I think newborn sessions may be my favorite kind. I love getting to snuggle those new babies (without having to have a new one myself), listening to those little newborn sounds, and capturing babies at their freshest time. I've been very lucky to have had the opportunity to observe some of the countries best baby photographers over the years during my workshop craze (I think I went to three different workshops one year) and I know my comfort level with newborns is directly related to seeing the other photographers at work.
I do believe that seeing a newborn photographer work in person is a great way to improve your technique and learn how to create lasting images. But I also know that not every photographer has the option to travel for a workshop, take the time or expense to go, or want to invest so much if it is not going to be their speciality (many photographers make a living specializing in newborn photography).
Featured Sponsor: Robin Long Newborn Posing Guide
Introducing Robin Long's Newborn Posing Guide. In addition to having recently been awarded for her maternity and child photography, Robin has also had image published on many covers of Tot Trends weekly magazine.
The pure baby Newborn Photography Guide to posing is a Soft cover PRINTED 7x7 square book with 80 pages of images, tips and tricks on posing newborns, lighting and camera techniques, soothing baby, post processing and so much more! Robin's style portrays a pure, natural and organic feel to her newborn portraiture throughout the book.
While the main part of the book is about posing and how to get newborns into those curly, squishy poses. The book also covers a wide variety of topics to help you with a complete newborn session.
Topics discussed in the book include:
* Natural light & how to see it
* exposure & metering
* white balance
* prepping the parents
* best age to photograph a newborn & why
* baby tools every photographer needs
* the set up with pull back images
* using a bean bag
* pure posing
* soothing techniques
* post processing
* tips and tricks
* before & after post processing images
* vendors list
* pure baby | newborn photography workshop
You can keep informed about new products and workshops by "liking" Robin's Facebook Fan Page (don't forget to say hello). She also has workshops scheduled all over the country (and one in Canada) if you are looking for a more hands on experience.
And when you purchase the new Photographer's Kick Start: Advanced Training or Training Bundle (to be released Thursday April 7th) you'll find something from Robin in your virtual swag bag.
How could you not love photographing these sweet babies? The real trick is getting them to sleep. Looking for more inspiration? Check out Robin Long's Photography blog.