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Trying a FaceTime Photoshoot

You may have already seen if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (if you're not, check me out) but I and a friend had a go at one of those Facetime photoshoots you might have seen everywhere over lockdown!

There are actually a couple of different ways you can do these shoots, and people have not just been using Facetime, I've seen a few using Zoom as well. One way to do it which I didn't do is you (the photographer) taking screenshots. I didn't even know you could have a little button on the screen that you can just press whilst using Facetime. Seems a lot easier than how I did it!

So I saw a brilliant photographer called Olivia Bossert taking pictures of her screen but using her professional camera. I did the same as her and used the large screen I use for editing to make my good friend Larissa larger. I'm not going to lie this way was very hit and miss for me, and I couldn't quite get my head around the fact that the images were not going to be the high quality I was used to! Some were super pixelated especially when Larissa's connection wasn't very good. But sometimes, it worked, and I'll show you some of my favourites now.

Now if you can't tell, I had quite a few favourites! I ended up sending Larissa just over 40 photos edited in both colour and B&W cause I couldn't decide which I liked better. Now let me tell you... these would not have gone HALF as well if Larissa wasn't such an amazing model. I think I gave her about two directions the whole time? Girls got modelling skills!

I edited all the photographs using Photoshop which has been a relatively new thing for me, so I thought I would share some before and afters because I think it made a simple, but effective difference. I was surprised at how much detail I could get back.

Before's on the left

After's on the right

Well, there you have it! What do you think of the before and afters? I never like to go too over the top with my editing. I wanted to give this a go, and I did! I'm proud of the results, they came out so much better than I was anticipating when I was looking at the back of the camera. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone and trying something new was so much fun.

Check Larissa out here, and of course me!

As always, have a great day.

Lucy x


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