1) Fix the mattress and the towel carefully so that you don’t have any wrinkles.
Safe posing techniquesHow to operate a safe environment in your studio and on external shootsHow to understand newborn behaviorYou’ll discover how to sanitize your studio, choose cleaning products and plants with the newborn’s health in mind, and make sure that your furniture and equipment meets newborn safety standards.
Kelly will also focus on safely posing and handling a newborn during the shoot. She will teach you how to execute poses like the Potato Sack, the Froggy pose, and other advanced techniques used to create composite images.
You will learn about newborn anatomy and the environment they come from to help you better understand what they are capable of doing in a shoot setting: how to avoid imbalance, overheating, and injury.
Finally feel capable of communicating about newborn safety. If parents feel that they can trust you around their child, they will be put at ease and remember the experience of the shoot more fondly.
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Pose the baby on it’s back facing up Lights: Natural + Continuous Mattress is propped up and at an angle
Kelly Brown is one of my favorite teachers not just in newborn photography but photography and learning in general. Her patience is inspiring and she makes this job seem so much more enjoyable and installs passion in you to improve and be the best you can be! Kelly is an expert at what she does and is great at communicating how she does it. I have taken the Creative live baby bootcamp class which is actually what got me to want to go into newborn photography! Ive also purchased a few of her newborn posing courses and I love them all. I literally own my new blossoming little career to Kelly! I love creative live, I have just learned so much from these courses. They are constantly giving out new classes that are so affordable and such amazing resources for any photographer or professional. I am so lucky to have discovered them and Kelly Brown. Thank you Kelly and creative live!
4) Set the lights close to the baby but make sure that the light stand is not in the photo!
How to photograph a newborn baby (using a doll as a model) How to create a home photo studio on a budget How to create simple and safe poses (practicing with a doll) How to work with continuous light and a reflector How to create photo sets on a budget How to create a photo set with what you have at home
You will need a camera or a smart phone You will see a check list on the video: “What you need for a home photo studio on a budget” A computer will be great
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-For this first photo session the baby (doll) will be facing up. -The lights: natural light + continuos light -Make sure that you have enough light for the photography -If it’s too dark: Bring the lights closer to the set or you may have to point the lights onto the baby -Camera position: Bird’s Eye View, camera straight down -Use a simple cover like a towel -Colors: Keep everything simple and work with one or two colors; for example all whites or white and another pale color -Take your time setting up the photo set so that it looks professional
NOTE: If you get into baby photography you will need to consider working with strobes! 🙂
You will use the doughnut prop to photograph the baby side ways too.
My tip: I would get the one that you can find in a photo store. Before buying it consult a sales person so that you can get the best quality and one that does not heat up!
You don’t need to know how to use your camera well: Set it to AUTO! The idea is to learn about posing, a bit about lighting and creating photo sets.
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These are tips for safety and for you to have a successful photo session.
5) Start shooting and make sure that you are not creating a shadow!
Learn how to photograph the most popular pose done by photographers
You will learn how to pose a baby. You will learn how to use props to help the baby stay in a pose. You will learn how to create a home studio. You will learn about light You will learn how to create mini photo sets.
You will learn about camera angles and heights for complimentary portraits.
Use the different scarves and fabrics that you have at home.
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Parents hire newborn photographers to document every detail of their babies at that brief instant at the start of their lives when they are tiny, bright and new to the world. Newborn photographers can feel a lot of pressure to fulfill parents’ wishes.
In the rush to capture the perfect shot, it’s easy to forget that the subject of these photos are incredibly fragile little beings. Safety should always come first.Join Kelly Brown for tips on handling newborns safely, reading their moods and needs, and prepping your studio for a newborn shoot.
Have you wondered how to make that box look like a comfy little bed for the baby? Here are some tips on how to fill the box. You will learn how to get the most out of your photo session by getting at least 3 very different looks.
You may need a reflector because the baby’s face will not be lit from the light. Just like the side pose.
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For this lecture you will learn how to create your own doughnut prop with towels.
Pose the baby on it’s side and show the little hands Lights: Natural Light + Continuous light + Reflector Camera Position: Baby’s eye level Mattress: Add pillows to create an angle or you can add a board in between the mattresses to create a angle or buy a special posing pillow Take your time arranging everything so that it looks professional
You will create your first baby portrait with a unique photo set.
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The course starts out with simple poses and very simple props and becomes more complex towards the end when you start to work with wraps and blankets.
You can get some good size mattresses for your photo sessions…At a budget…take a peak at the video.
This is a great course for those of you who want to photograph their baby. It’s also a great course for those of you who want to try this out to see if you want to pursue baby photography.
BUT: If want to use a pillow go ahead! Just be attentive to keep it wrinkle-free. A hard pillow will work better.
Now that you have baby photographs: Send cards out to your family + friends!
This is an amazing class! Kelly Brown offers a wealth of information that is comprehensive and straightforward. She has such a soothing voice and such great patience that it translates into becoming a great presenter and instructor. Her methodology both in business and her art are sensible and desirable which has taken me up significantly. She has helped me in understanding this business and how to become successful while doing what I love in a profitable and safe manner for both my clients and myself!
If you start off trying to learn all this with a baby it may be a bit of a challenge! The baby may need to be changed, feel uncomfortable or have some issue that will make you have to stop your photo session. Learn with a doll and then go onto photographing babies.
Change the prop and use 2 towels. Follow the instructions on the video for the set-up.
New moms and dads who want to photograph their baby and have no experience with photography Are you a newbie photography hobbyist who wants to explore baby photography? This introductory class will introduce you the very basics of baby photography.
This course is NOT for a professional photographer. This course is NOT for an advanced photographer.
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Remember that you can buy all these posing props when you are ready to photograph real babies, for now create your own like we did here.
A doll will allow you to start photographing and doing the exercises whenever you want. You will not need to take special breaks, feed nor take care of a baby’s needs. A doll is the best way to learn!
If you have the camera at an angle or tilted it will distort.
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Watch the video and do the same thing. You will like this pose!
My tips for a good background: Work with paper because it does not wrinkle as much as fabric backgrounds. Although I will give you some tips about using blankets as background later on.
We will be photographing with a doll for safety purposes and
Do you want to learn how to photograph a newborn baby? This class will teach you some fun tips and tricks to photograph newborns.
Baby photography is all about simple sets, good color combinations and de-cluttered photo space.
Kelly is such a fantastic instructor! This class is wonderful for both beginners & intermediate newborn photographers to improve their posing and keep safety number one. Not only does Kelly teach you step by step how to safely pose, she also explains why she poses the way she does – which is so important. This class is a great resource to watch over and over again until we are all masters!
Research ideas on Pinterest, Etsy, other photographer’s sites, magazines, and anywhere!
There are many things that you can do yourself and others will need to be bought. You will decide how to work with this.
5) Place the reflector in place make sure it’s not in front of the camera.
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Pose the baby on it’s side facing the camera Lights: Natural + Continuous + Reflector Mattress is propped up and at an angle
If you are using the phone camera you will need to be attentive to the camera angle. It you keep it straight and parallel to the subject it will not distort the baby.
You will learn how to create mini photo sets. Use the backdrop stands with photo paper or use jersey. You will learn how to create mini walls out of foam board and there is a great tip for flooring. Mini sets can be made out of anything and it’s a way to let your imagination run wild. Add color color and texture to these basic sets that you will learn about.
For this assignment you will duplicate the photo on the video.
The idea is to work with a good base so that your images look professional. A mattress will be better than a large pillow because it will make the set look tidy and will have less wrinkles on everything.
Learn how to photograph a newborn baby. Learn how to create simple and safe poses. Work with wraps + photo sets.
It will take much longer to do the actual assignments. The first 3 assignments are fairly quick and the other ones will require more preparation with the set and props.
How to pose a baby. How to create a home studio on a budget. How to work with props for best poses. How to tell a story with photo sets. How to use wraps to add a message in the photograph.
This is how I would do this. These tips are not on the tape!
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I will only use a doll for all the demonstrations. I am suggesting that you practice with a doll before you photograph a real baby 🙂
For this assignment you will create a photo set and use a box to place the baby inside.
1Class Introduction 2What are Clients Looking for in a Photographer? 3How Your Health Affects Your Newborn Session 4Q&A with Registered Physiotherapist Stephanie Robin 5Legal Case Examples 6Safely Shooting Outside Your Own Studio 7Photographing Siblings & Newborns Safely 8Newborn with Sibling Session 9Two Young Sibling and Newborn Session 10What Not to Do with a Newborn 11Working with Different Newborn Behaviors and Medical Conditions 12Safe Posing Using Props 13How to Safely Set-Up Your Studio and Business 14Policies and Procedures on How to Operate Your Studio Safely 15Safest Equipment and Products 16Infant CPR 17The Potato Sack Pose 18Wrapping Newborn for Potato Sack Pose 19Potato Sack Pose with Sibling 20The Potato Sack Pose 21The Froggy Pose 22Side Lying Pose 23The Taco Pose 24Hand Held Set-Up with Dad 25Hand Held Set-Up with Mom 26Posing: Hanging Set-Up 27Session Workflow 28Final Q&A 29Class Overview