DIY Baby Photography


The DIY Way of Baby Photography

Whenever the topic of newborn photography or baby photography comes up, there are a number of questions which arises in the minds of the parents. The most common being, whether they hire a photographer or do it all by themselves? Well, you can hire a photographer but that is only if there is an occasion. What if you want some pictures of your baby which are just random? You can get them if you do it yourself. For baby photography, you just need a couple of equipment. You will get some photography tutorials over the internet, but here is a synopsis of the equipment.

The DIY Way of Baby Photography
The DIY Way of Baby Photography

Camera Required?

Here we won’t discuss the tips and tricks but about the equipment you must have to get the baby photography session done. The first thing you need is a Digital Single Lens Reflector Camera or a DSLR camera. Along with it, you might need a couple of lenses. DSLR cameras are the best option for every kind of photography.

Lenses Required?

You don’t have to go through all the books and theories of photography to get the job done. If you have the basic knowledge about photography then the rest is very simple. Ok, so now you need to understand that for baby photography you need different lenses. One single lens cannot provide different kinds of pictures. A minimum of two good lenses can do the job easily but what are these two lenses? Well, these are the basic two lenses which are a Prime lens and a Macro lens.

The DIY Way of Baby Photography
The DIY Way of Baby Photography
  1. A Prime Lens 

It is a 50mm 1.2 lens which provides amazing portraits of babies. It is also capable of clicking landscape images so you can click booth portrait and landscape pictures. This lens is primarily used in baby photography, wedding photography, making a portfolio, etc. There three basic lenses under this type of lenses which are a 35mm lens, 50mm lens, and 85mm lens. These are the prime lenses and the numbering is made on the basis of their focal length. All the three lenses are great for baby photography but if you want to go for the best one then the 50mm lens is what you should choose

  • A Macro Lens

The macro lens is also an important part of baby photography. The macro lens is great for close-up images and captures the tinniest detailing of the subject. We all love to have childhood images with proper detailing. Pictures without any grain or blur. The macro lens will help you to click some beautiful close-up shots. You can get the 100mm 2.8 macro lens. It is the perfect one for baby photography. This lens delivers sharp and detailed pictures with proper colors and no extra modification. Though, you can edit the picture later on with the help of editing tools.

The DIY Way of Baby Photography
The DIY Way of Baby Photography

Other Equipment Required?

When you are done selecting the camera and lenses, next you need is a tripod or a monopod. Tripods and monopods are required for image stabilisation, setting proper frame, etc. It is an essential tool for all kinds of photography including baby photography.

The above is a basic setup to get some amazing baby photos all by yourself. You can explore more about it, if you got some time to research.

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