This beautiful family is just about to head off to France for a couple of years. I’m green with envy.
It is the only area of photography where the photographer is solely responsible. They need to have the well being of the subject as the main priority. Safety is key.
The great thing is, you will have parents who can act as your assistants, holding and posing the baby. They can also make them laugh, and easily put them back to sleep.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in a few pieces of equipment to help this process.
A white noise machine or soothing sounds can make a difference. Do you want a sleepy baby or a wailing newborn?
Your camera equipment is only important in capturing the little one. As long as you can change lenses and shoot in raw format, you can use anything.
Your creativity and editing skills are what makes the image stunning.
Running a newborn photography business is a great way to photograph your favorite subject. It’s also a great way to challenge yourself.
Research and invest in lighting equipment. This will ensure amazing image quality from that soft, ambient light.
Natural light is also a great source for newborn portraiture as it adds a warm, fuzzy tone.
Read the rest of our tips and advice for creating the best work, keeping mummy and daddy happy.
How to Choose the Best Camera for Portrait Photography
DSLRs are perfect for newborn photography. They can shoot in raw, allow for lens changing and have a high ISO range.
Mirrorless systems are also great as they shoot silently, keeping the newborn undisturbed.
Both of these cameras provide great quality images, able to produce large prints.
Read the article here on all the different camera systems. And how they will benefit your newborn portraiture.
DSLRs and mirrorless camera systems are perfect for newborn baby photography
Camera Gear For Newborn Photography
Photographing newborns is no easy task. Thankfully, most of them can’t move so well, so they tend to stay where you place them.
This doesn’t mean they can’t fall, roll over or pull faces that are less than admirable.
A camera for photographing scenes with newborns needs to have the right settings. Such as a wide range of ISOs and shutter speeds.
Your lenses should have a variety of apertures, as these will help you in low light.
Luckily, most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have the capacity to shoot different scenarios. For other camera gear recommendations, read our article here.
Newborn photography is made simpler if you have the right DSLR camera gear
Props & Accessories
When beginning your newborn portraiture business, start small. You may think you need to buy all the props and accessories of many kind from personalized baby burpies from Makaboo to stuffed animals you can get your hands on.
What you might not realize is that you already own many of these props. All you need is a little creativity, and that will save you money and time.
One accessory that will give you many different backgrounds and settings is a towel. These come in all kinds of colors and add interesting textures to your image.Share on Facebook