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.
Research ideas on Pinterest, Etsy, other photographer’s sites, magazines, and anywhere!
NOTE: If you get into baby photography you will need to consider working with strobes! 🙂
BUT: If want to use a pillow go ahead! Just be attentive to keep it wrinkle-free. A hard pillow will work better.
If you have the camera at an angle or tilted it will distort.
1) Fix the mattress and the towel carefully so that you don’t have any wrinkles.
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.
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.
5) Start shooting and make sure that you are not creating a shadow!
We will be photographing with a doll for safety purposes and
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.
Baby photography is all about simple sets, good color combinations and de-cluttered photo space.
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
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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These are tips for safety and for you to have a successful photo session.
Learn how to photograph a newborn baby. Learn how to create simple and safe poses. Work with wraps + photo sets.
You will create your first baby portrait with a unique photo set.
You can get some good size mattresses for your photo sessions…At a budget…take a peak at the video.
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.
Watch the video and do the same thing. You will like this pose!
You will use the doughnut prop to photograph the baby side ways too.
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.
Now that you have baby photographs: Send cards out to your family + friends!
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.
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Change the prop and use 2 towels. Follow the instructions on the video for the set-up.
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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.
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.
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.
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
4) Set the lights close to the baby but make sure that the light stand is not in the photo!
There are many things that you can do yourself and others will need to be bought. You will decide how to work with this.
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.
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!
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.
Get tips for posing props. Props on a budget and down load the PDF file for shopping tips.
For this assignment you will duplicate the photo on the video.
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.
Do you want to learn how to photograph a newborn baby? This class will teach you some fun tips and tricks to photograph newborns.
Use the different scarves and fabrics that you have at home.
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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.
Pose the baby on it’s back facing up Lights: Natural + Continuous Mattress is propped up and at an angle
For this lecture you will learn how to create your own doughnut prop with towels.
5) Place the reflector in place make sure it’s not in front of the camera.
-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
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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!
This is how I would do this. These tips are not on the tape!
Learn how to photograph the most popular pose done by photographers
For this assignment you will create a photo set and use a box to place the baby inside.
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 🙂
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