Learn to master the art of maternity and newborn photography Maternity and newborn photography is an exciting new photographic specialty with a growing market. In this book by professional photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Sandy Puc, you will find both information and inspiration. This book covers technical aspects such as equipment, lighting techniques, and composition, but also examines the human side of the equation: how to make moms comfortable during the shoot, tips on photographing newborns, suggestions for props and poses for children under a year of age, and much more. Additionally, it will include business strategies for photographers who are looking to expand into this bourgeoning market.
* Addresses what photographers need to know to venture into this popular specialty * Provides technical information about equipment, lighting, composition, camera settings, and printing * Explains how to make expectant mothers feel comfortable and attractive during the shoot, how to work with newborns, techniques for posing children younger than a year, tips on using props, and more * Illustrated with dozens of the author's maternity and newborn portraits Bellies and Babies: The Art of Maternity and Newborn Photography offers photographers both the information and ideas they need to successfully photograph expectant mothers and newborns.
Sandy Puc' holds the prestigious titles of Print Master and Explorer of Light from Canon USA. Her highly successful studio is known for the outstanding quality of both the work and customer service. Sandy conducts numerous workshops each year.
Introduction xvi Chapter One: The Baby Plan 2 Chapter Two: Creating a Marketing Plan 18 Chapter Three: Creating an Efficient Studio 40 Chapter Four: Pre-Session Consultation 60 Chapter Five: Lighting Setup and Session Preparation 66 Chapter Six: Discovering Your Style 78 Chapter Seven: The Maternity Session 86 Chapter Eight: Becoming a Baby Expert 96 Chapter Nine: Newborn Sessions 104 Chapter Ten: Three-Month Session 116 Chapter Eleven: Six-Month Session 124 Chapter Twelve: One-Year Session 134 Chapter Thirteen: Success in Sales 148 Chapter Fourteen: Workflow and Production 166 Chapter Fifteen: Giving Back 176 Chapter Sixteen: Closing Thoughts 186 Index 191