Thank you so much for taking the time to post these gorgeous photos as well as the info to go along with them!!
I have been practicing like crazy, I generally shoot in my studio.
Very seldom, in homes. However, just recently I did and it went well.
I truly appreciate you taking the time!
mercersmoments wrote in post #17881209
I use the one light for everything, newborns, families, toddlers etc.
I use an Elinchrom D Lite One with a double diffused 7 foot parabolic.
Setting are pretty straight forward, 100 iso, f3.2 1/160th sec. WB custom using a grey card.
I do very little editing, only red spot removal and flakey skin/purple feet etc. I love that the light is reliable and my images are tack sharp and well exposed, I am a serial pixel peeper and a technical freak.
I use a Sigma 50 1.4 art & a canon 35mm 1.4L mostly and a Canon 100 2.8L macro for the fine shots.
Here is my newborn set up. See how I have my light on the same side at the top of the baby's head. You want the shadow to be under the nose & the light "feathered" Notice the heater as well, you must keep them warm and I also use white noise, a recorded shhhhh sound works best for me.
I photograph 4-5 newborns per week. None of them have ever beaten me, I win every time !
ha ha they are smaller than me !
I hope this help you. If you are using natural light, you can do the same by having the light coming in from the same direction, shoot a grey card and use camera settings suited to the available light you have on the day.