Babies are lovely and you the parent will just want to capture their every move. It is such wonder to watch every day as your baby blossoms. While you may have no problems taking impromptu pictures of your babies, when it comes to pictures that you think you may want to use as a portrait or keep for posterity, babies can be handful. They can spoil every mode and can easily change from a baby full of laughter to one filled with tears from crying. For tips on how to successfully take good pictures of a baby, read on.
Get the timing right
This one is a difficult one as babies differ. The timing would definitely depend on what you are trying to achieve. If you are trying to get the baby curl, then you want to be there within the first ten days when the baby is born. This is because most babies will lose this curl after the first ten days. If you are looking to take a picture of the baby asleep, then coordinate with the mother to be there during those times when the baby feels sleepy. The mother should be able to tell you this. Also remember to ask mother to dress baby in clothing that will be easy to take off if the need arise.
Don’t go over on the ideas
It is true that babies are fun to photograph but remember not to run all your ideas on newborn photography in Perth on every baby. If you can, take the time to select the best baby poses you will like to get. This will not only save you time but will help ensure that you get the poses before the baby decides they have had enough meddling from you and your camera. When playing with ideas like propping babies on towels and on the hand, remember to be as gentle as you possibly can.
Keep room temperature up
As a photographer who has been shooting babies for years, you will probably want to get some cute parts of the baby’s body. This may mean baring the baby’s body from time to time. This could also lead to the baby catching cold. To avoid this, you could arrange for a heater to be placed in the room where the shooting will be taking place.
Be ready for post production touch ups
While you have an idea of how you will like the pictures to come out, most often they will not. Except you are the world’s best photographer, you will need to do some touch ups post production. While this may be necessary, remember not to overdo it. Keep the pictures as natural as you possibly can.