This is as much a PSA as it is a tip but it’s an important one. It’s becoming more and more common to put newborns into unusual poses, containers or situations during a shoot. The final images are then shared online and new photographers attempt to copy them. What’s important to know is that many of these poses can only safely be done with composites.
Putting a baby in a precarious situation, requiring them to balance, hanging them from somewhere they could fall, putting them into glass jars, expecting them to prop up their own heads – none of this is safe without great measures of precaution and support.
Because I don’t tend to do this sort of shot, I don’t have any before and afters to show you (thanks to Stephanie Robin Photography for sharing the ones above), but please check out the links below regarding newborn safety to see how a lot of these shots are actually pulled off. No photograph is worth risking the safety of a human being.
Today’s Suggested Topic:
Candid and often gritty, street photography is a documentary style of capturing life.
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