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Taking Baby Bump pictures..

Postby -Neil- » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:39 pm

Hi,
I was just wondering does anyone have any tips?

I have a D60, 50mm 1.4, 35mm 1.8, 18-55mm kit lens, sb-600 flash gun, tripod.

Thank you.
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Re: Taking Baby Bump pictures..

Postby HikingMike » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:25 am

How good are you with your flash? Are you set to take it off camera? I'm not great at off camera yet but am studying and this is what I would do. Aim the flash right at mom's belly and shoot a profile. Keep the flash on manual very close to her (just out of frame) and set the power pretty low. Don't worry about not having a background, you don't need it. Mom should wear comfy pants that she can pull down under belly and a light weight t-shirt. She can pull the t-shirt snug around her belly or roll the shirt up to see her belly. If you need to learn about off camera flash I highly recommend http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html
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Re: Taking Baby Bump pictures..

Postby HikingMike » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:55 pm

This is not my photo, I do not know the person taking the picture nor have I asked their permission to post. They had it linked to a public pool of photos for critic.
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_DSC9706e by sigitpriyono, on Flickr

This one is a more advanced picture using 2 flashes
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30976645@N04/9332427589/
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Re: Taking Baby Bump pictures..

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:00 am

Take a look at Elliott Erwitt's fifth image on this page: http://www.catherinecouturier.com/exhib ... ter-class/
The lighting in the picture isn't all that great, but I think the idea is awesome.

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Re: Taking Baby Bump pictures..

Postby HikingMike » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:24 am

Bjorn...

That's cute. baby looked a little older, guess they gave mom a chance to lose a little baby weight :lol:
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Re: Taking Baby Bump pictures..

Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:12 pm

The honorable thing to to. Of course, Erwitt might have only thought of putting the pictures together like this after some time...

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Re: Taking Baby Bump pictures..

Postby keystrokesuk » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:46 pm

If you google (make sure the images tab is selected)
"vanity fair cover pregnant"
you get the classic Demi Moore, bump shot as well as some other examples
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Re: Taking Baby Bump pictures..

Postby coreythompson » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:05 am

Different photographer have different taste such as; wildlife photography, nature photography, event photography (wedding photography, party photography), fashion photography and many others. Here I completely appreciate the effort of the photographer.
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