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5 Tips for a Successful FaceTime Photo Shoot!

Hello everyone,

I hope you’ve all been staying safe and healthy. I recently had the opportunity to try something I have never done before, a FaceTime photo shoot!

During these past months of quarantine I have seen many photographers doing FaceTime photo shoots and I thought it would be a fun have to not only try something new but be creative as well.

My sister Alli and I haven’t seen each other this year yet and we both agreed this would be such a fun way to collaborate with one another.

Here are my top 5 Tips for a Successful FaceTime Photo shoot! 

  1. Make sure to pre-plan your photo shoot concepts (location at your subjects home, outfits, props) prior to the photo shoot. That will make the shoot run that much smoother.
  2. Pick your start time based on the best lighting at your subjects location and not yours (as the photographer).
  3. Have your subject use the front facing camera during the shoot and not the back camera. It might be a bit harder since your subject won’t be able to see themselves but the quality of the photos will be much more in focus. They can also place a mirror behind their phone in order to see their reflection if needed.
  4. For the photographer, click the live view to screen shot stills during your photo shoot. Then later, when looking at the live view photo you can even click “edit” to screen shot a specific image from that particular photo.
  5. Have your subject use a tripod or stable ledge/surface to limit their phone’s shakiness.

Also, make sure to HAVE FUN. 🙂

Has anyone else tried a FaceTime photo shoot? How did it go?

See more of my work with Alli here.

Stay tuned for future magazine editorials and news items coming soon.

– CJC Photography

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