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How to blur the background in newborn photos

how to blur the background

“How to blur the background” is one of the most frequently asked questions from our students, so we’ve decided it would be fitting topic for the first installment in our “Ask Lisa” series. Getting that yummy, creamy bokeh in your newborn photos can help elevate your work in the studio, and making sure you get […]

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Wrapping Newborns | The Peeking Toe Wrap

wrapping newborns

Take a peek behind the scenes with me wrapping newborns for a special “peeking toe” effect that looks so sweet. This newborn wrapping technique is simple to do and you can have several variations with just one foot peeking out, ankles crossed, and many more. Grab the Newborn Posing reference guide here: http://themilkyway.ca/posing-reference-guide/    […]

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Newborn Props | How to prep a bucket

newborn props

Using newborn props is a sweet way of posing newborns for images that parents will love. But it is also one of the more tricky parts of newborn posing to master. Preparing the bucket or bowl correctly is key to ensuring the baby is safe and comfortable, and to ensure your images reflect that. In […]

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Newborn Backdrop Stand | Easy DIY using PVC pipes

Making a newborn backdrop stand is as easy as fitting a few PVC pipes and connectors together! Starting out in newborn photography doesn’t have to be expensive with this easy DIY to build your own frame for your newborn bean bag poser. You can find all the supplies at your local big box hardware store. […]

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Newborn Photography Props | 6 Tips for Choosing Blankets

newborn photography props

Newborn photography props come in many shapes and sizes, and it can be confusing choosing the ones most appropriate for your studio, especially when you are just starting out or when you’re on a strict budget. Blankets to use on your beanbag is a staple for any newborn studio, so I’m walking you through how […]

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