Header image: Seattle, WA Photographer Beauty In Focus, UK model Natasha J Bella, The Photo House Studio

We are amazed yet again by the resourcefulness and talent of the members of the PurplePort Community in light of the dramatic changes Lockdown made to the landscape of the model-photography industry. Covid-19 restrictions opened up the playing field in terms of how we work as creatives and gave everyone the chance to come up with new ingenious ways to keep making beautiful images!

Today we’d like to shine the spotlight on some of these industrious collaborators within the PurplePort Community who took these changes in their stride by experimenting with ‘remote shooting’.

What is a Remote or Tethered Photoshoot?

 

Here's a behind the scenes youtube video of PurplePort Model and Studio Owner Natasha J Bella on one of her virtual shoots to give you a visual idea of how this process works. Please check out her profile and youtube channel for more amazing tethered shoot info & images!

The idea is that a photographer can photograph a model from anywhere in the world by using their camera or computer tethering software to have control of the photoshoot and camera shutter. Zoom seems to be a preferred method for communications and screen sharing, which then allows the photographer to use EOS Utility Tethering Software on the model's computer monitor, letting the photographer select the focus point of the camera and click the shutter, meaning that they now own the image copyright.

Virtual Photoshoot Collection from PurplePort

So wow... I think the PP Community has created a totally new photoshoot category! Is the future of model-photography indelibly changed forever? Who knows, but look at all these gorgeous shots!

Please forgive me for not including everyone, there were just too many to choose from, and I am sure many amazing images have slipped under the radar because of a lack of image tags, and image settings - Get using those tags if you want to be a part of photo collections PurplePorters! There is only so much hunting a gal can do :)

For future image tagging in this category please use "Remote Shoot".

 

#1 Natasha shooting tethered from Bangkok!

#2 Photo of Amie on a virtual studio day session in Plymouth, UK

#3 A remote shoot from Norway to the UK, see the full photoshoot

#4  Pink balloon Sweden to Norway remote shoot with PoppySeed Dancer

#5 Shanghai to Leeds tethered photoshoot

#6  Remote capture from photoshoot in model's studio

#7  Virtual shoot long-distance capture by Frankinsella

#8 Long distance shot by riks_pixels

#9 Natasha wearing Gucci on her lockdown photoshoot

#10 A creative remote shoot with model 1Sadie

#11 Tethered headstand capture in Sweden

#12 From Washington to West Yorkshire!

#13 Shooting shadows remotely with Ivory Flame

#14 PoppySeed Dancer pulling out her moves, UK to Sweden!

#15 Remote shooting in isolation

#16 Amazing Facetime shot!

#17 Covid-19 secure shower shoot with Sadie!

#18 A virtual fashion photoshoot session in the studio

#19 Playing with light and shadow remotely

#20 Long distance photoshoot in model Anna's home!

 

We'd love to give a big thank you to all of the talented and resourceful creatives who made this gorgeous photo collection possible! I hope you enjoyed this post, perhaps you found some fun new creatives that you'd like to work with or felt inspired in some way. We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below :)

Are you wondering why your images aren't in this collection? Make sure to use keyword tags on your images, as that's how I find most of your wonderful photos (image tag search), and make sure your 'members-only' and 'opt-out of social media post' settings are turned off!

Feel free to message me, Penelope Purple, with an article or interview suggestion of your own if you have some ideas or feedback that you'd like to share. Watch this space for more model-photography collections and posts!

More Content from the PurplePort Community

Here are some more awesome behind the scenes videos about Remote Shoots and how they work, and they let you know what's on offer from this prolific Photographer & Model team Chris Conway and Amie Boulton at Trident Studio.

                                           

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