Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about safety. Not all is as it appears in photos. A lot of pre-planning and know-how go into some photos. Here are some examples with some before and after photos to help you understand what goes into making some of those popular photos on the web. And, yes, Photoshop knowledge is yet another tool in your photographer’s bag as well as lighting, camera, and lens. Safety, however is a must and should be exercised first.
After color correction, cropping, compositing 2 photos together to give mom what she desired (an image with their wedding rings on their infant’s toes), and editing in a wall background in Photoshop here is the finished result:
Safety and comfort was practiced by the whole session taking place on top of towels under a blanket backdrop laid on the floor.
Yeah, but what about the one with the baby held up in the air? That’s real right?
No. That’s all a shift in perspective on how you view it. It’s actually photographed with the baby and parent’s hands on a black backdrop with the baby laying on a well stuffed beanbag for safety. Here’s before and after below:
So, you see, not all is what it looks like when you see the final image or photo. Never place a baby on a shelf to take their picture unless said shelf is laying on the floor. Never place a baby in your hands and hold them up like in the image above to take their photo. Use the steps I just provided you with if you are going to take their photos yourself. Never allow a photographer to place your baby at risk. A knowledgeable photographer knows the tricks on how to obtain the photo you desire without placing you or your baby at risk.
Love and Life,