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    Baby photography - learning it.

    Ok, I'm going to learn baby photography. I don't believe in resting on what you know, but challenging myself to grow. With that said, I know someone who is working to get pregnant now and I am going to offer to do their baby photos - I got time to learn this .

    I'm going to assume that those of you who do baby photography prefer to shoot with constant light as oppose to flash photography. So what are you guys using? I know I can Google constant light setups and find a bunch, but I want to hear from those using them and doing baby photography.

    Side note: Ladies, this doesn't mean us husbands.


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    D5100, D7100, D600, D750, Df
    Lenses: Nikon DX 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 55-300mm, Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD & 200-500mm
    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
    Macro: Nikon 40mm, Tamron 90mm
    ​Flash: Nissin MARK II Di622
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    ​Editing: CS6, CC, Nik Tools, Portrait Pro 12, Topaz
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    Re: Baby photography - learning it.

    Baby photography - learning it.
    Are you talking about environmental portraits (fly on the wall in client's home) or those posed shots in a bucket or hanging from a tree in a stork wrap? There's so much to learn! And I don't believe constant lights are the preferred method. From my research I have learned that this is often referred to as the "game changer" - Alien Bees 400 and 86" PLM (if you can't afford the ProPhoto set up that is):

    https://www.paulcbuff.com/

    But before you even get into that you need to take newborn safety courses, get your immunizations up to date and form an LLC to protect yourself financially.

    https://www.standinbaby.com/safetyseries/

    https://apnpi.com/certified-newborn-photographer/

    Safety First ~ Brisbane Newborn Photographer Kelly Brown

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLn5InfFb0U
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    D850; D500; D5500

    Walkaround/Go to lens: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC G2 (D850); Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR (D500);
    Nikon Prime Lenses: 35mm f/1.8G; 50mm f/1.8G; 85mm f/3.5 G ED VR Micro
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  3. #3
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    Re: Baby photography - learning it.

    Posed arranged photos.

    The lighting came up because I had watched a few tutorials and they talked about not wanting flash the baby and upset it. In my studio I have plenty of strobes and flash units, but nothing constant.
    D5100, D7100, D600, D750, Df
    Lenses: Nikon DX 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 55-300mm, Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD & 200-500mm
    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
    Macro: Nikon 40mm, Tamron 90mm
    ​Flash: Nissin MARK II Di622
    Stuff: Expodisc Neutral & Portrait
    ​Editing: CS6, CC, Nik Tools, Portrait Pro 12, Topaz
    Spyder4Pro
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/122672034@N04/

  4. #4
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    Re: Baby photography - learning it.

    Old thread and Iím sure youíre a pro by now but Iíve been using my SB-600 for indoor shots. As far as lenses go, most have been taken using my 24-70/2.8G.
    A bunch of Nikon stuff





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