Capturing the early years - Baby Photography | Profoto
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Capturing the early years - Baby Photography

4.2/5
Course participants’ average review after course completion.
(7 Reviews)

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Portraits series

$65.00

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Description

About this course

You’ll initially study how to photograph a baby in natural daylight and then mix ambient and flash light together. Sandy will show you different techniques to control lighting in a home environment. For example, you’ll see how to create a soft, diffuse and flattering light by bouncing it off a neutral colored wall or ceiling. You’ll learn about both full body and close up shots, how to use a two light set-up, as well as five great poses for mother and baby.

Lighting skill level: Basic

Duration: 36 min

What you get in this course

  • Online light shaping course
  • Scenario based teaching from real life photographic shoots
  • Downloadable step-by-step guide
  • Unlimited access on all devices
What you'll learn

Discover how to:

  • Look for available light sources in a room, eg window light
  • Work safely and comfortably with a newborn 
  • Photograph a newborn in natural daylight
  • Mix natural daylight and flash
  • Shoot using a two light set-up, including barn doors
  • Use 5 poses for mother and baby

What you may need

Essential information

Recommended gear

  • 2 x lights for off-camera use
  • 1 x umbrella or similar light modifier of choice
  • 1 x light modifier for restricting light (e.g. barndoor)

Useful knowledge

  • Lighting skill level: Basic
    • No or little experience of off-camera lighting
    • Want to start exploring simple lighting techniques
  • Camera skill level: Comfortable handling the camera in manual mode

Reviews

Paul
10 January, 2020

Good start for basic session. Where does Dad fit in? Siblings?

Rawa Alsalti
21 September, 2018

Actually it is an Amazing course and it is so useful. I am wondering if there is any chance to have a certificate from your side that I have attended this course and took all the benefits related to baby photo shoot rules and positions.

Chuck McHugh
26 June, 2018

Helpful, concise guidance - I appreciate the ability to access these videos to review, and refresh my memory on content

Chuck McHugh
30 March, 2018

highly useful content presented in a user friendly manner

Anonymous
23 March, 2018

more detail and possibly longer would improve depth of lessons.

jeff
07 April, 2018

good

Anonymous
20 February, 2018

I liked that it has very handson, short with a lot of info, but I also felt it was a little basic. Excited to go into the rest of the series.

Meet the teacher
Sandy Puc'
Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer, educator and author with over 20 years experience. From children's photography and families, to pregnancy and newborn portraiture, the idea of the family is central to Sandy’s work. As an experienced educator, Sandy shares her knowledge and passion for photography through many US speaking engagements and international tours.
Meet the teacher

Sandy Puc'

Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer, educator and author with over 20 years experience. From children's photography and families, to pregnancy and newborn portraiture, the idea of the family is central to Sandy’s work. As an experienced educator, Sandy shares her knowledge and passion for photography through many US speaking engagements and international tours.

Profoto products in action

You don’t need to own Profoto products to learn from this series. But just in case you’re interested, here are the ones we used:

Umbrella Shallow White

OCF Barndoor

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a series and a course?

A series consists of two or more courses from the same photographer. If you buy a series, you will benefit from a bundled offer for the entire package. Also, when you complete a series, you’ll receive personal feedback from one of our instructors and become a Certified Light Shaper.

Do I have to own Profoto products in order to take your courses?

No. All our courses are designed to improve your photography, regardless of what equipment you’re using.

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