One of my recent photo shoots was of Ariana, the newest tennant in my building. She is so cute, and she just happened to be in the mood for photographing.
I shot away using my Nikon speed lights (3 in total) and a white seamless paper backdrop. I was cramped for space, so I placed a warm blanket on a prop table, and set two of my speed lights low to the floor, aimed at the paper. Next, I placed one speed light in a softbox, high and to the right of Ariana.
Learning is always the fun part, and here is what I learned. First of all, posing time was very limited. As a newborn she was fussing about, and temperamental. That was a given. Secondly, I knew that I would not have time with her to set and then check my camera settings, and focus for the shots, so a Teddy bear was used. “Use what is available” is what I have always been told.
Once again, welcome Ariana to the world, and Congratulations Ed and Renee!