Kiev photographer works around lockdown with video photo shoots

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KIEV (Reuters) - Kiev photographer Kate Kondratieva has found a way to continue doing her job by holding virtual photo shoots, and clients are pouring in.

During video calls she captures screenshots after directing her models on the best settings, lighting and poses.

The idea struck Kate when she spotted a screenshot she took a long time ago during a video chat with a friend.

“I realised it is a cool method to confront the reality now,” Kondratieva told Reuters.

She is compiling photos of friends around the world along with interviews on how they are coping with the coronavirus.

She can also guide clients on how to position the phone or laptop to capture the best image.

One client, Alina Kobyliak said it was an interesting experience and a way to entertain herself during the lockdown.

“I learnt some secrets about angles and lighting as I got instructions from a photographer,” she said.

Reporting by Sergei Karazy; Writing by Margryta Chornokondratenko, Editing by Alexandra Hudson