Hello! Corinne here – Just want to tell you about a project that I’ve been working on recently and have absolutely been loving – FaceTime Photoshoots! Social distancing portraits taken from my house and yours.
If theres one good thing to come out of the current lock down (Other than 24/7 time with the cats) is the different ways we’ve been trying to stay creative (Like our Couple Shoot).
When Covid 19 / The Coronavirus began to take over we watched our 2020 weddings being cancelled or postponed one by one – It has been brutal for us and many of our friends in the industry, as well the potential financial issues there was also the shock that we wouldn’t be creating or connecting with people any more – which is one of the biggest reasons we do photography.
How could we stick to the social distancing rules but still connect to people and keep creative? Well, much like we were staying in touch with friends and family anyway – Through FaceTime, Zoom and any other video conferencing apps and look to find ways to take photos too. So we trialled a few things – Screen shots on the laptop, taking actual photos of the screen, screen recording etc. But nothing was giving us what we needed, the quality was shocking with these methods, we knew there had to be another way.
We attended a conference with Photography Farm hosted with the amazing Tim Dunk, (in our opinion the leader in FaceTime Photoshoots) who gave us the answer to our problems! Seriously, check out Tims work, theres a real beautiful high end fashion style to his work which we absolutely love, he is killing it. (Like Tim, we believe in community over competition so for any nerds out there wanting to use the same technique we’ve attached the boring techy bit at the bottom of this post.)
I had now found a way to stay connected and creative in the comfort of everyones own homes.