INTRODUCING: Amy Louise Photography
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE BUSINESS?
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.
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.
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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