Various types of lighting to highlight the newest member of the family

by Somya Sood Baby, Kids, Maternity, Family Photography, Delhi N

Baby photography is a niche in the industry and not all venture out looking for baby photoshoots in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram or Faridabad. This is because babies can be notoriously difficult to handle. To make things easy for the mother, generally, the baby should be photographed within the first ten days of being born. This is due to babies being most pliable during that phase, as they sleep 20 out of 24 hours a day.


Babies are magical, especially for the parents. Working alongside a good photographer, who can conduct a magical baby photoshoot, capturing the precious moments of the mother with the newborn, is not only rewarding emotionally for the mother but also for the photographer.


Lighting for newborn photography

Lighting is the most important aspect of photography, as the amount of light allowed through the lens of the camera is what takes a picture. Lighting used for photoshoots can range from ambient light, natural light and to assisted lighting for the shoot with the help of flashes and reflectors, if necessary. Parental preferences for the location of the shoot will determine what kind of lighting is best suited for that shoot.


Ambient lighting for photoshoots

While this sounds easy, oftentimes, the ambient lighting will need a boost from another source of fading light using a diffuser or placing the baby near the window. There has to be enough light to skim the baby without illuminating very brightly. This method takes a bit of trial and error to figure, as to which is the best angle and placement of the newborn for the best newborn baby photography shoots that are memorable and worth framing.


Natural Lighting for newborns

Natural lighting is the best source of light, but one needs to take advantage of the best times of the day for the best lighting. Early morning and evening are a good time to shoot outdoors, with beautiful lighting. Even if the weather is cold and not very sunny, one can still make the best of the situation. Depending on the parents’ preferences and also the season, the shoot maybe held outdoors at a park, or indoors where the baby is warm for winters.


Indoor lighting for baby photography

Using props for lighting is a great way to boost lighting for indoor shoots with not very good lighting. As a parent, one should consult the photographer and maybe allow them a few visits before the actual shoots. This helps, as the photographer can gauge how much light is required, or if he or she may have to get props that can create a better lighting effect.  Using diffusers is optional, although it may help indoors to create the best lighting with blurred shadows.


Many families and soon to be mothers prefer to work with the same photographer during their maternity and newborn photography sessions. Building trust and establishing a connection as a parent with the photographer is advisable, as they will be capturing the most important phase of their lives. A good photographer in Delhi or Gurugram has an innate understanding of the warmth and affection required to portray the baby in the best light.

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