Thursday, September 3, 2009

How to Photograph Your Baby

Some people have heard me go on and on about the various podcasts that I LOVE to listen to on my commute to work. One of my favorites is "New Moms, New Babies" (a spin off of my other favorite, Pregtastic). A recent episode of New Moms, New Babies featured guest photographer Nick Kelsh. Nick, a famous baby and family photographer, gave lots of easy tips for armatures on how to take great pictures of your baby - without a fancy camera... or being a professional. At the end of the episode, there was a contest, to win a copy of Nick's DVD "How to photograph your baby." I entered... and I WON!! One week later... THIS arrived in the mail!!

The DVD really provides all kinds of great tips from... get closer to the baby... to turn off your flash... to change the ISO setting (sounds confusing... its not, trust me!!)

So... using Nick's tips... I set out this afternoon to get a few pictures of Andrew!

CLOSE.




























FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE






















And a few of my favorites.

What do you think???

(P.S. Let me know if you wanna borrow the DVD... not ONLY was it VERY informative... but it was funny to boot!).

15 comments:

Michelle Z said...

Love it! I definitely want to borrow.

Lindsy said...

Wow Andrw is so hasome!! I want to borrow it too, put me in line after Michelle.

Mommy Moreno said...

Great pics!!! What a handsome little man!

Katie said...

Can I watch it with Lindsy? Perhaps over cocktails?

Great job, photog! He is a stud!

Brakes and Gas said...

The above was me. I was accidently signed into my work email. Ooops!

Jamers said...

So cute! I'm glad you learned some new techniques. Yay, for winning!

Amber said...

OMG. SO Friggin Adorable! Great shots Alison!

Leyna said...

I love the last two. I thought Nick was an excellent guest. Keep the DVD in mind for a babyshower gift!

janessa said...

Great photos, Alison!
And when I saw what book he was reading I got sooo excited :)

Topanga said...

those are some great photos! I wish I were closer. I would love to borrow. I mostly get the action blur when I try to capture Ori.

Kendra said...

Wow, that is one good looking kid you've got! :) Fantastic pics!

CHarris said...

Great job! And he is soooo cute!

Stefanie K. said...

I think you did a GREAT job...BUT, he's so cute, I have a hard time believing you could possibly take a bad picture of him. He's just so so beautiful, A!!!!

Kelly said...

So cute!!

Suzanne said...

Could he be ANY cuter?! Nope, totally impossible! Great photography, too :-)