Cute on Camera: 10 Baby Photography DIY Guides

Photography | October 31st 2012

Babies today are getting all the camera attention they could ask for. It’s no wonder, really, since they are such great models. They may not listen to all your stage instructions, and sometimes they throw a fit just when you’re ready to snap, but when everything goes smoothly you get beautiful photographs that makes you go “awww”.

If you’re a starting photographer or a new parent, baby photography is about to become a major part of your life. It can be very challenging, but it can also be great fun if you approach it with the right attitude. These DIY guides we collected will help you get into that creative mindset. No baby is too young for the perfect photo shoot, and these guides will help you get there – DIY style!

 

100 Toddler Shots to Improve Your Family Photography

100 Toddler Shots to Improve Your Family Photography

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A huge variety of ideas to what you could do with the little ones in front of the lens. Try out these different poses, accessories and atmospheres to get really beautiful shots.

 

Set Up a Studio

Set Up a Studio

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Professional photographer Jodie Allen is sharing pics from her own improvised studio. Have a look and see how you can implement some of these props at your very own home.

 

Creative Pregnancy and Newborn Photos

Creative Pregnancy and Newborn Photos

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A collection of lovely images that will help you think outside-of-the-box while planning a pregnancy or newborn photography session.

 

Elmo Lens

Elmo Lens

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Getting kids to look at the camera is probably one of the more difficult tasks involved in children photography. Elmo here will make that job much easier.

 

A Journey in Photos

A Journey in Photos

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DIY experts Sherry and John document how their baby Clara is growing up with a series of beautiful photos. Going over their work is extremely inspiring.

 

iPhone Photography Tips

iPhone Photography Tips

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Day-to-day moments with your kids become gorgeous photographs taken with a Smartphone. So simple and so cute!

 

Newborn Photography Tips and Tricks

Newborn Photography Tips and Tricks

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What to prepare? How to arrange the lighting? What to do an in emergency mode? All the info, along with helpful images, right in this post.

 

Turning Furniture Into Props

Turning Furniture Into Props

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Every piece of furniture is potentially also a great photography prop. You just need to tweak it a little, as shown in this post.

 

Toddler-Tie Guide

 

Toddler-Tie Guide

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A tie on a baby – that’s mega-cute!  But how do you actually put the tie on them? All answers in this guide, sorted by age groups!

 

Props Inspiration

Props Inspiration

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Great ideas on what you can use in a baby photo shoot. Easy to make or affordable to buy.

 

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