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Canon 7D, Canon 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, 1/125 sec at ƒ/2.8, ISO 200

I photographed my first newborn yesterday … isn’t she adorable! The natural light in my studio is perfect for babies … soft, diffused light coming through a nice big window. We had lots of fun and it was a great experience. The toughest thing is the posing … babies pretty much do what they want, but there are ways to position them for photos. It would be awesome to take a class on this, or even just get a good newborn-specific photography book (any recommendations out there?) I can totally see myself doing more of these in the future. :)

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:18+00:00 July 20th, 2010|4 Comments

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

4 Comments

  1. Brady Withers July 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    They totally lose that awesome natural fetal position about two weeks after they are born. Most Mom’s are pretty picky about who they let around their babies that early, but if you are lucky enough to be able to photograph an infant before then it is SO much easier. Absolutely beautiful picture as well, looks so peaceful :)

  2. Ronnie July 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Try the Photovision series, not sure if it is the 2009 or 2010 series. On disk #79 see: Beth Jansen – Window Light Wonders – Newborn, it’s 19 minuets long. The series is just $39.95 and it’s got great stuff on it. With newborns you only have a couple of weeks to get them into some of the positions that you would to shoot them in.

  3. michelle July 20, 2010 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    this month’s issue of ppa’s magazine features two really amazing newborn photographers. their posing is pretty cool…you should check it out :)

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