We talk so much on here about photographing newborns and all the challenges that they bring. These tiny, precious little people, with their little hands an the little feet. The wrapping, the adjusting, the posing and then adjusting some more! And then of course, most importantly there is the light. Truth be told, if we could play with newborns each and every day, well, wouldn’t the world be a better place? However, in the world of business that doesn’t make much sense. We have this perfect client in front of us who has not long had their newborn photographed, and now that newborn is a bright eyed 6 month old. Who doesn’t want that captured, and more to the point, what photographer does not want that client to come back to them for that 6 month session. Of course we do, returning clients are the easiest clients because they know exactly what to expect from your session . But wait, these 6 month olds aren’t newborn babies that will curl up beautifully asleep in my bowl. Awake, active, bright eyed and just gorgeous, this stage can be so much fun, however, they also come with an all new set of challenges of their own…
In my latest online video tutorial I will show you how to photograph this beautiful age we as an industry have dubbed, sitters. Here, I get to work with 7 different babies PLUS a set of twin boys; I want you to come along for the ride and learn all about this age and how we can achieve amazing images with a few simple set ups in your studio!
The twins were simply so adorable and we did have so much fun in the studio wrangling these two mischief makers, as well as each and every baby which had their own personality and of course, challenges as well. The video tutorial really gets down to the basics of the techniques and strategies that i use with babies of this age, taking into account as always, the lighting, camera angles and exposure. Couple this with any of my other editing videos and you have a complete tool kit for your own photography business to add this style of photography to your photography business, regardless of what else you specialise in.
We have an incredibly supportive facebook group, Kelly Brown Newborn Posing Group, with our members helping each other out on all things photography related. If you’re looking for feedback, more notes, advice, live feeds from Kelly or simply think that being supported by other photographers from around the world will be of benefit to you – you will gain access to this group with your first purchase. It is an absolute lifeline for a lot of professionals out there and you will see straight away how welcoming and supportive everybody is.
So here is a snippet from the new sitters online video tutorial – Enjoy!