I did want to share some details and ideas on catching the baby moments that most people struggle with, while we don’t specialize in baby images. But it should never be the case if you know how to do portrait photography. Here are the things to consider if you want to take the best shots of your baby:
It can be challenging for most to find a good angle from which to aim because babies are often swaddled in rugs. For newborn babies, the little defects you notice don’t help either, so here’s what you can do: get near. Close-ups will send you angles that will make the best baby portrait easier for you to capture.
You can do it either by using a longer focal length or by going physically towards the baby and then taking close-angle images. To take natural baby shots, you can get down low, too. Nursed shots are another way to get good angles as the baby is opening up more angles that you can take advantage of in a more human-like pose.
Babies are so cute and they have tiny parts that you can actually zoom in on with your camera, called the act of macro shots. If the camera has this macro mode feature, you can isolate each body part of the baby and utilize it for the focus of your photos. Taking shots for all the cute, tiny, little body parts of the baby and collecting them will make for great feature portrait shots.
Check for Happy Times
Another significant obstacle frequently faced by photographers when taking baby pictures is that babies don’t often smile a lot. You’ll likely see them doing a lot of other things, but rarely laughing. So take chances when you see a smile on them.
Be on the alert still. You will capture fun moments when the baby takes a bath, eats in the middle of the morning, and plays little. This is also a moment when the baby giggles when you catch a perfect portrait with its wide-open eyes and smiling lips.
Keep Your Camera Always Ready
When the baby is in the mood, you never know. So, always make sure the camera is nearby and ready whenever the baby shows happy moments or communicates funny, tiny, and often odd, yet interesting, expressions. If the camera is out of reach, you’ll miss all those moments in a portrait worth capturing.
Babies change rapidly, particularly in their early months, on a daily basis. The transition is very exponential and the discovery of these changes is incredible. This offers the best ways to photograph them and catch the best moments and angles. Don’t skip the regular shots, because every day you can get fantastic pictures. Keep shooting and don’t stop shooting, even though the child grows up.
Do Black and White Photos
Black and white photos are great baby portraits. There are many reasons why. One is they hide little skin flaws such as marks, blotchiness, and scratches. They lessen the impact of these flaws when captured in a photo. Black and white also softens the shots. The cuddly, cute, soft characteristics of the babies can be accentuated by a black and white background.
You can also edit the intensity of the color. You can de-saturate or leave just little color in the shots so that the image comes softer. When it comes to portrait photography for babies, to create a more dramatic and successful performance, you can always do color experiments.
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