Professional Baby Photography – Tips On Getting It Right Each Time
Baby photography shouldn’t intimidate you, nor should it cost the world. If you don’t have the budget to hire a professional photographer don’t fret. With some proper preparation and the right equipment you could be creating timeless images of your child and have fun at the same time..
In professional baby photography, perhaps the most important thing is proper preparation. It is important that you have everything ready beforehand and that you have made the necessary preparations for the baby photo shoot. Babies will not necessarily do what you would like them to do and therefore the smart thing is to be poised to take maximum advantage of the moment. It is also important that you take the photos when the baby is ready for photos. You’ll get the best results when the baby has slept well and has been well fed. You should also prepare the background by making sure that it is not too cluttered by hanging too many props.
Colored items and toys easily distract babies. Make sure there are not many colorful items around the area where you are taking the baby photos. The smart thing to do is to get everything ready beforehand so that when the perfect opportunity presents itself, you will be ready to click with your ‘finger on the trigger’. Do not look for too many shots of the baby staring at the camera, unless your camera is attractive enough to hold the baby’s attention.
Sometimes, as a photographer you need to be helped. The baby could be too distracted and therefore you may need someone to help pull the baby’s attention your way. This should be very easy because that person could stand right next to you, but be careful that he/she does not interfere with the shot. Professional baby photography takes a lot of time to perfect and therefore if you would like to come off with the perfect shots, the secret is to take as many of the shots as possible so that you can increase your chances of getting the right photo. This is where digital photography comes in handy, literally make tons of photos. Make sure you enjoy the moment and that you’re having fun trying to capture the baby’s great moments on camera.
Some of the professional considerations for you to consider will involve your equipment. For example, you need to know about the right shutter speeds, the right lens (usually 1.4 50mm) and so on. You should also know those grainy pictures are far better than blurred pictures. Remember to use high quality equipment. If you use a cheap camera, most likely the photo quality is not going to be up to scratch. If you don’t own a professional camera, borrow or rent one. To become a real pro for baby photos, you need to practice. Learn to use your equipment, read the manual and visit photography websites. Professional baby photography is fun and challenging at the same time. I’m sure you will enjoy it.