Here is where I started, I do love a lot of things about them, but I've also included my own critique:
|What's cuter than a baby in a basket?|
|I like this too, but the lighting is really washed out,|
and the pose looks too straight on.
Adorable, yes. But I felt I could do better. A few days later, I gave it another go. This is AFTER I researched newborn photos on pintrest and youtube. First, I realized that I needed an overly trendy and adorable headband. I pulled out my vintage lace stash, bits of fabric, beads for bling, feathers, and rhienstones. Most, if not all, which came from yardsales (I am crazy for yardsales).
And... Wall-la! Here's what resulted:
Next, I sought out better lighting, and put pillows under a blanket, for a nice soft feel. From looking online, I noticed how important hand placement is. Also, making sure her face wasn't turned down into the blanket at all. My favorite trick is to take hundreds of photos, and hope for a hand full of usable ones.
Here are the results:
|If you wait long enough, they just might smile.|
She only smiled a few seconds out of an hour of shooting,
but I was ready, and that's all I needed.
|Still loving the "baby in a basket" but this time |
I made the whole scene more comfortable.
Also, I covered up her diaper with some bloomers.
I feel like my second round of taking her photos improved so much. I captured so much better, the adorableness that is a newborn. So, I'm really happy with how these turned out.
I shoot using a Canon eos Rebel xsi, and process in Adobe Lightroom. I LOVE that program. Just look at the before (straight out of the camera), and the after (after using Lightroom).
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