Newborn Photography with Natural Light – Creating soft diffused window light

When you are a photographer who chooses to do newborn photography with natural light, you usually don’t have control over which direction your windows face.

You may find that the stream of light coming in from a window is just too strong or direct and needs to be softened so it doesn’t cause hot spots or harsh shadows on the newborn. This is called diffusion.

In the video below, Lisa takes us into the studio to see her solution for creating beautiful, soft natural light when photographing newborns. It really is as simple as choosing the a fabric to cover your windows and soften the light: it could be a total DIY solution using a shower curtain, or custom made drapes made from a ripstop fabric. The effect will essentially be the same: soft, beautiful light on your newborn clients.

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