Newborn Photography: The Online Start to Finish Workshop

$269.00

4.97 out of 5 based on 37 customer ratings
(37 customer reviews)

So you’re ready to take your newborn photography to the next level. You want to learn the secrets to perfect posing and master those dreamy, creamy edits. But you’re not ready to drop a mortgage payment on airfare and tuition, or you can’t squeeze a workshop into your jam-packed schedule.

You’re in luck. Our popular newborn workshop is now available for download, so you can set your own schedule and improve your craft when it’s convenient for you. Learn transitioning techniques while you’re enjoying your first cup of coffee in the morning, or brush up on baby-whispering secrets before your next session. This pre-recorded course puts all the info from our newborn workshop at your fingertips, so you can hone your skills without having to rearrange your life. Best of all, you can watch it again and again; any time you need a quick refresher.

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This one-of-a-kind educational experience includes tips to help you prepare for your newborn sessions: Set up your studio to make sessions go smoothly, learn soothing secrets, prepare beanbag shots, nail those amazing sleepy poses, and transition easily from pose to pose. You’ll also learn crucial safety tips and editing techniques. We cover it all!

Your pre-recorded workshop offers more than six hours of narrated instructional video to help you achieve fantastic newborn images. Photographers at all skill levels can learn and improve from the tips in our workshop, but we do recommend you have a working knowledge of exposure, manual camera settings, and basic Photoshop before you begin.

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Our popular newborn workshop is now available as a downloadable class, so you can set your own schedule and improve your craft when it’s convenient for you. Learn transitioning techniques while you’re enjoying your first cup of coffee in the morning, or brush up on baby-whispering secrets before your next session. This pre-recorded course puts all the info from our newborn workshop at your fingertips, so you can hone your skills without having to rearrange your life. Best of all, you can watch it again and again; any time you need a quick refresher.

This one-of-a-kind educational experience includes tips to help you prepare for your newborn sessions: Set up your studio to make sessions go smoothly, learn soothing secrets, prepare beanbag shots, nail those amazing sleepy poses, and transition easily from pose to pose. You’ll also learn crucial safety tips and editing techniques. We cover it all!

Your pre-recorded workshop offers more than six hours of narrated instructional video to help you achieve fantastic newborn images. Photographers at all skill levels can learn and improve from the tips in our workshop, but we do recommend you have a working knowledge of exposure, manual camera settings, and basic Photoshop before you begin.

Workshop FAQs:

Will we see a photographer working with a newborn?
You’ll have a unique opportunity to watch clips from multiple newborn sessions, while learning all the techniques necessary to capture stunning newborn portraits. Each video demonstration includes live narration with step-by-step explanations.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Set up beanbag and prop shots
  • Master infant soothing techniques
  • Read infant “cues”
  • Achieve safe, breathtaking poses
  • Nail your composition in-camera
  • Transition from pose to pose and from beanbag to prop
  • Achieve several different looks simply by changing your angles
  • Pose family members with their new addition
  • Transition between poses and props

Will I learn to edit newborn images?

Yes. You’ll learn to use MCP Newborn Necessities ™ Photoshop actions (not included) to fix common issues such as:

  • Slightly underexposed images
  • Jaundiced, red, or blotchy skin tones
  • Baby acne and flaky skin

You will also learn basic post-processing techniques for newborn images and how to achieve certain sought-after newborn conversions, in both color and black-and-white.

NOTE: The editing portion is taught in full Photoshop. If you are using Elements, some editing techniques might differ slightly, but you’ll have access to a forum where you can ask other Elements users for tips and work-arounds!

How do I receive my recorded class?

We will email you a password protected download link within 24-72 hours unless we are traveling, in which case there may be a slight delay.  If you do not receive it within this time, please contact our help desk for assistance. You will need a high speed connection to access this download.  We may be able to send you a USB drive recording for an additional charge.  Contact us if you are interested in this option.

Can new photographers take this class?

Anyone can take this class. Photographers with a working knowledge of exposure, camera settings, and basic editing will benefit most.

Can experienced photographers benefit from this workshop too?

Experienced photographers, who are new to newborn photography, can apply the skills learned from our workshop into their thriving businesses or just expand their knowledge base.

Do I need any specific editing software?

MCP Newborn Necessities™ Photoshop actions will be used during the editing portion of class. Tracy highly recommends these, though you do not need them to sign up for the workshop.

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ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Tracy Callahan of Memories by TLC Fine Art Children’s Portraiture has extensive experience in newborn fine art photography. She’s built her Cary, N.C. photography business from the ground up, and her articles have been featured onMCP’s blog multiple times. Tracy is an engaging and spirited presenter with an amazing passion for newborn photography, and she’ll guide you through sessions from start to finish, sharing tips and secrets along the way.In addition to a high speed connection, you must have 8GB of free space available on your computer, and the ability to watch videos on your computer.

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37 reviews for Newborn Photography: The Online Start to Finish Workshop

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melanie:

    I just received the workshop and adore the posing walk throughs. The posing tips by themselves make the workshop worth every penny! My only issue was that all of the editing walk throughs were using actions that are not included in the workshop. Those videos seemed more like an informercial for the actions.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Allie:

    I cant believe what a difference this workshop has made in my photography! Tracy covers everything you need to know and you also get to join the facebook group and get any help you need! Being able to rewatch parts of the video anytime (thanks to the USB drive) is amazing! I just wish I would have found this workshop sooner! What a great investment!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lori:

    I learned so much from this class, and to have the USB to keep referring to is fantastic. You also gain access to a MCP Newborn Group with this purchase which is great for help on our photos. I think my newborn photos have gone to a whole new level.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rachel:

    I am just breaking into the photography business and while I love working with newborns, they have been my biggest challenge. Tracy went through an ENTIRE newborn session in this class and gave tips for each step along the way. Videos, photos, and her commentary allowed for complete comprehension. She answered each question thoroughly and made the class enjoyable! I highly recommend this to anyone who works with newborns! Thank you, Tracy!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kayla:

    I loved the workshop and learned so much. I thought it was really great being able to ask questions and get easy to understand answers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Debra:

    Priceless!
    This workshop was very well organized, professionally presented, and full to the brim with helpful information on every aspect of photographing newborns. I was hesitant to spend this amount of money on an online workshop, but I can guarantee you it was worth every penny and MORE!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Laura:

    Tracy is the BEST
    My relationship with Tracy Callahan of TLC began when I had the honor of having her photographing my sons newborn pictures. Watching Tracy work was truly amazing and inspirational.
    She showed such professionalism, grace, kindness, and the innate ability to sooth and bond with my son.

    After having the opportunity to watch the way Tracy approaches newborn sessions in her workshop, I knew exactly what I needed to do grow my photography business.Tracy is thorough and walks you through every facet of infant photography. Particular areas that Tracy helped me were; session prep, safety, scheduling, lighting, set-up, props and editing. Tracy wants the best for all of her students and freely shares her best practices and tips for success.

    I have so much more confidence in myself after taking this workshop and I know that I have a great mentor to help me through my own journey!! I highly recommend Tracys workshop to any photographer looking to specialize in newborn photography!!!! Just look at her pictures, her work speaks for itself!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mary:

    EXCELLENT
    I LOVED this class! It was well presented, thoroughly covered and FUN! Tracy made you feel so welcome and comfortable enough to ask any question. You feel like your in a classroom setting with an excellent instructor and your soon feeling like your among friends. She covered everything you would need to know to take a newborn picture. I am a hobbyist, who takes pictures for family and friends. I had a granddaughter born during class (the reason I took this class) and Tracy encouraged me to go be with them. She is so kind. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in taking pictures of newborns. So many tricks of the trade to get those gorgeous newborn shots and Tracy shares it all.
    I feel very very confident that I will be able to capture those million dollar shots of my new granddaughter. A++ for this workshop!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michelle:

    Fabulous class!!
    The class is welll put together, delivers great tricks of the trade, and the visuals in action are priceless. I had a shoot the next day and the information taught significantly improved my posing and overall images. Well done Tracy!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Josette:

    So worth it
    I recently had the opportunity to take Tracys online newborn workshop: Start to Finish. Wow! Talk about packed with information.

    Tracy presented everything in a thorough, organized manner. She didnt miss a beat. She covered it all. I met Tracy a couple years ago after I reached out to her for some advice just simply via the internet when I began my own journey with newborn photography. She is such a giving person and it really shows in her online workshop. She shares openly with great detail about how to photograph newborns. She starts at the beginning of the workshop with the preparations for the shoot, and for her studio, how to educate the parents before hand, then she moves into her different blanket set ups, how to use wraps (I had always wondered how newborn photographers get their babes so neatly and tightly wrapped!) and and then into posing in great detail. From there, she covers transitioning from one pose to another and using props (like baskets, buckets, etc.), and even outside newborn photography. She teaches all of this with the utmost safety of the newborn in mind which she explains as she goes. Then comes the editing, and who doesnt love to see the inside of someone elses photoshop and lightroom and see how they really achieve those beautifully edited images?

    There is so much more, but I wont spill all the details of the workshop in this review. Just know you wont regret taking this workshop. The mere fact that its live and you can ask questions anytime throughout the workshop is invaluable. Plus, you get invited to the private facebook group after with all kinds of discounts and other valuable information and tools given out by Tracy to keep you learning. Its an ongoing meeting place for the workshop attendees to share and ask questions with Tracy herself.

    If you are wanting to pursue newborn photography in your business whether as a specialty or just as part of your business, you must take this workshop. Its a really good investment. It saves you big $$ from flying across the country to a newborn workshop somewhere, when you can have it all right through this experience with Tracy. Just take a look at her gallery of newborn photos on Facebook or her website (memoriesbyTLC.com) and you will see by her work and her images that you are getting educated by one of the best newborn photographers out there! Truly!!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Adelle:

    Great Investment!
    If you are just starting out in newborn photography, this class is for you! I had already done several newborn sessions, but struggled with getting those great poses. Tracy did a fantastic job from set up to post-processing and EVERYTHING in between. There are plenty of opportunities to ask questions during the class and with an ongoing working facebook group, you can still ask more questions as they come to you. Everything was presented in an organized and easy to understand way. It was professional and fun. I highly recommend this class-its the best investment Ive made in my business!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Heather:

    Everything you wanted to learn and more!
    I recently participated in the MCP Newborn Photography Group Mentoring: The Start to Finish Workshop taught by the fabulous Tracy Callahan from Memories by TLC. If you having been wanting to take newborn class, but cant afford the mentor sessions plus the travel fees, or simply cant get away because of work or your family, this class is for you! I cannot tell you how much I learned from this class in the comfort of my own home while my two babies were upstairs sleeping. I am still a newbie in the business and had only two newborn sessions prior to the workshop. This class helped me to find the best light, poses, tips and tricks and how to get the best out of your session. I felt confident going into my most recent sessions prepared with a plan and a workflow on how to get the best shots. It is amazing to see the difference in my photographs from just one class. Thank you Tracy!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jill:

    This workshop was great! Tracy was very informative and went through everything from start to finish giving many helpful tips along the way. She answered all questions when they were asked. I love that Tracy is so open and willing to share all of her knowledge and tips. I highly recommend this class if you are doing newborn photography!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Heather:

    Tracy Callahan is AMAZING!
    I have taken several online workshops as well as in person mentoring and I would have to say this is one of the best! Tracys personality and generous spirit shines through over the internet. The content was very valuable and although I have done several newborn sessions in the past, I felt like the tips, videos and teachings she shared with us during this workshop will be things I will definitely put into practice. I cant wait for my next newborn session!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dallas:

    Fantastic Class!
    I have been a photographer for many years (mostly newspaper/sports), but have only recently started portrait and family work. The first time I photographed a newborn, I thought it would be SOOO easy, but boy was I wrong. I never seemed to improve and I couldnt get those beautiful, sought after photos of a sleepy, happy baby. I had my first newborn photoshoot two weeks after the workshop and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! My pictures were the best I have ever taken of a baby. I swear Tracy is the Baby Whisperer! I learned so many little pointers about preparing the family, posing and soothing that the mom of my first post-workshop shoot called ME the baby whisperer. Thank you so much Tracy for your time, attention to detail, the confidence boost you gave me, and the beautiful art you give new mommies (I wish I knew you when I had my babies)!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Angela:

    Fantastic Workshop!
    I have been doing photography for a while, but I mainly focused on Nature. The last few years I decided that I wanted to do more people portraits. The more involved I got with portrait work the more I realized how much I loved the newborn photography. Since Im new at photographing new babies I decided to research the topic; however, I quickly discovered that it is not easy finding good information. Regardless, I continued to move forward, but I felt stuck not knowing how certain poses and such were done. So when I saw the advertisement for Tracys workshop I decided it was something that could help me grow and take the next step.

    The newborn workshop was packed full of great information. It was well organized and I walked away with a wealth of knowledge. I like that I could take it online in the comfort of my home. The pace of the class was comfortable, and I was able to take good notes. I would highly recommend taking this course!

    Thank you Tracy for all the great information!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Hannah:

    Great workshop!
    I was worried about how much I could really take from an online workshop. This workshop was amazing! Very detailed in everything. The fact that you can join a group on facebook made it even more worth it because you can learn so much from other people. Also Tracy is so helpful and willing to help which shows how humble she is. Tracy did an awesome job!! Thanks again!!

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