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Old 03-25-2016   #1
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First newborn shoot (1 month old) for a couple of friends. C&C welcome.

I really like the John Deere theme on this one.
50mm f/2.2, 1/160, ISO 100
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Was going for a hand detail shot, but lucked out with the half face that I got.
85mm + 12mm extension, f/11, 1/160, ISO 100.
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Steve, these are sweet. I know how hard newborns can be with wiggling and such. You have me wanting to see more.
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Very nice newborn shots Steve. My fave is the first one.
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Thanks to both of you for taking the time to comment. There are lots of little tricks for posing the little ones and I'm sure there are many I haven't heard of yet.
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Baby skin can be difficult because they are splotchy and funny colored. The lighting in the first one could be a little softer. I often resort to editing to smooth out the skin. I like the close up of his hand. Nice detail!
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Baby skin can be difficult because they are splotchy and funny colored. The lighting in the first one could be a little softer. I often resort to editing to smooth out the skin. I like the close up of his hand. Nice detail!
Thank you for the comments. I did end up going back and editing the skin on all 95 photos I have them. That's a big job.

I used a strobe in a bounce umbrella for the lighting, but it probably needed to be feathered more. I was worried about posing being my first time and all. It's harder to remember everything than you'd think!
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Babies are the worst! No, I'm kidding. I love photographing newborns but it's way harder than it looks!


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