Beginners often ask me whether or not they require a portrait lens for baby photography. The answer in relation to baby portraiture is an absolute yes. With a standard lens you will need to get in very close to a baby. You can shoot from further back and crop digitally later, but, from a quality perspective, it’s best to have ‘more image to play with’. The fact is that the closer a stranger (you the photographer) gets to a baby the less chance there is of a good ‘quick shot’.
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Aim for consistency. This tip will increase your sales. By this I mean check that all group members have their hands on laps in a similar fashion, check that they all have their feet in a similar stance and check that all jackets are either open on buttoned.
I’ve written this article so that you are clear about the importance of power in relation to flash. When I was just starting out, I asked a wedding photographer I knew what sort of flash I should buy. His answer? “The most powerful one you can afford”.