Infant photography can be a really fun and adorable career, but it can also be overwhelming. To help with that stress, here are some tips that will help you create the best newborn photos possible. They’re easy to implement and they can change your whole style of photography for the better.
First, you need to let go of the expectation that it will go perfectly. You’re working with a newborn. They can’t follow instructions very well and they don’t know why a stranger is in their face with a big camera.
You have to work around their schedule and needs. Therefore, it’s very unlikely any session will go perfectly. Learning to laugh at the situation will help you a ton.
The next, more practical tip is to fix the lighting. The light should be facing the top of the baby’s head. At the same time, you need to make sure that you’re using the correct exposure on your camera. This will take some practice. Finally, you need to be extremely patient when working with infants. Give them longer appointment times and be patient with them and yourself. This will get you the perfect shot.