Ashtons 8 Month Baby Portraits›November 27, 2018 ›Brett ›Baby, Portraits, Photography, Canon
Baby Portraits Are Hard To DoI am not going to sugar coat this for you. Hats off to any photographers who specialises in baby portraits, especially when the babies are a little older and can crawl and get distracted easily.
I did this mini photo shoot of Ashton when he was 8 months old. I just bought the 100mm lens for my Canon EOS and even though it is know for macro photography, it is also great for taking awesome portraits. I am not saying my baby portrait photos are awesome, but the lens certainly has the capability.
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About the Photo ShootI did this photo shoot at home in the lounge room. It was night time, and I only used the room lights, and my canon speedlight with a reflector.
The subject looks super cute, but let me tell you... These photos were very hard to get. He would not stay still for a second. Just kept crawling toward the camera and the reflector. Not his fault I guess, the camera gear does look exciting and have plenty of buttons to push. But it certainly made it very hard to get a good shot.
I think I ended up with about 80 photos, and only a handful turned out. I was happy with that. It is not easy to get him looking at the camera, with a nice facial expression, and get it in focus (New lens has a very shallow depth of field). Here is what we ended up with. I did convert them to black and white also and they turned out great.