The Newborn Series
Photographing newborns requires a special skillset that comes from deeply understanding the needs and limitations of infants. Russ Jackson is a leader in newborn photography who teaches photographers all around the world. In his new course, he shares tips and tricks of the trade that make it possible to settle babies into a deep sleep that makes posing possible, and he shows you how to master the technical skills needed to safely capture images of newborns that their parents will love.
Included in this Bundle:
6 Hrs, 02 Mins
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
1. HOW TO CHOOSE & USE EQUIPMENT ESSENTIAL FOR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHYWhen working with newborns, it’s important to always have them at arm’s length so you can be prepared to catch them if they startle. This proximity requires particular equipment so that you can achieve shots free of distortion. As well, you need lighting that can produce gentle light and not be too strong. And, there are a plethora of newborn specific tools you’ll need, such as your posing surface, posing pillows, wraps, heat control, and a shusher. This course will teach you what is essential and what you can do without.
2. HOW TO KEEP YOUR TINY CLIENTS SAFE AND DEEPLY ASLEEPSuccessful newborn photographers are often called baby whisperers because those who take their craft seriously become expert in how to keep infants safe and comfortable based on their bodily limitations and needs. They also know how to work with the baby’s natural sleep cycle so that they can lull them into a deep sleep that makes posing possible. In this course, you’ll learn how to assess those limitations and help babies get into and stay in deep sleep, so that they don’t become over-stimulated, and you can have a successful session.
3. HOW TO CREATE A VARIED GALLERY FULL OF DISTINCTLY ADORABLE IMAGESWhen working with newborns, you are limited in how many different poses you can put them in and in the time you have available to take those shots. Russ will show you how to make the most out of each pose so that you come away with a gallery of 25 distinct and adorable images that your tiny client’s parents will love and want to buy.
"You must always think—”is there a safer way where our clients will still find this beautiful?” And the answer is always YES."-Russ Jackson
Photographing newborns requires a special skillset that comes from deeply understanding the needs and limitations of infants. Russ Jackson is a leader in newborn photography, a regular presenter at The Baby Summit, and has taught photographers all around the world. In his new course, he provides comprehensive instruction in newborn photography, covering everything from what equipment to use and how to use it for maximum effect to how to assess a newborn’s physical condition so that you can pose them as safely as possible. Russ shares tips and tricks of the trade, and the live shoot portion of the course allows you to experience first-hand his techniques for gently, patiently, and respectfully working with newborn babies.
Additionally, you’ll receive 5 invaluable downloads with illustrations on how to pose babies, use posing pillows, position lights, what use camera angles effectively, and construct a bean bag posing surface. Additionally, you’ll receive Russ’s recommendations for which equipment is ideal for newborn photography, and you’ll receive his Photoshop actions for newborns that make fixing red skin and blotchiness a breeze, transform your images quickly into black and white, save you time on saving images, and more.