6 Essentials to Get Started with Newborn Photography

So … you want to get started with newborn photography? You’ve fallen in love with images of sleepy newborns all curled up in squishy poses, adorned with the cutest headbands and outfits, against gorgeous blanket backgrounds or craftily posed in a bucket. And you want in. You want to be part of providing memories of […]

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Top Newborn Photography Lighting Mistakes: Ghoul Lighting

Incorrect light placement is probably the biggest mistake new photographers make when getting started with newborn photography. And that can lead to one of the top newborn photography lighting mistakes ever, namely ghoul lighting. When you place your light below your subject’s eyes, the effect will be similar to putting a flashlight under your chin […]

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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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