Essential gear for infant photography
We used a Nikon D300 DSLR for the shoot – mainly because of how well it copes in low-light conditions. We could confidently boost the ISO up to 1600 without reducing the quality that much.
Ideal for getting up close for the detail shots, but also crisp full-length images with great tones.
Background bed sheets!
A simple plain white bed sheet is all you need for full-length portraits. Or, in the case of many of my close-ups, a plain sofa.
When available light is all you require, a reflector positioned in the correct place can almost double the amount of light hitting the subject.
Keep the baby interested! You may look a fool, but a smile could be priceless.
PAGE 1 – Baby Photography Ideas: getting the shots
PAGE 2 – Baby Photography Ideas: where to focus?
PAGE 3 – Baby Photography Ideas: try a montage
PAGE 4 – Baby Photography Ideas: change the background
PAGE 5 – Baby Photography Ideas: go for eye-catching close-ups
PAGE 6 – Baby Photography Ideas: add a splash of colour
PAGE 7 – Baby Photography Ideas: editing your shots
PAGE 8 – Essential gear for infant photography
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