In photography, unlike in dentistry or a hair styling, you do not need to be physically close to do an excellent job. But as a photographer, the interaction with your subject(s) is also the key to a great portrait. While doing a few “porch portraits” or “front yard portraits” benefiting a couple of nonprofits earlier in the month, I experimented with social distancing as a photographer. At first, it feels slightly awkward to interact with people from a distance, but these experiences made me more confident with the situation.
Porch family portrait
Porch Grad celebration
Working indoors will require me to wear a mask. I grew accustomed to wearing a mask during the past 5 years, while photographing for Soulumination at the Children’s Hospital. It’s not easy: beyond the fog on the viewfinder, this thing blocks your face and smile! I built strategies overtime to compensate for that, with bigger smiles (big smiles can be perceived even with a mask, mostly thru the eyes) and more hand movements.
Covid-19 Selfie with annotationsI would not recommend a headshot with a mask, but sometime, like here that might be appropriate!
So, while sessions may feel a bit different for the next few months, I am ready to reopen and continue to deliver fantastic images!
Not really a new studio, but it feels like it thanks to new paint on the walls and floor, and an updated setup… Painting the floor was something I had put off, because it would have forced me to close the studio for 2 weeks. The Stay at Home order was the perfect opportunity to finally get to it. Now it’s done and it’s beautiful, ready to welcome you back!
Studio - 2020 - Office SpaceStudio - 2020 - Office Space Studio - 2020 - Post confinement - camera roomStudio - 2020 - Post confinement - camera room
Studio - 2020 - Image review space
To align with WA state Health Dept requirements and guidelines, and for your security, we made a few changes to our operations. You can check them out at: https://photo.folrev.com/covid-19-operations.pdf