Want to do portrait photography in lockdown? Try a FaceTime photoshoot

Want to do portrait photography in lockdown? Try a FaceTime photoshoot
(Image credit: Louise Carey)

With lockdown in full swing in many countries around the world, it doesn't look likely that photographers will be able to go on their next portrait photography shoot for a while. However, even though you can't physically meet your model, you can still have fun with portrait photography through the magic of a FaceTime photoshoot.

This coronavirus-induced trend might skate on the line between futuristic and dystopian, but it's actually a really fun way to flex your photographic muscles. One of the genuine benefits is that it forces you to practice your direction skills, so if this is a weak area you've been looking to improve then you might want to consider a FaceTime photoshoot. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.