Tips on Taking Photos of A Baby….

Here are some photographs of  beautiful baby Kayla. This was actually my first photo shoot of a baby, I was using my Canon 60 D with my 50mm 1.4 lens.  After the photos I shared some tips I learned during this session…

I was so lucky to photograph a baby with some of the most precious expressions I have ever seen.:)

Here are some of the things I learned…

Tip #1:

Location isn’t everything, I photographed all of these in the living room of a home, It was around 3:30ish where I could get some natural light from a sliding door. Kayla was was very comfortable and so was the mom, it seemed to work very well:)

Tip #2:

I shot almost all the photographs in the largest aperature 1.4 and focused primarily on the eye to achieve the bokhe (where the backround is blurred)

Tip #3

I didn’t shoot with a flash, which I also think Kayla liked. Also these were taken right after her nap and just after she was fed:)

Tip #4

I made sure to get down on her level, I was pretty much crawling on the floor with her. That is probably the #1 thing when taking taking portraits of a baby.

Tip #5

It was so helpful to have both parents there, each parent was able to bring out certain expressions in Kayla’s face.

Tips for next time:

-When taking photos with the parents and Kayla I need make sure to use a larger aperture to get them all in focus in the shot, I was struggling with that a little. I’m thinking maybe f5? any comments would be great on that…

Hopefully these tips helped. I will continue to post more tips as I learn them. If you have anything to add I would love to hear them!


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Nancy Weinstein - December 31, 2011 - 4:32 pm

Thank you D, for such gorgeous pictures of our granddaughter. Wishing you and Jason happiness, health and a wonderful new year.

Danielle Panettiere - December 31, 2011 - 5:45 pm

Great Job on the photos!!! These are adorable :) Congratulations on your wedding.. Happy New Year!!

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