My best friend and I have always dreamed of doing a photoshoot together for years, but never were able to because she lives 4,496 miles away in Ohio and I’m in Hawai’i, and our dream came true thanks to FaceTime!!
I have no idea why Dani and I had never thought of doing a photo shoot before via Facetime, but with us all being stuck in quarantine being the “new normal” some creative person came up with the “FaceTime photoshoot challenge” before we could come up with the idea on our own!
My best friend and I took two full days to take advantage of this photo shoot challenge!
Tip: When doing the Facetime photoshoot you need to remember that lighting and communication is key!
When taking photos via Facetime the photos that you are taking through your iPhone they end up in your photos app on your phone. Not in your models photos.
Side note: The only reason my photos ended up being really good quality compared to the ones she took of me is because she used her HD webcam that was hooked up to her Macbook and we had Portrait Orientation Unlocked on both my phone and hers, so that the photos were wider then the actual Facetime presentation being horizontal.
When Dani took photos of me on Friday afternoon we had my iPhone set up on a tripod on FaceTime with the front facing camera facing the location we were shooting and we also had Facebook video on mute set up on our laptops, so we could communicate and see each other.
On Saturday when I took photos of Dani, she had her outfits all planned out and props set up for using during the shoot.
When shooting Dani she started off on her bed doing a few poses with her old fashioned phone that she bought at a thrift store, her polaroid camera and a vinyl record.
After we did a ton of photos on her bed she moved to a chair that she had in her bedroom. She used a coffee mug and put on a beret hat because it looked like she was in a vintage setting.
When we got to the floor she got creative with the orchid plant that was sitting on her floor. She framed her face perfectly and I got a ton of amazing photos of that.
Lastly she laid on the floor on top of a fake fur rug and sprawled her hair out behind her. Those were some of my absolute favorite photos!
It was so much fun getting creative with each-other with 5000 miles away from one another.
I’m seriously so in awe with the photos I got of my best friend Dani! They look like they were taken with a DSLR camera and not with wifi connection.
I highly recommend trying the FaceTime photo challenge if you get the chance too!!