Photography is a technical subject that flourishes on the artistic vision of photographers. A lot of emotions are involved in photography that helps to create the most stunning visuals. Having the best photographic equipment and sound technical knowledge about the subject is as much essential as to have the right kind of emotions that produce marvelous photos. This is particularly true for a newborn photographer who is entrusted with the responsibility of capturing the incredible moments of life. The photographer has to be highly sensitive about the subject being handled. It is an overwhelming experience to capture the moments in the life of the newborn that might have just spent a few days in this world. How the photographer should take up the task to make the session the most memorable one has been discussed in this article.
Respect the newborn as your client
Although the parents of the newborn have hired you, actually you are answerable to the newborn for everything that you do during the session. Your attitude should be to generate the kind of responsibility that comes with newborn photography. Treat the newborn with the respect that you would give to adults and see how things fall into place. The most important aspect is that you have to be ultra sensitive to ensure safety of the newborn.
Here is a quick look at few tips that can make things easy for you.
As a newborn photographer you have to bear in mind that the cute little baby is not just an object like other props that you can manipulateat your will. It is a marvelous gift of life that you are commissioned to document with due sensitivity and respect. Therefore, in pursuit of photographic excellence do not try to impose anything on the newborn that can compromise with its health and safety. Do not try to make the newborn adapt poses that can strain its body parts. Allow the baby to lie down in the most natural way and make changes to positions as delicately as possible.
Make it comfortable
Remember that your client is extremely delicate and needs all the care and comfort in the world even when you want to have it your way. Pay close attention to the baby to understand the body language in the right way. Any signs of the baby being uncomfortable should be considered with due seriousness and arrangements made to ensure that it is eradicated immediately. Never allow the baby to struggle to take the pose that you prefer.
Be selective about props
Backdrops and props are important to bring out the best in photography and also true when you are photographing newborns. Being a newborn photographer, you have to be extra cautious in selecting props that are completely safe for the baby. Never use any glass items as props as it can compromise with safety.
Do not get carried away by your photographic pursuits so much that you lose sight of the baby. Always take care to ensure that it is breathing easy and the support system for keeping it comfortable is working fine.