Live Shoot: Newborn With Prop Stool


Newborns: Props and Posing


Lesson Info

Live Shoot: Newborn With Prop Stool

A couple of technical questions natural light so you could tell us let us know where you're generally at. Yeah, so I am. I can see right now I'm shooting at one sixty three point to my I was a thousand right now I wait try it let's do it people want someone to do it you want to do it? We'll try taking me doing thirty seconds in the greater like in the way throw this on top um so my aperture forjust a baby is going to be probably around three or four just put it on the bear sometimes to under five point six my s o is usually runs one sixty I was starting at eighty and then I went to one hundred. But I'm a shaky girl because I moved so fast my shutter what was I saying? Oh, sorry, my shutter. But I moved so fast that I like I like to keep my shutter one sixty because I just feel better. And then after that then the only variable I have left is the so figure out what aperture you want. Set your aperture figure out what shutter makes you comfortable and then you only have one variable left...

and that's your so and then pull the night the light as you knead it with your reflector so what we would do on this is we would put him on his side more so we talk them we probably will be able to do this but I'm going to show it to you we would tuck his feet under and get a good comfort and we would cross his arms over and let him rest on this side first so have a look is he's like this laying on his side and then we would when he's ready turn him so he's like this and that's all we would do and then tiffany would stay there and just kind of hold the back of his head and that's and that's it's really that simple make sure something's underneath here so if you pull away two for one second we can show them you would turn keep his feet cure his arm under for way go he wanted to suck something and then see how we straighten him out you see that last question, a million other any poses that you wouldn't try to attempt you know what? I don't do the sling anymore hanging off the branch thank you. I did that for years and I'm just I just hate it I just don't like to do it so risky it's so much work and I just don't like it so I don't do that one anymore could you do it? You're doing it so he's american camera can see it I can take a quick to second pictures any other ones oh yeah totally is doing it we definitely we have to keep john now do you do the belly casts me yes kind of my assistance to them I help from time to time I did yours I did yours it's funny because my assistants are so used to me to saying get so you're doing this morning you're doing a valley cast and they're like I've never done a belly cast ever I've never been pregnant and so marissa would be like wondering what's and then nicole just cold like television cole twenty twenty two they call you're doing but you can't say shit like ok don't really know what I'm doing just watch me and now they can all do belly cast so I just kind of you know what I want to do something and just saying let's just go in and do it were all new to it let's just do it I would want his arm just for perfection more underneath we won't do it but the fix technical is you would just we can let him go but the technical is that if it comes up was we would just pull his arm out a little bit more so he's resting underneath but he can be done any other one handful questions about to wrap are not trapped you always ran oh, my god, always. And I gotta tell you, you know, I do videos because that's a whole other thing. I'm a big believer in videos for our clients and it's part of our package now, and so alex is always videoing me, and we provide these finished videos to our clients of behind the scenes newborn sessions, and every time I say, oh, the baby's coming in and they're sleeping, alex, we're just going to start without the baby wrapped, all hell breaks loose, and he just looks at me, and I'm like, here we go. I'm sorry. Before I was a footage, so now I'm just like, you know what? We're rapping and sometimes it's, like all you need is that first ten or fifteen minutes, and I've had babies naked for two hours after that, as long as I start with the rap. So, yes, we can't skip the rap.

Class Description

Newborn photography is a rich experience for both photographers and new parents. In Newborns: Props and Posing, Ana Brandt will share some of her creative insights for capturing that magic with the propping and posing techniques she uses in her own successful newborn and family photography studio.

In this class Ana Brandt will share ideas for incorporating unique props into your sessions. She’ll also share tips for making your own and ensuring you are using your props safely and beautifully. You’ll also learn about posing with newborns, including different ways to help parents get comfortable in front of the camera while holding and posing with their newest bundle of joy.


Leigh Rogers

I really liked this course. As someone new to newborn photography, I learned so much valuable information such as using Aquaphor - which has saved me a ton of time editing, session flow, as well as not getting overwhelmed with having a thousand props. I didn't really find using natural light to work so well during my first newborn session after these videos. It offered some beautiful lighting and was much more soothing for the baby than having flashing lights, but once that appointment is booked, relying on natural light to be there the day of can be so nerve racking. Also, I didn't like how high I had to have my ISO using natural light through windows. However, I will say that if there are big windows and lots of light coming in, I will use it, but I would recommend planning for that not working out for you. Thank you so much, Ana, for a great class. I grew so much because of your guidance!

Katherine Angeles

Loved it! Very detailed and great posing tips, good prop sources and the best only with natural light.