Have you heard about FaceTime photoshoots?
Those sessions are unexpectedly beautiful, grain-dappled images done iPhones (androids too) and laptops.
Not a selfie, well, kind of not… because they are, but they also are not. Keep reading…
They do NOT have to be taken via FaceTime only. Zoom or Skype can be use for their virtual photo session too. But all-in-all, folks seem to agree that FaceTime is the best tool for the job.
On the let us be real and credible, I got to say that; Phones and laptops do NOT replace pro cameras – thank goodness. Otherwise we’d all be out of a job. Certainly these virtual photo sessions are a good option to keep your business products up to date, get those Mother’s Day photos, or celebrate graduations. It is a fun, unique, with a cool vintage feel session that reflects the moment we are experiencing now with all this coronavirus stuff.
To ensure we have the best possible images these are my eight most important tips;
Tip 1: Turn on FaceTime Live Photos – this will get you the best quality and simplest shooting experience.
Tip 2: Your home will be our studio – Make sure to tidy up your space and turn off all artificial lighting ahead of time. Natural light will be our friend! A big window or open door will help.
Tip 3: Color, pattern, and shape of the outfits will determine how great the image will look with the backgrounds and lighting. Avoid all-white outfits.
Tip 4: Use a tripod – or tape your phone to something, but hey, a tripod will be better.
Tip 5: Wipe your camera lens before the photoshoot.
Tip 6: Use the back camera, as it has much better quality than the front-facing ‘selfie’ camera. It’s more challenging to direct people when they can’t see me, but I think getting out of your comfort zone is part of the fun!
Tip 7: look at the camera lens, I will be guiding you where to move or details to change.
Tip 8: Wifi signal should be super good! The shutter on mobile devices doesn’t respond as quickly as on a professional camera, and slow WiFi can create additional delays.
Are you ready for your virtual photoshoot?