How to do a Blanket Fade in Photoshop

When you are photographing newborns on a beanbag, certain angles of shooting will result in parts of the background beyond the blanket showing up in your photos. You need to be able to speed up your newborn editing by knowing how to do a blanket fade in Photoshop quickly and efficiently, and using the methods […]

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Beginners Guide to Studio Lighting for Newborns

Beginners Guide to Studio Lighting for Newborns

There are few things that strike fear into the hearts of beginner photographers as much as the mention of “studio lighting”. We giddily make our to-do list when we decide to become newborn photographers. Buy props. (Bet you it’s usually #1 on the list!) Buy a beanbag. Buy a new lens. Learn how to make […]

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Newborn Poses with Siblings

Your success in nailing newborn poses with siblings will depend on how easily you can adapt! The toddler crowd is unpredictable, and I always warn clients that we will do our best, but nothing is guaranteed! So for the 2019 Newborn Retreat, we asked Erin Elizabeth Photography to teach specifically on strategies for working with […]

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Newborn Posing with Moms

Newborn posing with moms may seem like an impossible task! Moms are usually so hard on themselves, and very often are hesitant to be part of their baby’s newborn photos. However, I urge you to try everything you can to convince Mom to get in the frame. In the moment they may not be feeling […]

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Newborn Posing with Dads

Expanding your workflow to include newborn posing with dads is a great way to not only fill your gallery, but also to give dads a way to remember just how small that little baby once was.  Some Milky Way students, as well as some of our 2019 Newborn Retreat teachers have shown us some of […]

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