The inclusion of a new baby can be one of the most wonderful and amazing moments for a family. The preciousness of these moments can be more memorable if you can capture them in your camera as a good photographer. Though you can hire a professional photographer for this purpose some people try to capture these moments themselves due to the excitement. If you are one of such people then 5 tips for photographing your own newborn are provided hereunder which can help you in getting the best results.
Take it easy: If you are capturing the photos of your newborn then instead of making haste you should work patiently as you are not short of time like a hired professional photographer. Instead of doing all the things in one day you should first of all recover from the experience of having a newborn which will also help in giving up your frustration and exhaustion. You have enough time to capture the photos of the newborn as he remains in the same look at least for one initial month. Thus, you can take the best photographs of your newborn in a relaxed mood, by making all other arrangements perfectly.
Adjust the lighting: Proper lighting is one of the most important things for taking the best photographs, whether it is of your newborn or anyone else. Most of the amateur photographers do not care for the lighting as they are not professionally trained. The lighting can make a photo the best or the worst. So, one should adjust the lighting suitably to give a natural look to the object. The sun can be the natural and best source of light for taking a photograph of your newborn. But if you are using other lighting sources then their placement should be at 45-degree angle so that the light can flow from the top of his head to his body to create a soft shadow underneath.
Capture photo when the baby is happy: Happiness keeps everyone happy. You will be happy to see the photograph of your newborn if he looks happy in it. So you should consider the mood of your newborn while capturing his photo. You can create a comfortable environment in your home according to the weather conditions to make your baby happy before shooting his snap. Though today you can use various software tools to modify the photo according to your choice but still natural happiness has its own effect on the photograph.
Safety of the baby: It is another important factor to be considered while photographing your newborn. There must be someone to support your baby if you are planning a photo session by using some prop or at some difficult location. But the best style of photographing your newborn can be organic and simple pose as it also keeps him safe.
Other minor details: There are certain other minor things which should be cared of while photographing a newborn. These things may include the rosy lips, upturned nose, tiny fingers and toes and little-wrinkled chin of the newborn which can make your photograph memorable for life. You should shoot him a bit a closely to focus on all of his minor details which you will enjoy when he gets older.