Creating photography props – newborn nest

It's taken a while but I've finally found my creative streak again. I'd been thinking about my newborn photo sessions and making them more effective. I already use a posing pillow and additional padding as and when. Rather than rolling out muslins for padding why not have a soft, padded ring in which the baby can be placed?...It turns … Continue reading Creating photography props – newborn nest

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Backdrop rollers – saving space and my sanity!

Since gaining some studio space I decided to invest in backdrop rollers as a permanent fixture. And wow, what an amazing piece of kit! As useful as my portable backdrop stands are the tripod legs take up too much room, can be tripped over and can only display one backdrop at a time. I bought … Continue reading Backdrop rollers – saving space and my sanity!

There’s beautiful scenery in Cornwall?

Like many others I was a tourist with a camera, so why do I only have a couple of landscape images from a week in Cornwall? I stand in awe of a great scene as long as the next person but I'm no landscape photographer. I stop and appreciate the land form, the colours and … Continue reading There’s beautiful scenery in Cornwall?

Creating photography props – newborn lace bonnet

With a newborn photo shoot just around the corner I had thought about investing in some hairbands and hats but wasn't too keen on the ones I'd seen online. I found a beautiful pattern for a crocheted lace bonnet so I picked up a crochet hook, bought a lace weight yarn and started creating. I … Continue reading Creating photography props – newborn lace bonnet

Do it your way

I listen intently to other photographers, watch training videos, read articles online and most importantly learn from my own experience. Lighting has to be an area I've read about most and as a result I've learned a great deal. I began with very simple kit which included continuous lighting in the form of two soft boxes. Over … Continue reading Do it your way

Photography equipment – creating a newborn backdrop frame

During numerous newborn shoots I remember longing for smooth, taut fabric, free of wrinkles and a lot easier on the editing time. I always tried to borrow a pair of hands to pull the fabric a little and the parents were always willing to help. But between you and me I'd rather they put their … Continue reading Photography equipment – creating a newborn backdrop frame

Digital backdrops – my first use

I had been curious about using digital backdrops for quite a while but had never found the time to experiment with them. Then the Christmas holidays came along, my husband was at home and all of a sudden I had some time for myself. I purchased an image and it was emailed to me immediately so I started working with it. I found … Continue reading Digital backdrops – my first use