.

EzFlow HD Acrylic 2016 Sneak Peek

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at EzFlow's HD Acrylic ad campaign.

Cover Tech Contest 2016

A Study in Contrast: Once again, NAILS’ readers have spoken, and this year you selected Moscow-based nail tech Anastasia Luksha’s bold but simple design for our cover. Our congratulations and thanks go out to Luksha and the other 11 finalists. After viewing their incredibly imaginative and varied designs, we’re glad that selecting the winner was your job, not ours.

12 Days of Quick Tip 10: Let’s Take a Nailfie

The holidays are busy, but don't forget to take photos of your work. You can even ask clients for help!

Camera and Lighting Tips for Photo/Video Nail Art Tutorials

Jessie Mills shows a behind-the-scenes look at how she sets up for her video nail art tutorials. You Might Also Like: A Nail Tech's Guide to Shooting, Editing Video Photographing Nail Art

Joining Jin Soon in L.A.

NAILS editors Beth Livesay and Sigourney Nuñez met up with manicurist, salon owner, and polish creator Jin Soon Choi in Los Angeles.

Tech Tuesday: The Art of Photography

We (the editors at NAILS) get a lot of questions daily about how to appear in the pages of NAILS. One thing most of our submission guidelines have in common is the need for photos to be emailed to us. We understand you’re not all expert photographers, so we wanted to share with you our tips for submitting quality photos that are sure to help you get published.

Tips For NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Competition

2013 NAILS Next Top Nail Artist first runner-up Lauren Wireman shares her tips for this year's competitors.

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