Newborn Photography Tips That Will Completely Change Your Images
If you are a professional with experience in newborn photography or start taking these types of photos, it is always possible to improve
The question, of course, always boils down to this – what can I do to specifically improve my images?
There are many answers to this question …
However, some are more important than others.
Let’s look at three important tips that you can use to see many improvements in the quality of your newborn photography.
Think About Lighting
Photo of Susy Martinez Photo
Like any other type of photography, successful images you take with newborns will be largely determined by the lighting you use.
Much of the lighting is not just the type and quality of light, but also the angle at which light falls on its tiny subject.
The use of headlights – like any portrait subject – can be considered negative and flat and cause three-dimensional sensation in the photo. Therefore, it is preferable to use light that meets the newborn at an angle.
The angular illumination adds soft shade over the baby’s face, injecting a more three-dimensional look in greater depth.
In the image above, you can see how the positioning of the light on the left side of the frame provides a smooth appearance on the opposite side of the baby’s face.
These soft shadows are accentuated by the texture of the deck and the baby’s shell does have beautiful shadows that give the image more depth.
Image Beautiful belly of Karen Marie photo
In this foreground, consider the subtle shadow that results from the light that is part of our left.
The curtain of light near the nose and in the temple, and the deep shadow on the left arm of the baby, give the image of an improved depth.
But keep in mind how this image and the previous image using very soft shadows. You do not need hard lighting or strong shadows to give the print image size!