With it being Newborn Safety Week, we figured that we would take the opportunity to show you how we achieve the “chin in the hands” pose.
This is not a reflection of our current style, since we don’t shoot newborns that often, and we prefer natural newborns to posed like this, but we used to do this often. We figured that since we had a rare newborn to shoot today, we would take the chance to show how to safely achieve this ppose, for those who are unaware of the correct way to do it.
Babies are humans. I know I sound ridiculous saying this but they are not props. It should go without saying, but sometimes people get excited about a pose and this fundamental truth goes out the window. They are families every dream, desire, and hope. They are loved more then words can express, and you have taken the opportunity to document this fleeting moment in their lives. Please take that responsibility seriously. Treat that baby as you would your own. Be safe. Have spotters. Don’t do things that are dangerous for the “shot”. It isn’t about the “wow” factor. This is a baby.
Ok, off my soap box.
Even though this shot is a composite, please do not attempt this if you do not know what you are doing. Do not think that by seeing this done in this short video, you are qualified to go out and do this to someone’s child. Please please please–know what you are doing
Ok, NOW I am really off my soap box.
Here are the before and after images.
The top images+ middle image=the bottom image.
Ok, now a video showing how this is done in Photoshop. The actual merging part takes all of 30 seconds. Seriously, it so fast. I just talk a lot