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Baby with blue eyes looking out of the window

Baby with blue eyes looking out of the window
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Behind The Lens

Location

The photo was taken inside a family home. It was a mother & baby session. When indoor, I create lifestyle photos with the use of natural light through windows.

Time

It was 11:33am when I created this photo. As a natural light photographer, I always make sure even when shooting indoors, that I have access to good light. In this instance, the only room in this family's house which was well lit was the kitchen. There was great natural light coming in through the window, which worked perfect for the shoot.

Lighting

I would say that as a natural light photographer, I do my research on the location before the shoot day. That way I know what to expect when I get there to begin the shoot. In this case, my research was simply asking the mother which room gets more light in the afternoon. This way I knew where exactly I would be shooting within their home.

Equipment

I used my Nikon D7000 with 35mm f/1.8 lens. I love this light-weight lens as I move around a lot during shoots.

Inspiration

This photo was begging to be created. The catch lights reflected in the baby's beautiful blue eyes are what inspired me to take this photo.

Editing

Using Lightroom, I bumped up the contrast. Using the Tone Curve I adjusted shadows, darks, lights and highlights.

In my camera bag

Nowadays, I have my Nikon D750 with 35mm f/1.8 lens and just in case, I also have my 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lens in my bag.

Feedback

My advice to anyone who does family photography in a small space like in a home, is to guide the family in the right direction of what shot you want. This doesn't mean you should tell them to smile and stand still, but instead you should give them prompts and observe and capture what follows.

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