With the birth of a new baby comes the excitement of wanting to capture every new moment. Their first day home, bath, smile, steps…the list goes on and on. It’s important that you learn a little about baby photography before you just go snapping away. You will be happy you did, especially when you are looking back on the memories years from now.
Honestly, I wish I had known more about photography before having Sawyer. His hospital portraits were rushed by the “photographers for hire” that came by and spent all of five minutes in our room with us. Back then, I had a very crappy point and shoot camera and had no idea which settings were best once he was home.
Now that I have a DSLR, the photos of my now-toddler baby are much better – but I still want to be prepared the next time we have a bun in the oven.
Luckily, photographer, author and educator Erin Manning shares three of her best baby photography tips in the video below. Erin gives you advice on setting the scene and getting close to the baby for those perfect images, as well as using a SanDisk Ultra SDHC card to make sure she never misses a shot.
- Set the scene. Use natural window lighting and soft, solid colors in the background to prevent distractions.
- Get close. Use the macro setting on your camera to focus on the tiny details of your baby.
- Always be ready. Keep a charged battery in your camera. Use a high-quality memory card to store your photos.
What tips do you have for better baby photography?
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for SanDisk. I received a product sample to thank me for participating.