10 tips of baby photography jakarta for your guidance.
- Know the Expectation of Your Clients
Baby photography is divided into two types, they are posed/studio and lifestyle. Posed/studio baby photography is done for 2 weeks old babies. The session should be done maximum 4 hours. Lifestyle baby photography is for 6 weeks old babies, and the session should be done 2 hours in maximum. Choose one which meets your clients’ expectation.
- Be Prepared
Mostly, baby photography is done in the client’s home. Make sure you bring all your shooting stuff such as Canon camera, lenses, lighting tools, etc.
- Prepare Your Clients
Make sure you let your clients know every single thing about the baby shoot, such as what you’ll bring, how long the shoot will takes, and etc. Have your clients feed their babies while you are preparing your stuff, so that there’s no time wasted.
- Let the Babies Inspire You
You can have some ideas of poses for the shoot in your mind, but don’t be afraid of unplanned poses, since babies are full of surprises. You can shoot them when they yawn, stretch, and anything. This will make your shots look natural.
- Mind Your Aperture
Babies’ poses tend to be in extreme angles, it’s better to shoot around f/2 and f/2.2. In order to get a bit extra depth, you can close down a bit your aperture from wide open since babies’s eyes are rarely on the same focus.
- Macro Lens Time
If you love to shoot the details of the babies such as their toes, their lips, and anything, you better use macro lens. But since macro lens is pretty sensitive, it is suggested to shoot their details while the babies are sleeping.
- Encourage the Moms To Be in the Pictures
If the moms are in good condition after getting birth, make sure you have the shots of them with their babies, they’ll really appreciate it. If the moms are still in uncomfortable condition, choose gentle poses.
Don’t bring too much properties since you’ll be confused and your shots look too much. You can borrow your clients’ valuable properties instead, such as grandma’s knitted blanket.
- Consider the Siblings
You can make the older siblings to participate, but you need some tricks since toddlers don’t really have intention to sit calmly.
- Be Flexible and Safe
Since it’s baby photography, make sure everything is safe and don’t force your ideas to anyone. This is important tips of 10 tips of baby photography.