FaceTime Portrait Photography
Never did I ever think I’d be writing about FaceTime portrait photography. But I’m missing my job. I’m missing pointing my camera at actual people, I’m missing those connections made during my portrait shoots, and I’m missing getting creative. So I thought I’d try my hand at some Facetime portraits to help with some of the things I’m missing. Quite clearly this isn’t the most technically brilliant way to create portraits. The quality isn’t the greatest (particularly if the phone connection is poor), and it’s all a bit hit and miss. But who cares about all of that, I certainly don’t. I’ve only done a handful so far, but already it’s helped massively to lift my spirits. It’s also a lot of fun.
I’ve been able to connect with friends and previous clients, and have virtually travelled overseas too. It’s a new skill that’s for sure. Directing somebody over the phone is quite comical (especially when you’re not 100% certain about what’s left and right). it’s a little like being Alexa, but with more personality.
It’s safe to say I’m very excited about when that time comes to be able to do face to face portrait photography again, but for now this is a great little creative outlet for me. If you fancy a FaceTime portrait shoot with me please get in touch, I’d love to have the chance to get creative with you!