Sometimes I wonder if I’m updating too much at the expense of my university course work, but I did well in an assessment today so I gave myself the night off to edit a handful of images :) Thought I would give black and white conversions another whirl, I don’t usually do many of these!
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!
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!!
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.
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:
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 :)