Remote shooting hasn't gone anywhere yet, but it certainly has improved since the start of the pandemic. Take a look at the latest advice from a photographer who has successfully shot over 300 remote sessions.
Ever since the U.K. based photographer Tim Dunk started on his remote shooting journey months ago, he has revised his way of working over the course of time. Starting off with more atmospheric lo-fi shots, Dunk composed them as triptychs, not just as a merely creative choice, but also as a way to take away the attention from the quality of the final images which came out at a lower resolution than preferred.
However, since then, Dunk's portrait session results have improved through adjusting to a workflow that permits the creation of higher resolution images, through the use of CLOS, an app built specifically for remote high-resolution photo and video recording. We wrote about this technique earlier in the year, however, unfortunately at the time, it was only available for iOS users, leaving creatives with Android devices behind.
Luckily, Dunk has found a new way to include Android users before the remote shooting trend disappears. You can now use Shutter, an app that is run through a browser on the photographer's end while their subject opens and uses it on their phone. Dunk reminds you to ask your models to change over to using their back camera, meaning the phone screen is facing away from them as you are shooting. The shots are then downloaded as a zip file, without compromising the quality of the images.
If you want to read more about Dunk's remote portraits and his instructions for making the most of your remote shoots, you can read more here.
Lead image used with the permission of Tim Dunk.