Once a newborn comes, any proud parent will want to take lots of pictures. But baby photography is about more than just point and shoot. Here are some tips on getting professional and amateur pictures that will be treasured.
Posed Baby Pictures
Today it is quite common to find these adorably cute, posed baby pictures all over the various social media accounts. Many parents may think that they want to take those type of posed pictures. Posed baby photography is often done by professionals rather than by the parents.
It will usually require the baby to be photographed within the first two weeks of its birth. Depending on the creativity of the photographer the baby can be posed in all kinds of positions. They are often wrapped in blankets and headbands and made to look incredibly perfect.
What many parents don’t know is that it’s not just taking the photos. These pictures are worked inside of Photoshop and manipulated to bring out their perfection. This is another reason why parents themselves almost never take these types of photographs.
One session can last up to 4 hours. So parents should be aware that this will be much of their day if they decide to go with this type of Photography.
Those parents wanting to do some home photography of their own will want to be prepared at all times. Unlike with a professional photographer who has come with everything they need and with ideas to get the perfect picture, parents will want to be prepared to capture those incredibly special moments just when they happen. When the perfect moment comes, one of the parents can get the picture and it will be a memory that will last a lifetime.
Use The Cameras Macro Feature
For professional photographers who have a camera with a macro feature, they have the opportunity to make great use of it when taking pictures of babies. Often, photography focuses on a baby’s face and cute expressions but the baby is full of beautiful and cute body parts, as well. If the photographer zooms in on those body parts, they can take a picture of the baby’s hand or arm or another feature and they can isolate that individual part and create something unique and beautiful.
Take Photos Throughout The Day
Parents doing some of their own photography should have a camera on them almost all the time. The opportunities that come up throughout the day will only come along once or twice and then they’re gone forever. During the first few weeks of a baby’s life, some incredible pictures can be taken when the parents are prepared and keep a camera with them to capture the moment.
Some parents have taken literally hundreds and hundreds of pictures over the first several weeks of their baby’s life. Because of their commitment to taking all of those pictures, there were some that the parents didn’t even realize were captured and they only discovered them after they begin to look at the pictures they had taken. This will create an amazing memory for both the parents and children that the pictures are of.