Newborn Photography – How I Shot It
This was a simple setup for a newborn shoot.
I typically do not like to use flash for newborns as I don’t feel comfortable popping strong bursts of light into their face, so I do like to only work with natural window light.
- Hi-BagZ Water Resistant Kids Gaming Chair Bean Bag – Blue
- Sony A7R II
- Sony 55mm f/1.8 FE
How I Shot It:
I laid my nephew down on a bean bag which I purchased from Amazon and laid a brown throw over it which I got from Primark and positioned my nephew in such a way where the window light is being diffused slightly by the net curtain and coming from the left to help define the shape of his face further.
How I Edited It:
I imported the photo into Lightroom with my standard import preset and adjusted the white balance from 4200k to 4000k. I brushed down the highlights and used a graduated filter to increase the exposure by 1/3 stop on the right side.
I then took the photo into Photoshop to clear up some of the dry flakey skin with the healing brush tool. Once the skin was cleaned up a bit, I re-imported back into Lightroom for light skin softening by using the adjustment brush by reducing clarity by -30.
Shot at 55mm, F/2.0, ISO400, 1/50sec