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Old May 23, 2007, 1:04 AM   #1
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Well I go out tomorrow afternoon to take my first newborn photos. Just thought I'd check with any of you to see if you had some pointers on what has worked really well?

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Old May 23, 2007, 2:45 AM   #2
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My advice -- avoid flash --- use natural light. If you are using flash - take it off camera and either bounce it or diffuse the cr*p out of it. No direct sunlight - diffuse everything (a white sheet would work nicely). Do not over saturate/sharpen the colors - newborns are pastel, their colors are subtle. Get close ups of the hands, feet and ears.

Remember raw flash directly into the eyes is painful. If you blast the eyes out of the child - not only will it (he/she) be p*ssed, but you will have to deal with a mad mother/father.

Let us know what happens. Kid pictures can be either ho-hum or whooaaa. Sit with the parents for a few minutes and talk - while you are doing this - take out the camera and shoot some candids - get momfamiliar withthe camera too - the child will jump at the sound of the shutter the first few times. Have mom hold the child to start out.

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Old May 23, 2007, 9:02 AM   #3
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wow, sounds like solid advice to me.

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