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7 Tips for Your Next Outdoor Photography Newborn Session

1. TIMING

The best time of day to shoot a newborn session is one hour prior to sunset during the “golden hour.”

2. EXPOSURE/METERING

For proper exposure, shoot in manual mode. Set your ISO and aperture. Then get very close to the baby’s forehead and use center weight metering. Adjust your shutter speed while watching your in camera meter, and do not let it go below 1/125. If it does, increase your ISO. After setting your exposure, go to your shooting position.

3. HELPING HANDS

Be sure to have plenty of back up so that someone is always an arms reach away, spotting the baby.

4. WEATHER

Make sure you do not take a baby out unless it is at least 80F but no warmer then 90F. If you do decide to shoot in the middle of the day be sure to find shade or to make your own shade to protect the baby’s skin.

5. NOISE

Bring a portable white noise device (there are some great iphone apps for this) so that there is plenty of background noise.

6. COMFORT/SAFETY/FUN

Make sure that the baby has a full belly and is posed safely and comfortably before you begin. And have fun!

7. EDITING NEWBORN IMAGES

Whether your images just need a little boost or require more extensive retouching, MCP Newborn Necessities actions for Photoshop and Elements, make editing easier.

 

Need more help photographing newborns?  Check out our Online Newborn Photography Workshop

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