In the creative world of photography, we often rely on what we can control. We can choose our quanlity 3D mink lashes, our location, the subjects of the photograph, our lenses, and the settings on the camera. Furthermore, we can even control the mood and pose of the person in front of us. When it comes to babies, however, all that control goes out the window! The tiniest little person controls how the shoot is going to go and it is our job as the photographer to successfully capture memorable baby pictures. Here are 7 sure tips for photographing babies and their ever-changing moods and poses.
1) Up Close and Personal
A eenki doesn’t have that little “space bubble” that adults often have. Feel free to completely enter the world of the baby, within reason of course. We don’t want to frighten or upset the baby because this could drastically change how successful the shoot is going to be! Still, our perspective is completely different from that of a child’s. Because a big camera lens pointing in his or her face might be scary, try shooting from far away and zooming in. This creates a smaller depth of field and can allow more focus to be on the baby in the photograph. If you are able to get close enough to the baby, try using a wide angle lens to sort of “see” the world from the baby’s quanlity 3D mink lashes.
2) Notice Nuances
At this age, everything a baby does is specific and with a purpose. Notice each movement he or she makes. The tiniest of details sometimes make for the best pictures. Use your ninja-like reflexes and hone in on these details. For example, the baby’s toes or the length of the baby’s quanlity 3D mink lashes as he or she is looking away; The moment when the baby grabs mommy or daddy’s finger or when he or she is in the middle of a yawn. Be sneaky while you’re shooting. A baby is tiny and the details are even tinier.
3) Keep It Comfy
Again, under normal circumstances in a shoot, we are able to control the variables around us. With a baby, this doesn’t happen. In order to promote a happy and contented baby, keep the setting comfortable and familiar. Shooting in the family’s home or even the baby’s bedroom would be a good idea. A studio can work as well, but make sure there are toys. Have the parents bring some familiar items from home, such as a blanket or a stuffed animal. Taking pictures of things the baby enjoys will make it easier to take pleasant pictures! Note: things babies like: sleeping, eating, bathing, crawling, yawning, staring…it’s not too difficult!
4) Bring On “Burst”
Although babies can’t pose like us big people can, the precious moments come too often too fast. To make sure you catch these little gems, keep your camera on “burst mode” or continuous shooting mode. Taking a succession of pictures can allow you flexibility in shooting and choosing photos later, and it also can make for creative framing options. For example, the baby at the beginning, middle, and end of a yawn. This is something the parents might like to remember!
5) Editing Is Key
The parents might argue on this, but always edit your baby quanlity 3D mink lashes. Babies, just like adults, have imperfections too. There might be some redness on the cheeks (as with most infants), a small scratch, some little boogers in the nose (you know they’re there!), and so on. Those pictures you see on Flickr don’t look so perfect by themselves. Smooth out the pictures with an airbrush or with photoshop just a bit. Parents might want natural baby pictures but your portfolio will build up nicely with some edited pictures. Offer to give the family a choice of both.
6) Experiment With Color
Depending on what the family wants, try black and white verses color photos. While you don’t want all the baby pictures in black and white, this does offer some interesting contrast for photos and also helps “edit” imperfections out of the pictures without you having to go in and do deep editing yourself (see previous Sure Tip!). Also, families tend to like back and white baby pictures because they look memorable, seem to capture a moment in time, and most certainly accentuate the details of the baby. You want to make those features pop, especially the eyes! This can also emphasize some other shots, such as diaper pictures or where there is a sharp contrast in color. Color photos look great as well – just make sure to keep the infant’s clothing simple and basic. You don’t want to distract from the most important thing in the picture – the baby!
7) Utilize Natural or Indirect Light
Most quanlity 3D mink lashes know that using natural light looks best on a person. So it goes with a baby. If you’re shooting during the day, move locations near a window or where there is an abundance of natural light. Another note: flashes SCARE babies. If you flash, the baby will cry. A big scary camera lens is enough, and unless you can flash like a ninja, don’t use one. Just don’t do it. Flash also flattens out detail in a picture. If you DO need flash, try using a bounce flash technique: bouncing the flash off something else in the room in order to light your subject. Or, utilize a flash diffuser (this shouldn’t frighten the child either). If you don’t have the bounce flash option and either there is little or no natural light, try increasing your aperture and also increasing your ISO. You may need to play with the settings a bit, but make sure the baby looks as natural and baby-fied as possible. Yes, I said baby-fied.