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Newborn Portraits: Working with Cheesecloth

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Photography Tips

Newborn Portraits: Working with Cheesecloth
Cheesecloth has become a very popular accessory in the world of newborn photography. Its soft, gauzy texture lends itself to the light, ethereal and serene feel that many mothers are looking for in their baby’s first portraits. Dyed cheesecloth is very effective for swaddling or wrapping babies safely and snugly so that they can be set up in a variety of photogenic poses.

Improving Your Lighting with a Reflector

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Improving Your Lighting with a Reflector | Backdrop Express Photography Team Photo lighting is an art form unto itself; without it, those magical images you love to create wouldn’t be possible. Photo lighting can be completely natural, artificially orchestrated, or somewhere in between. Whether you’re out in direct sunlight or working with studio lighting, one of the most effective tools for enhancing and fine-tuning photography lighting is the reflector.

What Are Poseable Backdrops?

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What Are Poseable Backdrops? | Backdrop Express Blog In an industry that tends to have a lot of repetition and duplication, photos taken with poseable backdrops for newborns and babies is an exciting new trend that’s catching on in the children’s photography world. This unique form of newborn photography creates a 3D effect using 2D backdrops, props, and artful, creative arrangements. Queenie Liao, a California photographer, has already taken this technique to impressive heights with work that creates a truly otherworldly and fantastical vibe.

Tips for Newborn Composite Photos

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Tips for Newborn Composite Photos | Backdrop Express Compositing in newborn photography is now making the “impossible” possible. Have you ever seen a photo of a slumbering infant hanging precariously from a drape or hammock that was “impossibly” high up in a thin tree branch? How about a newborn somehow holding their own head in their hands among adorable props in a posed photo? Then you’ve likely just witnessed the magic of newborn photography compositing. (If it wasn’t compositing, then the parent and photographer were being needlessly reckless in their posing choices.) There are genres of photography that not only benefit from the use of photo editing software; they often require it. Ultra-creative newborn photography that makes use of software allows for image ideas and compositions that would otherwise be unrealistic — or downright unsafe.