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working with kids to learn DSLR photography

I gave my son his first digital camera for his second birthday. Now that he is eight, we have upgraded from the toy camera to one of my older DSLR camera. He has come a long way as a photographer and has even begun learning how to do things with that camera that I hadn't even learned how to do. Learning how to take photos with a DSLR camera with my son has been fun, interesting and a time that I will cherish forever. We have created this blog to share everything that we have learned during our learning adventure.


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Creating Beautiful Newborn Keepsakes: The Professional Photo Vs. The Cell Phone Snapshot

While it's possible to take plenty of cute pictures of your newborn with your cell phone, investing in a professional photo shoot is worth it when you have a newborn. A talented newborn photographer is going to be able to capture the essence of your baby, creating poses and the perfect lighting to create images of your baby that will bring joy to your life forever. While you'll still take thousands of pictures with your cell phone, you'll never regret taking the time to work with a professional when your baby is still a newborn.

Newborn Photography is an Art

True newborn photography is an art form, and this is why you can see a big difference between what a cell phone produces and the finished product from a newborn photographer. Your photographer may end up using a number of images to create a composite photo, which is how some of the best newborn images are created. Instead of trying to recreate some of the most popular poses you see today, it's important to understand that these poses are done in stages for the safety of the infant being photographed.

Beautiful Newborn Photography Can Take Hours

A person who is skilled at working with newborns will take their time with the infant. A photo session may take several hours, in between feedings, diaper changes and fussiness. Your photographer will take their time, waiting until your baby is resting peacefully, in order to get the best images possible. Beautiful newborn photography goes beyond the snapshot, and it can be used to create amazing keepsakes that will bring joy to you for years to come.

Newborn Photography is a Specialty 

Not all photographers are created equal. A person who excels as a wedding photographer may not be a very good newborn photographer. It requires patience, and the ability to work carefully with newborns to be a successful newborn photographer. If you are considering hiring a person to take images of your newborn, ask to view their newborn portfolio first. If you don't see any images that you like, then that particular photographer isn't for you. It takes a lot of practice to get really good at posing newborns, and when you see images that you enjoy, it's a perfect time to hire that photographer to take pictures of your baby. Newborn photography is worth investing in, capturing the essence of your baby at this moment in time.