I hear you say what is a virtual photoshoot and what’s the buzz about it? Well with the Covid pandemic and the governments restrictions to protect us, it isn’t always possible to meet with a photographer for a photoshoot.
A virtual photoshoot is a shoot done virtually via Zoom or Facetime using the your mobile phone’s or tablet’s back camera. The photographer then takes pictures of the model remotely using their computer or tablet. Therefore you can get your shoot done from the comforts of your home without breaching any social distancing restrictions even if you are shielding.
About 2 weeks ago I’ve seen and liked a picture taken by a local photographer based on the Isle of Wight called Michelle Jackson on Instragram. I have to admit I didn’t read the picture description and just liked how Michelle’s work looked! Click here to see Michelle Jackson Photography beautiful but yet budget friendly work on IG.
Before I share my virtual photoshoot experience, I’d like to say that I’m very thankful to Michelle Jackson for giving me the opportunity to experience a virtual photoshoot and sponsoring the shoot!
Michelle isn’t just a photographer, but also wrote & self published the book “All Because The Lady Loves…Wedding Cake” by Petra Kluske.
Virtual photoshoots have been popular with Celebrities during the lockdown
My experience of the virtual photoshoot
I was very excited to try a virtual photoshoot, as I’ve never done a virtual shoot via FaceTime before. I have to admit I was also a little nervous, because I’m more used to a traditional photoshoot with a photographer standing in front of me with a camera. During a virtual shoot, you won’t have a photographer in the room or space. Instead it is just yourself with the back camera of your phone or tablet pointing at you. You may feel more comfortable with this if you get nervous having a photographer standing in front of you taking pictures. Though I was nervous, I very quickly got comfortable thanks to Michelle. She made the photoshoot so much fun, that I forgot how nervous I was! Also another plus was that Michelle is a female photographer. I’m not sure why, but I feel much more comfortable with a female photographer than a male one.
How much does a virtual photoshoot cost?
As you probably know, photoshoots can be very pricey. With some photographers charging per picture! On average virtual photoshoots cost approximately £60 for about 12 images. However if you want a professional photoshoot without the hefty price tag, I highly recommend Michelle Jackson’s virtual photoshoot! The budget friendly £39 shoot lasts about 30 minutes in which Michelle produces lots of beautiful pictures. Within 24 hrs you will then be sent about a few images to get a glimpse of her work. Once she has completed cropping & editing the pictures she will then send the remaining to you, which is a lot more than you would usually get elsewhere. That’s a bargain! And the beauty is you don’t have to leave your home or live local to do the shoot!
Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a shoot? I think a virtual photoshoot would also make a lovely birthday, anniversary, mothers day or christmas gift.