INTRODUCING: Amy Louise Photography

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE BUSINESS?

3 years.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS FIRST PICTURE?

This was my very first attempt at taking newborn pictures (luckily, it was my own child). I made the mistake of thinking I could do my own newborn photos, even though I didn’t know how to use my camera properly, and I had never taken pictures of newborns before.

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NOW THAT YOU ARE MORE EXPERIENCED, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS FIRST PICTURE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS WRONG WITH IT?

The lighting is all wrong. I used the on camera flash, as well as having natural light coming in from above and to the right of him. I didn’t know how to pose a newborn, and I flopped him down on the blanket without taking the time to make sure he was posed in a flattering way. I thought that changing the image to sepia fixed the mixed lighting.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS SECOND PICTURE?

By the time baby number 3 was born, I was feeling much more confident. I do not pose newborns at all, but I do make sure that I’m photographing them in a flattering way. I love photographing them in their natural poses. I had waited until he was asleep, and moved him onto my bed with the only light source, a large window, to the right of him. I stood on the bed and shot above him after he had moved into this pose on his own.

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WHAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR GROWTH AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?

Lots and lots of practice. I shoot almost every single day. This is the most valuable thing I believe you can do to improve. I shoot my kids, or the light, or nature, just anything that inspires me.

Thank you for sharing, Amy! Beautiful improvement.

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