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Sobia Chishti
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2002
 

Shooting newborn


I will be shooting for my pregnant friend's newborn baby girl in her apartement in a few days. I have two light set up and a Canon 10D. I would appreciate any insights or suggestions.


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8/5/2005 9:36:31 PM

 
Dana Whitford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/24/2005
  Newborns look best in window daylight. Don't expect many awake shots. Newborns are up mostly at night. They aren't even cute when they are up. Have the baby in something colorful and then maybe edit in photoshop as b&w with selective coloring.


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8/6/2005 6:17:23 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
 
SOBIA,
THERE ARE SHOTS THAT CAN BE DONE VERY WELL WITH A NEW BORN- WILL MOM AND DAD- BE IN THEM?
YOU CAN US ETHE CRIB OR... FOR A POSING TABLE. USE ONE LIGHT HIGH AND TO A 45 DEGREE ANGLE DOWN ON YOUR SUBJECT AND TO THE SIDE OF YOUR CAMERS-
**BABY ONLY IN DIPER-ON TUMMY-HANDS UNDER FACE TURNED TO THE SIDE CAMERA IS AT- KNEES UNDER BELLY - YOU KNOW LITTLE BUTT IN THE AIR, THEN COVER BABY WITH A BLANKET(PINK GIRL-BLUE BOY)COVER ONLY TO ABOUT RIB CAGE- SET A TEDDY OR TRUCK OR BALL AND BAT ETC. NEXT TO BABY. TAKE FULL BODY SHOT.
** COME IN CLOSE FOR A HEAD SHOT
** LOOSEN UP JUST A LITTLE AND TAKE A 1/2 BODY-SHOWING JUST SKIN FROM RB CAGE TO HEAD. OK THATS 3 SHOTS!
** NOW, TILT THE BABY ON ITS SIDE SLIP A CUTE TOY BETWEEN THE ARMS OR HANDS AND TAKE IT AGAIN.
IF MOM WILL BE IN THEN DO BABY REASTING ON MOMS CHEST , MOMS HEAD RESTING ON BABY'S.
THESE WILL BE BEAUTIFUL T0 REMEMBER TO FRAME AND CROP CLOSE.
I DO HOPE THIS HELPS,
DEBBY


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8/7/2005 10:33:14 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
 
SOBIA,
THERE ARE SHOTS THAT CAN BE DONE VERY WELL WITH A NEW BORN- WILL MOM AND DAD- BE IN THEM?
YOU CAN US ETHE CRIB OR... FOR A POSING TABLE. USE ONE LIGHT HIGH AND TO A 45 DEGREE ANGLE DOWN ON YOUR SUBJECT AND TO THE SIDE OF YOUR CAMERS-
**BABY ONLY IN DIPER-ON TUMMY-HANDS UNDER FACE TURNED TO THE SIDE CAMERA IS AT- KNEES UNDER BELLY - YOU KNOW LITTLE BUTT IN THE AIR, THEN COVER BABY WITH A BLANKET(PINK GIRL-BLUE BOY)COVER ONLY TO ABOUT RIB CAGE- SET A TEDDY OR TRUCK OR BALL AND BAT ETC. NEXT TO BABY. TAKE FULL BODY SHOT.
** COME IN CLOSE FOR A HEAD SHOT
** LOOSEN UP JUST A LITTLE AND TAKE A 1/2 BODY-SHOWING JUST SKIN FROM RB CAGE TO HEAD. OK THATS 3 SHOTS!
** NOW, TILT THE BABY ON ITS SIDE SLIP A CUTE TOY BETWEEN THE ARMS OR HANDS AND TAKE IT AGAIN.
IF MOM WILL BE IN THEN DO BABY REASTING ON MOMS CHEST , MOMS HEAD RESTING ON BABY'S.
THESE WILL BE BEAUTIFUL T0 REMEMBER TO FRAME AND CROP CLOSE.
I DO HOPE THIS HELPS,
DEBBY


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8/7/2005 10:33:42 AM

 
Sobia Chishti
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2002
  Dana and Debby, thanks a bunch for your suggestions.These sure will help me .


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8/7/2005 9:36:53 PM

 
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