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Strategies To Get Good Photos of Kids

Photographing kids can be a challenge, to say the least. And saying “challenge” here can be a sheer understatement, considering how rowdy and hard to control kids can be, causing unspoken headaches and frustrations for the photographer. Nevertheless, these are challenges that can be overcome, with the help of these tips that would help make these experiences into fun and memorable ones for the kids and for the photographer as well.

  1. Have patience

Let’s face it, children are not the easiest subjects to photograph. You can never get them to be still, much more make them act or pose the way you want them to. And there’s no way to say you can easily make them to do what you want them to do, unless you would be willing to breach parental authority which would be something you would rather not do. The best thing you can do though is to ask them nicely to do what you want them to do. If they won’t listen, don’t force them to. Be patient with them and let them. Eventually they will come around, so to speak.

  1. Be ready always

Children are unpredictable by nature. Thus, you never know what they will do at any given moment, not to mention if that moment would be something to smile or cry about. In any case, it is always good to be prepared. You never know when that magical, photograph-worthy moment would come. And when it does, be quick. And that’s not just referring to you but also to your camera that it has been set to capture those quick moments. It would be handy to set your camera to burst mode to capture multiple images on the press of the shutter.

  1. Get down to their level


When you photograph children, avoid photographing them from the perspective of an adult where the camera looks down on the subject, unless that is the feel you wish to convey. As a rule of thumb, it is best to photograph children in the same level of perspective as them. This means you have to sit, kneel, or do whatever posture that would allow you to photograph children on an eye to eye level. In a way, you are also letting the viewer see the images from the perspective of a child and creates for better understanding as well with the subject.

  1. Use natural light and flash

As much as possible, use natural lighting when photographing children. As photographers like Nicola Hutchison Denny learned, natural light helps accentuate the soft features of your subject. However there may be some situations where natural light is either unavailable or may not be good, you may opt to use a flash. However, you should avoid using direct flash and let the flash on the subject from a different direction and let it bounce off. Otherwise, this produces harsh shadows and the subject looks “flattened out,” making your subject look unnatural.

  1. Choose your focus mode carefully

Capturing moving subjects requires the right settings for your camera. It makes it even more complicated when a camera has different focus modes available. It is important first to be familiar with these modes and for what purpose each of them serves.


  1. Play and goof around with the kids

Oftentimes, as adults we worry about looking silly and that we may get to lose our dignity when we play with children. But in doing your work in child photography, you have to allow yourself to get into such playful mood from time to time. This not only helps you understand your subject better and discover what makes him/her shine for the camera, it can also help unravel some camera-worthy moments that would make your subject stand out. Not to mention, it also is an opportunity for you to relax and have fun in the midst of work too.

  1. Let the kids run the session, don’t try and control it

As was stressed earlier, you are not in control when you attempt to photograph kids. So don’t stress yourself out in trying to assert control. Let the kids have fun in doing what they like to do and go along with it. Approach the work you will do not as someone trying to capture the best photos but as someone having fun, with the great photos you will be able to take as a bonus.

4 Important Things You Need to Know about Street Photography

street photography tipsStreet photography is continuously becoming popular among photographers who like to go for an adventure within the city. It is basically a form of photography where a photographer takes candid shots not only on streets but in any place with the goal of achieving pictures that depict real human situations. You will be amazed to see street photographs that look so genuine and striking. The photos can be as remarkable as the images produced by professionals who are into natural wedding photography.

An awesome street photo is something that does not only draw the attention of viewers but will also make them feel that they are in the exact place and situation. It can capture the real emotions and expressions of people without having to make them pose for the camera.

Now, for beginner photographers who want to learn more about street photography, here are 4 important things that you need to know about this form of photography.

  1. Take your time, slow down

Always remember that your canvass is the whole street or area you are in and everything within your sight can be your subject. No need to rush too much or take photos too fast. Look around you first and observe which of the things you see can be great subjects to shoot pictures of. It is up to you on which to focus and recognize which one can help you achieve the pictures you want. Just walk around in your normal walking pace with a camera ready at hand. Stop and take pictures when you see something interesting to photograph.

  1. There is a right time for everything, just wait

Doing street photography is a little bit complicated than others may think of. Since you have no exact subject in mind as you walk along the street, there are instances that you cannot find the subject that can give you the street images you desire. Thus, it is important for you to be patient and learn to wait. If there is a particular person that you regularly see and you want to take a picture of him or her, then you can position yourself on a specific spot where your subject normally walks or passes by. Be patient, wait and then take shots once you see him/her. There is a right time for everything. If you cannot take pictures of your subject today, then try again tomorrow or the next day.

  1. Choose between asking permission or not

Normally, a street photographer doesn’t ask permission from his/her chosen subject but then, the decision to ask or not to will totally depend on whether you think it is necessary or not. You need to respect the privacy of others and if you think they may not like it then don’t take pictures or ask permission first. Keep in mind that when shooting in the streets, you need to consider the feelings of your subjects and think first before you click.

  1. A lighter camera is more suitable to bring

There are advanced point and shoot cameras that street photographers now consider buying because of its light size yet wonderful features. You can still produce sharp images with this kind of camera and you don’t have to worry about walking all day long with a heavy DSLR. Of course the choice still depends on you, it carrying a DSLR won’t be a hassle then well you can use one in taking street pictures.

When Should I Book My Wedding Photographer?

In any wedding, the wedding photographer remains one of the most important people whose services should be availed. Whether the affair would be a simple or a grand one, the memories brought about by such a joyous and memorable occasion deserve to be documented the best way possible, a service only a wedding photographer can provide.

With that said, couples who are in the middle of planning their weddings face a dilemma regarding when to hire a wedding photographer’s services. What would be the ideal timeframe to do so?

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Booking in advance

Weddings are usually planned a year in advance, especially if the wedding is going to be a big affair. As such, it is but proper to book the wedding photographer around that time as well as soon as you have the wedding venue booked. Usually, it would be at is 10-12 months in advance at least. This is especially true if in case you would avail the services of the more popular and “in demand” wedding photographers who are very much sought after by couples to shoot their weddings. Keep in mind that their schedules are pretty booked for most of the year so if you can have the photographer on your chosen wedding date, that would be good.

And even if you are unable to get the schedule with the first photographer of your choice, you still have many options available and the timeframe allows you to check all the options you have. If you will go with the same photographer, you can check with the photographer if he/she may have other photographers in the studio who can be at the wedding. Or you may go for the services of other wedding photographers.

If you would opt to check out other wedding photographers, you may consider going for less popular photographers who can provide quality output. These photographers have at least a less than demanding schedule that the popular photographers have, so there is a greater chance that you can avail of their services on the chosen date of the wedding. At the same time, one must remember that the earlier the booking is accomplished, the better for the wedding overall.


Where to look

Fortunately, there are a lot of sources and venues these days that are available for you to check out for a wedding photographer. Here are some places you can check out:

  • Bridal fairs

Bridal fairs provide a single venue where you can get acquainted with as many photographers like Steve Jones Photography and Denise Winter Photography for instance as possible and see what they offer, providing much convenience and saving considerable time and effort on your part as well. Do take note that some participating photographers offer special discounts for those who will avail of their services during the fair. It’s something worth keeping in mind.

  • Social media

Many wedding photographers have social media accounts to promote their services through paid advertising or viral marketing among others. It is also a good source of information, especially if you’re focusing your efforts online. With more photographers now having an established presence in social media, you get to save considerable time and effort in reaching out to them, not to mention being able to easily see their portfolio.

  • Bridal publications and websites

There are a number of publications and websites available that are dedicated to wedding matters that you can check out. Many of these publications have a directory listing of wedding service providers like wedding photographers that you can contact.

  • Classified listings

Whether online or offline, classified listings have long been a reliable source of information on wedding photographers. The downside though is that the listings do not provide much detail, at least when comes to the work they have done, unless they listed their site or online portfolio in the ads. But with the limitations of the source, what is important at least is that they have provided valid contact information and that your queries to them will be promptly answered.

  • Wedding planners

Wedding planners can be very helpful in taking care of most of the wedding details for you, giving you lesser headaches and worries to mind about your wedding. In some cases, wedding planners can take care of finding a photographer for you if in case you have not found one.

A Review of the Fujifim X-T1

Today, we take a look at mirrorless camera courtesy of Japanese camera manufacturer Fujifilm, the Fujifilm X-T1. With Fujifilm having a good reputation in its mirrorless cameras, we shall see in this review if the X-T1 would do just as well.


With dimensions of 129.0mm (W) x 89.8mm (H) x 46.7mm (D) and a weight of up to 440 grams, the Fujifilm X-T1 is a bit larger and a bit heavier compared to a number of mirrorless cameras, though not as bulky and heavy as that of a DSLR. The camera body itself looks sturdy with a solid waterproof and dustproof build that is typical of many Fujifilm cameras. The controls are set up quite nicely in a way that you won’t feel overwhelmed seeing a lot of buttons especially at the back.

One feature going for ii is its built-in electronic viewfinder with its high magnification and a faster response time, something many professional photographers would find enticing. It also has a tilting LCD screen which is sadly not a vari-angle type.

The camera can shoot images of up to 16 megapixels and capture high definition videos of up to 1080p. It also has a built-in Wi-Fi capability which lets you add locations and share your photos instantly online. There is no built-in flash in the camera but an external flash is included in the package.

Photographic Performance

The Fujifilm X-T1 boasts of an APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR II processor which allows you to capture images of stunning quality. Aside from this, the sensor also helps reduce the noise on your image more effectively.

The EXR II processor also plays a role in the camera’s speedy performance. Thanks to this processor, autofocus performance is fast as it is capable of shooting up to 8 full frame images per second. So if you’re an Essex wedding photographer, this camera is great for capturing those instant wedding moments.

The Fujifilm X-T1 also boasts of a feature called Intelligent Hybrid AF which is a quick, responsive autofocus system that uses contrast and phase-detection methods for better focus performance in a wide variety of lighting conditions and shooting situations. Manual focus is not left out as the camera also has an Enhanced Manual Focus feature that greatly enhances the manual focus accuracy.

The camera can shoot up to ISO 51200, though for RAW it is limited only up to ISO 6400. It also boasts of a built-in panorama feature which allows you to take extensive landscape photos, though it does not perform quite as well if there are moving subjects involved.

Speaking of RAW images, the camera has a built-in RAW converter that lets you modify some elements in the file like exposure and white balance before doing further processing on to your computer.

Video Recording Performance

The camera’s video capabilities allows you to shoot 1080p videos in 30 fps or at 24 fps. Video also has an autofocus tracking that will ensure the sharpness of the video even if the subject is moving.  For better video sound, you can connect an external microphone to the camera’s hotshoe via the external mic jack of the camera.

Other Features

The Fujifilm X-T1 has a range of filters to provide some additional effects or create some artistic renditions on your images. It also supports the usage of UHS-II memory cards which provide faster transfer speeds during shooting.

As this camera has WiFi capability, you can use it along with Fujifilm’s Camera Remote app. With this app, you can browse through the images stored on your camera over your iOS or Android phone and transfer photos and videos as well.

Final Thoughts

The Fujifilm X-T1 is a worthy addition to an already impressive lineup of cameras Fujifilm has introduced to the market in recent years. Overall photo quality is topnotch with the vivid and stunning images this camera produces. Automatic and manual focus performance is also topnotch, and this camera is one of the best focus performing cameras in the market these days. It also doesn’t hurt that the camera’s design looks good and sturdy, mimicking the look of classic cameras with modern features to boot. Its Wi-Fi capabilities are also impressive as well, especially with the app set up on your phone.

On the downside, there are a few I can note here. For one, the RAW capabilities of this camera is somewhat limited and the panorama function needs some improvement as well.

Overall though, the Fujifilm X-T1 is a very good camera. If you’re looking for a mirrorless camera, or a DSLR-like type of camera, this one of the best mirrorless cameras in the market that I would highly recommend.

What to Look For in a Wedding Photography Package

wedding photographyWeddings are fun, exciting, challenging and nerve-racking for couples and their loved ones. The preparation alone requires several hours per week and at least 6 months to get everything in place. Couples need to look for suppliers, hire wedding professionals, and set an appointment with the couturier for you, your partner and entourage.  Help from relatives, friends and a wedding planner will certainly make it less stressful to the couple.

When it comes to hiring wedding professionals, the wedding photographer is one of the difficult yet important decisions to make. You need someone who is really a professional and can deliver what is agreed upon. Most professional wedding photographers today offer different wedding packages which can be confusing.

Wedding package costs vary from photographer to photographer and even from city to city. Some cities have lower wedding photography cost while others offer more expensive services. There are wedding photographers who offer a lower rate during off-peak season so you will have to find this out. In other words, you need to do a research on what the reasonable price range in your area and what wedding photography package cost is acceptable.

Compare the costs as well as the wedding photography package inclusions from photographer to photographer. This is of course apart from doing a background check of the wedding photographer since you also need to assess their experience and skills. After the initial search for potential candidates, you can set up appointments, ask questions and request for a copy of their wedding photography packages.

Now, what should you look for in a wedding photography package? Well, here are the initial info you need to know and check out.

  1. Package cost

Know how much the package costs and if it is customizable. Make sure there are no hidden charges and all details are stipulated.

  1. Hours of coverage

Learn how many hours are they going to coverage – 6, 12 or until the party ends? This Wedding photography Hertfordshire always informs their clients on how many hours they are going to cover depending on the package availed.

  1. Number of photographers

How many photographers will take pictures during the wedding? It would be better if there are 2 or more photographers in the wedding especially if the venue is huge and you have plenty of guests.

  1. Product to deliver – DVD, wedding album, downloadable or flashcard

The package must also include details on what product inclusions are there. Is there a dvd or flash card for all digital images? How many pages will the wedding album have? Also, are there printed large portrait included in the package?

  1. Overtime charges

In case, the wedding party gets extended or if the wedding starts late, how much is the overtime cost? The overtime charge is usually an hourly rate.

  1. Post production time

You have to know as well how many weeks or months will it take the photographer to deliver the final images. Visit more information on this.

Budget plays a big part in your choice of a wedding photography package. Most couples consider around 10% of their total wedding budget to go for the wedding photography service. You have to make sure the package suits your budget. Keep in mind though that these wedding photos will help you reminisce the magical moments in your wedding so don’t just choose anybody, go with a professional photographer to do the job.

6 Factors to Consider in Choosing a Wedding Photographer

wedding photographyMaking a decision of who to hire as your official wedding photographer is critical. You need to find the right one for the job or else you will regret it. The wedding photographer you should employ must pass the standards that you set during the hiring process.

In setting the standards for what you think is the ideal photographer, there are several factors that you need to consider or incorporate in the selection process.

  1. Work Experience

Some photographers try to offer their service for a lower price to entice customers to hire them. Don’t be fooled by this. Know first why the prices are lower than others and if it seems unreasonable then don’t grab it. It is more important to look into the photographer’s work experience.

Check the wedding photographer’s work portfolio and see some sample wedding albums before deciding to hire him or not. Make sure to verify if everything the wedding photographer presented is correct and authentic.

  1. Credibility

Do a background check of the wedding photographer to know his/ her credibility. The one that you should hire must be honest, trustworthy and professional. He must be truthful on what he can deliver. He must not be someone who gives false promises. Ask the persons who he/she has worked with to determine whether he is credible enough.

  1. Personality

Talk to the photographer in person and not just over the phone. Observe carefully how he acts and talks. If he seems to be honest, serious but has a sense of humor, approachable, then he is a good choice. If you have a bad feeling about him or if you’re not comfortable, then don’t hire him.

Wedding guests feel at ease if the photographer is nice, smiling and easy to talk with. Moreover, a neatly-dressed photographer like Ann Landstrom can make people feel more comfortable. Hence, consider hiring one that has an impressive nice personality.

  1. Style

There are different wedding photography styles like formal and casual that wedding photographers usually offer. Look for a style that matches your own style as well as the wedding’s theme. There are photographers who are versatile and can shoot a combination of styles that he deems suitable for the wedding. A touch of traditional with a bit of reportage photography style is what most couples choose nowadays.

You can check out his/ her works like a complete wedding album of past client or pictures on his/her website.

  1. Budget

Your choice of wedding photographer will of course depend also on how much is your budget for the wedding photography service. Is it 10% of the total wedding budget or higher? The normal is around 10-15% of the total wedding cost. Ask the wedding photographer for specific details of the services or packages that he/she is offering. Make sure there are no hidden fees and that payment terms are stipulated in the wedding contract that both you and the clients will sign in.

  1. Past Clients’ Feedback

Ask the photographer for contact information of his past clients. Contact them and inquire about their experience with the wedding photographer. You can also check online and read feedback as well as recommendations for different wedding photographers. Scrutinize the information you gathered before making a final decision.

It is normal for couples like you to be really meticulous in choosing a wedding photographer. It is your wedding after all and you’ll be the one spending money for it. Your chosen photographer should be as great as this Peterborough photographer.

Creating an Efficient Photography Workflow

photography workflowThe work of a photographer involves a multitude of tasks. It starts from preparing for a shoot until the editing of images. There are plenty of small tasks along the way and a professional photographer has to finish everything before he can finally say that he has successfully finished a project.

With this, it is vital for a photographer to be organized in everything that he does so as to avoid making mistakes or missing something that may ruin his work.

An efficient photography workflow is what a photographer needs to speed up his work, organize his tasks well and deliver an impressive output. A professional photographer can create his own workflow based on his usual routines and then incorporate in it anything that he learns along the way.

A beginner photographer might need some help on how to make one given that he has not much experience. If you are one of those beginners looking for tips to creating an efficient photography workflow, then you arrived at the right place.

Here are some guidelines that you can apply when creating your own photography workflow.

  1. Sign contract

An important part of your workflow is to discuss the terms and conditions of a written agreement with the client. If there are necessary changes, revise the contract and keep a copy of it.

  1. Set up camera

Set your camera to its most ideal setting after assessing the location and the style of photography you want to use. Do this at least a day or two before the event.

  1. Shoot in RAW

During the event, bring along all important photography equipment including accessories like memory cards and batteries. It is recommended by professional to shoot in raw so you can manipulate the images to your heart’s desire.

  1. Transfer and backup

Right after the event, transfer your files to your computer using a card reader. Keep also a backup by saving a copy into a DVD. Photographers of Martin Pemberton Photography always secure copies of their raw files.

  1. Present images to client

Call the client and schedule an appointment for you to present the files and allow them to choose which images for print.

  1. Choose the best

Use image processing software to arrange the pictures for editing later. Choose the best by rating it using numbers 1-5 or any similar way of rating available in the program you are using.

  1. Batch edit and retouch

Separate the best images from the less awesome pics. Batch edit pictures that appear similar or taken in one part of the event. This will speed up the post processing time. After that, you can now focus on the images for print and do some retouching.

  1. Order and deliver

Once the images are ready, order them for printing and then deliver them to the client.

  1. Send a simple thank you card

Show gratitude to your client for doing business with you by sending a thank you note.

  1. Add client info to database

Make sure to keep your client’s information into your database or list. You might need to use them as a work reference in the future. Wedding photographer derby keeps a file of his clients in a secure database.

With an efficient workflow, you can increase your productivity and be a better photographer. Your clients will also be impressed with the output you delivered and will recommend you to others.

Effective Photo Editing Workflow for Wedding Photographers

photo editingA wedding photographer’s job is challenging and time consuming. It starts from setting up meetings with clients up to editing the wedding photos after the wedding. The biggest challenge especially for amateur photographers is the editing of thousands of images. This will certainly take many hours and weeks to finish. The solution to this is following an effective workflow.

A good editing workflow can help you save time so you can use it to more productive tasks like preparing for your next wedding event. With a great workflow, you can work will be more organized and you can provide more awesome final wedding photos. Your clients will surely be happy with your work.

Photographers have their own workflow which they flow to get their work done fast. To help you prepare started, here are the steps that you can consider integrating in your own photo editing workflow.

  1. Transfer files and back up

Once you get on your computer, you should right away transfer the pictures from your memory card. Use a reliable usb card reader so the files will be transferred fast and complete. Make sure to back up your files by saving them in at least 2 different locations – 2 hard drives or combine an external it with an external storage.

  1. Get an image browser

Make use of an image browser like a Photo Mechanic that can help you view the photos fast.  Most professional photographers like Wedding photographer Staffordshire prefer having a separate photo viewing and editing programs. This makes them organize their photos before editing the best ones.

  1. View and sort photos

Using an image browsing program that you prefer, you can rate your photos so the best can be separated from the least. If you choose to use only one program or send the files directly to a photo editing program like Light room or Photoshop, you can do the same and sort them by giving a rating.

  1. Choose only 10-15 per event sequence or batch

Once you’ve sorted or rated the photos, you can choose several pics from each event or batch. Say for example, out of the 50 photos you took of the bride walking down the aisle, trim it down to 10 or 15. After that, choose a few that are for print. These pics are the ones you will retouch or fully edit while other pictures can be edited all at once.

  1. Batch edit least favorites

Most photo editing programs have batch editing features that you can use to edit images all at once. The program usually works by choosing one image, adjusting its settings then copying or applying the same setting to other images all at once.

  1. Retouch the best and export.

Focus on editing the best pictures particularly those for print or album. Once you are as good as Essex wedding photographer in image editing, you will surely be spending less time on each picture.

  1. Finalize and deliver

Once you’ve finished editing, do a final checking before delivering printed and digital copies to your client. Make sure to save the files and folder using a file name that is easy to remember like the client’s name and the date of the event.

You can now make your own workflow using the steps and guidelines we have shared. With a great workflow, your job will be easier and less time-consuming.

Tips for a Successful Baby Photo Shoot

baby photographyOne of the few types of photography that is fun and rewarding is baby photography. Taking pictures of adorable newborns and months-old babies will surely give you delight. The images of these cute little ones will melt your hearts and so you desire to produce more captivating baby shots.

Since babies are too young to be directed, you will have to adjust and find ways to make the photo shoot successful. For beginners, you will have to do a research on how to get started in baby photography and make it work so your business will be a success.

  1. Know what time the baby is often asleep or awake

Newborn babies love to sleep and when photographing newborns it is best to have him/her in deep sleep. The baby should also be in full stomach before the photo shoot so he/she will be in a good mood during the shoot.

For month-old babies, you can photograph even when he’s awake. You can take shots of him while at play, when being fed or doing the activities he loves doing.

You can ask the parents ahead on what they expect from the photo shoot so you can incorporate their ideas and they’d be satisfied with the outcome of the session.

  1. Go for 2 to 4 poses

There are overwhelming ideas on what baby poses are best for the shoot but then you should not confuse yourself by choosing too many poses. Start with few and simple poses especially if you’re a beginner. The safety of the baby should be your utmost concern, hence, never try a pose that you are unsure and can possibly cause harm the baby. Additionally, there should be someone nearby during the photo shoot in case the newborn rolls over or the baby crawls and bumps into something. Photographers at Newborn photography twickenham consider this as very important.

  1. Check room temperature

When shooting indoors, room temperature is a big deal. The room should not be too cold or too hot because it can affect the baby’s mood. It should be warm and cozy enough. This is especially true when shooting a newborn babies.

  1. Get down low and take macro shots

For photographing newborns, don’t forget to take some macro shots of their tiny hand, cute feet and pinkish cheeks. Parents would love to see these macro shoots. For bigger babies, you can take close up shots of the face with eyes staring directly at the camera. The innocence, charm and real beauty of the baby should be captured on cam.

  1. Timing is important

When photographing young babies, you need to ask the parents what the best times are. Learn what time the baby is awake, what time he usually sleeps and what time he is at play. When at play, you can possibly take a shot of his smiling face if the baby is in a good mood.

Set your camera to continuous shooting mode so you can shoot fast and you can take lots of pictures. This will give you many pictures to choose from. Even Hampshire wedding photographer agrees that right timing is essential in getting those precious shots.

  1. Include the parents and siblings

The main reason why parents usually have their babies photographed is to keep memorable pictures that they can show to their child when he/she grows up. Because of this, it is best if you can ask the parents as well as the older sibling of the baby to take part in some shots. You can take shots of the mother carrying or feeding the baby, the father staring at the young one or an older sibling playing with the baby.

Apart from following the tips mentioned, it is also important for you to choose the right gear – camera, lenses, accessories – that are best for baby photography. Study your gear and continuously hone your skills in photographing these adorable little ones.

Getting Started in Baby Photography

babyBaby photography is an amusing type of photography that is usually entered into by those who are fond of babies and small kids. Babies are cute, adorable but very unpredictable. At times they are in the mood, while other times they aren’t.  You have to be patient, understanding and adaptable when handling babies in a photo shoot.

Unlike big kids and adults, babies cannot be given instructions. They are too young to understand the poses that you want for them to do. This is one of the main reasons parents choose to employ the services of a baby photographer. They want someone who really knows how to make their babies look best in camera since these pictures will be kept and shown to the baby when he grows up.

Getting started in baby photography will require time, skills, passion and right attitude. You need to be prepared on what lies ahead in this field of photography. Some of the things you should look into when planning to enter baby photography are the following:

  1. Get formal education on commercial photography

Apart from the practical knowledge you will gain over years of experience, getting a formal education on commercial photography can give you insights on the best ways to photograph people particularly babies. You will learn techniques on how to capture great shots that are as beautiful as the pictures you see in magazines. Our friend who is a Buckinghamshire wedding photographer also took several photography courses and this helped him become an excellent photographer.

  1. Read magazines about handling babies

There are magazines and online baby sites which can provide you with valuable information to help you better understand babies. You will learn how to handle them and adjust to their temper during a photo shoot. Babies are fragile so you really need to make sure they are safe and comfortable.

  1. Buy the right baby stuff and accessories

Aside from buying the right camera and some pair of lenses, you also need to purchase accessories like bean bags, blankets, baskets and other cute props. Everything should be dust-free, sanitized and free from pointed objects. Make sure to ask the parent before a photo shoot if the baby is allergic to a specific type of blanket or object. You wouldn’t want to endanger the health of the baby.

  1. Master the easy poses first

In a baby photo shoot, safety of the baby is our main concern. Study the easy poses first before attempting to do more complex ones (like placing the baby in a basket with hands on chin). You also do not need to use too many props. Keep in mind that parents want you to capture the looks of their baby and not anything else. A simple wrap is sometimes enough to get the best baby shots. You just need to study your camera and set it right.

  1. Natural light can give you wonderful shots.

Professional photographers from Wedding Photography Derbyshire will definitely agree that nothing beats natural light when it comes to getting the natural-looking, sharp images you want. As much as possible, set the session in a room that has a big window so sunlight can come in during the baby photo session.

  1. Learn to use photo editing tools

Photo editing is important especially with photos for print. Gaining skills on photo editing is important not only for baby photographers but for all professional photographers. You need to learn how to enhance baby photos using programs like Photoshop and Lightroom.  Baby photos don’t require full editing since we want to retain the real beauty of the baby. We only need to perform minor editing which is usually of the background.

Baby photography can be fun and rewarding if you are well prepared for it. Get the right skills and follow the tips mentioned so you can truly succeed in the field of baby photography.