Photographing a baby can be as challenging as shooting a kid, if not more. Newborns have their minds, and sometimes their mood can get in the way of your work. But if you know how to get around it, you’ll be able to ace newborn photography.
We’ve got some critical baby photography tips that will help you get through the process. To begin with, there are a few tips and tricks that are on the generic end, which applies to shoot babies of ages 0-3, and there are more professional techniques you can adopt for each kind of baby.
Dress them up :
Babies grow up so fast, so help the parents cherish this time and creating the best memory ever. Suggest a few fashion options to parents, play with themes, colors, and styles, and dress up the babies in creative, adorable ways that get your heart-melting. This will be great for a custom baby photo book that you can easily make yourself.
Perfect the background :
Make sure you use soft tones for the background. Baby photography is all about putting the little human in focus, not making the background too colorful and chaotic. Get soft hues filters for the backgrounds and preferably, keep the background a pure, singular color tone.
Make the most of the natural light :
To bring out a natural and calming hue, it’s advisable to use natural light while shooting babies. Use the natural light seeping in through the windows, preferably during mornings and late evenings. Let the sun wash over the baby’s face at a 45-degree angle; this makes for a good rule of thumb. Avoid shooting during the afternoon, as the sun rays will be too intense at that time and can hurt the baby’s skin.
Make them laugh :
A happy baby makes for photos that look naturally beautiful, candid, and full of life. Try to get the baby to laugh while you click away, through gimmicks, toys, rattles, and more. Get the baby laughing, and you will have a photo the parents will love more than a sleeping baby one. Their eyes express their innocent laughter even better, so make sure you find the golden shot.
Shoot based on size :
Babies come in all shapes and sizes and also depending on age, you need to know your perfect shot. For example, when you are shooting small babies or newborn babies, focus on macro shots and for toddlers and babies who can sit up and move around, wide-angle shots will do the trick smoothly.