A&P Infant Child Photography - Anyone have tips?

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  1. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Does anyone have any tips or experience in infant/newborn photography?
    Good friends of mine want me to do photos of their little boy (probably 3 weeks) on Friday.

    :) Thanks for any tips in advance.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Patience. That's all you need.
     
  3. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Well, good. I took the entire day off work and am going there at noon. Should be a nice day.
     
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    I've shot three newborns and they aren't fun. Make sure the baby has been fed and diaper changed. Set up a nice soft blanket for it to lay on. The biggest problem is that the baby won't be able to hold it's head up yet. A profile shot of the baby on it's side is alway cute and may be your best bet.

    If the baby goes to sleep, the best shot is to have dad hold the baby in the palm of his hand. Put your light (strobe-not hot light) directly over the baby and let the shadows fall where they may. Makes for a dramatic shot.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    here's an email I got when I asked the same question about 2 months ago. Hope it helps.

     
  7. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    That's great! Thanks!
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I love kelly rydens stuff.... I've been looking at her flickr for a while now gathering up inspiration for the new baby and a newborn shoot I've got coming up in a few weeks.

    Best advice I can give you is to bring plenty of patience and pads to soak up the pee... because they will pee several times during the shoot.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    be ready for the shot at all times

    I remember reading somewhere that a photographer actually set their camera on a tripod with a remote trigger in their hand and got their best shots this way. Just play with the kid and get relaxed shots of him/her smiling and giggling etc. Some of them are really intimidated by the camera in the face thing.

    and for fucks sake get on the ground!!!


    edit: didn't read that it was THAT young...let the baby sleep:o
     
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    I misread the third word of the thread title...I need to stop surfing the internet now. [​IMG]
     
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    2nd person to read thread title as "INFANT / CHILD PORNOGRAPHY"
     
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    Don't drop the baby..
     
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  21. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    That was the most difficult photoshoot I have done to date.
    Not sure how I feel about it. They loved the photos though when previewing them on the camera.

    Just wow. Not sure if I want to do that again
     
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    me too.

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  25. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Honestly - I feel I may get ripped the fuck up on here and I don't need that. Constructive criticism is nice to have, but I don't know if I want to do this again.
     

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