Tips For Photographing your Newborn at Home in Natural Light
One of the joys of motherhood is watching your baby grow. You take lots of picture of the little tyke to document every yawn, grin, wave or the love in his face as he gazes up at you. Of course an expert can easily capture all these emotions, but I’m not always around.
As proud mama, you need to learn how to capture candid moments at home. Light is the photographer’s best friend, but it is not necessary to buy expensive studio lights to create your artwork. It is possible to produce natural light photography at home by simply following some basic rules.
1-You should master your location by now
Know where and what time natural light comes into your home. You should therefore know the positions of your windows and doors and make use of it. The well-known rule that you should not shoot against the light is not a hard and fast rule. You can create dramatic photos by disregarding this rule and posing your little one the right way.
2-Time of the day
Take pictures as the sun is peeping out or as it goes down at night. The natural light during these times is not too strong as to create harsh pictures. You can also make use of cloudy days when light is diffused by the cloud. this is specially true if you want to shoot outside your home.
3 Again …location, location, location
The windows at home are also excellent places to pose your bundle of joy. The nearer the subject is to the window, the more light there is to play with. You can produce great results by just turning your child around depending on how the light is streaming in your windows.
4 Learn to use you camera
If you have a fancy great amazing camera……USE IT….. TAKE IT OFF AUTOMATIC!!!! if not you rather take pictures with your IPHONE they will be better ( as I phone works great on natural light)
without going too deep into this….
-TURN OFF YOUR FLASH
-LEARN TO SHOOT SEMI MANUAL OR MANUAL
As a mother, you wear many hats, one which is document keeper. If you want to be a little bit of an expert in capturing the minutes of your baby’s growing up years, Never hesitate to hire professional help once in a while. My clients find that annually is about perfect to have family portraits Updated, that way you can be in the images too right???
Trying to master that fancy camera you got for Christmas???? Inquire about the Mommy With a Camera Photo Lessons I offer .
Las Vegas Newborn , Children and Family Photographer