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Who likes babies?

Thought I would give black and white conversions another whirl, I don’t usually do many of these!

Baby Ellie - Caught her attention

These are from my first baby session and it was a great learning experience. Ellie was adorable and in a good mood the whole time as she’d just woken from a nap!

Baby Ellie - She

There were a few challenges: I’ve never worked with models I couldn’t direct before so I had to adjust my shooting style and be more patient. I have a hugely increased amount of respect for baby photographers!!

Baby Ellie - Her interactive teddy bear

I originally wanted to shoot this outdoors, but on the day it was raining and miserable so I decided it would be a good opportunity to work with indoor light, which was quite dim and challenging to work with, less light means higher ISO, higher ISO means more noise.

Baby Ellie - With her mum!

Babies also move quite fast so I had to keep the shutter speed fast – does anyone recommend a minimum shutter speed for shooting babies?

Here’s that first photo in colour for those of you who are so inclined:

Baby Ellie in Colour

Thanks to Tiff for helping me organise this and Caris and Gav for allowing me to photograph Ellie!
I’m still working on the photos from this session, there are more coming :)

– Sab :)

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  • May 12, 2012 - 7:13 am

    Cheryl Morris - Amazing photography, I know it’s hard to photograph babies, but you did a super job.

  • May 12, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    Troy Morris - Great photos of Ellie, my niece is gorgeous :)

  • May 13, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Sab - Thanks for dropping by Cheryl, I’m glad you liked the photos. I think I just found it hard because it was my first time – Ellie was quite well behaved :)

  • May 13, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Sab - Thanks Troy, she is so cute with those giant eyes and ever-changing face!

  • May 20, 2012 - 10:35 am

    Cheryl Morris - Looking forward to seeing more photo’s of Ellie, thanks Sab. Cheers, Very Proud Nana Cheryl.

  • May 24, 2012 - 8:34 pm

    Kiley - Hi Sabrina, your BWs from the baby shoot are lovely – I would be very happy with that work. I do some babies, too, and always try to keep my ss 1/200 or faster unless the baby is asleep. For what that’s worth.

  • May 24, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    Sab - Thanks for the suggestion Kiley, I really like having rough rules of thumb in my head when I’m starting out :)

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