When you reach a certain age, all your friends will start having babies. And of course, all of them will start sharing gazillions of their images on Facebook. Okay, babies are cute (sometimes), but that’s just too many baby photos at the same time! If your News Feed is swarmed by baby photos – there’s now a plugin that lets you block them.
That title is a mouthful, but I didn’t know how to better describe the style. Over the years, I’ve been refining and perfecting my newborn photo technique to get the specific light and airy high-key look I want. It’s important to know that I specialize in in-home lifestyle newborn photography, so my technique below is specific to that. While every home I visit is different, and some are more challenging than others, these strategies below have given me the best and most consistent results.
Among hundreds of photos I scroll through every day, it doesn’t happen often that one image captures all my attention and sends shivers down my spine. But a powerful photo of Wellington-based photographer Sarah Simmons managed to do it.
She captured the twins’ connection, the celebration of life a heart-wrenching grief in a single photo. And this is the image that won Portrait Masters contest among 7,000 other entries.
If you’ve ever photographed newborns, you’ll know that one of the challenges is to properly capture the skin tones of the infant. This comes as a hurdle because many infants have an excess amount of red or blue in their skin depending on various health aspects.
While the goal isn’t to render their actual skin tone irrelevant, it’s nice to be able to skew the skin tone a little more towards what we’re used to seeing. To help show how it’s done, Phlearn has shared a helpful tutorial.[Read More…]