Indy Photo Coach 11:30pm, 5 January 2010

New born babies are hard to pose. Using the photo tips below will help you produce stunning photos of the newest member of your family. When photographing your newborn child:

• position yourself directly over your baby and shoot down with your baby lying on a couch or on the floor. Once the baby gets older, then get down eye-level with your baby.
• try dressing your baby in solid colors or with nothing on at all.
• use a solid, uncluttered background. A one-color blanket makes a great background.
• fill the frame – zoom in so only your baby's face, hands or feet are in the frame. A photo of just your baby's hand holding yours makes a great photo.

Using the above tips will improve your photos of your baby. Don't forget to set your white balance to match the existing light.


Take a number of photographs of a newborn, or less than one-year-old, baby using the above tips. Notice how you get a greater connection with your baby when both of you are on the same plane and eye-to-eye.
moostang78 9 years ago
Hey this assignment isn't fair....I don't get along with babies very well. :o)
Venu_Nair PRO 9 years ago
Wow, for me it's the best time for this assignment....
thomas j mc 9 years ago
Here are a couple I shot of a friend's newborn. This is my first time photographing babies other than my own.
newborn by thomas j mc

newborn by thomas j mc
Here are a couple that I took. It was also my first time photographing a baby.

Baby Bliss by Penalty Box Productions

ONS by Penalty Box Productions

Ruffle Socks by Penalty Box Productions

If you'd like to see more, please check out my set called baby ONS :)
{Ashley} @ Nine 23 9 years ago
I have my first newborn session this saturday. Wish me luck! :)

Once pics are edited I'll upload a few to flickr and share.
jessicarene 9 years ago
I just uploaded some photos of my first newborn session. Check them out!
Mr. Mysterious Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Mr. Mysterious (member) 9 years ago
This was my first attempt:

20090925-P9250785-2 by Mr. Mysterious

20090925-P9250820-3 by Mr. Mysterious

20090925-P9250798-5 by Mr. Mysterious
generationD3/D810 9 years ago
all posts are great and really capture the moment...newborns are hard unless they are sleeping.....and how many sleeping shots do we want....LOL...fill the frame with face and hands,feet,ect would be my sure fire way to capture
Stewart Imagery Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Stewart Imagery (member) 9 years ago
One of my favorite newborn images that I've done. Hope to do more of our friends is having a baby boy!
Dreaming of Sugarplum Fairies
Twin girls at 2 months.
Riley & Brynn by JessicaRVaughnPhotography
Venu_Nair PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Venu_Nair (member) 9 years ago
Jahnavi - 3 weeks old
{Ashley} @ Nine 23 9 years ago


mom2tylerwolf Posted 9 years ago. Edited by mom2tylerwolf (member) 9 years ago
Here is my first attempt at a newborn.

Carl Burkhart 9 years ago
 by Carl Burkhart

My son the day after he was born
Trevor Warren 9 years ago
I'm so impressed with these submissions!

{Elisabeth} 9 years ago
four days old
DSCN4365 - Copy - Tag by {Elisabeth}

DSCN4488 - Copy - Tag - B & W by {Elisabeth}

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Trevor Warren Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Trevor Warren (admin) 9 years ago
Ella & Lavenda

Ella & Lavenda
capture l0ve 9 years ago
IMG_2553 by capture l0ve

IMG_2585 by capture l0ve
IMG_2582 by capture l0ve
capture l0ve 9 years ago
Oh, one more I had...
Conner by capture l0ve
Stewart Imagery 9 years ago
Sleeping Beauty
GillianSpring 9 years ago
Stewart Imagery 8 years ago
Sweet Baby Boy
Baby E by JessicaRVaughnPhotography

Baby J by JessicaRVaughnPhotography

Baby E by JessicaRVaughnPhotography

Baby E by JessicaRVaughnPhotography
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