Monthly Archives: February 2013

Baby Photography Singapore – Handling an Upset Baby during Shoot

In today’s digital age, you no longer have to worry about not having enough film for all the shots you want. You also no longer have to worry about saving shots and other worries of the past. Today, you can take as many shots of your son or daughter as you wish in his many moods. Unfortunately though, not all the pictures you take are great enough to share.

If you want professional looking pictures, you need the help of photographers who know their trade, those specializing in baby photography. Search online and browse their newborn photography works. Once you have chosen the company you want, let the photographer get the perfect shots you desire.

A child’s disposition on the day of the shoot decides the output or pictures to be had. A happy baby will most often result in happy pictures. On the other hand, a baby having a bad day may be ornery and uncooperative throughout his session. There are ways though of handling an upset baby during a shoot. Some baby photography tips for such instances are given below for your reference and appreciation:

Tip #1: Work with him when he is ready. Allow the baby to be familiar with his surroundings and the photographer. He may just be feeling unsure and needs to be reassured that he will not be harmed. The place should be conducive to bringing out the best in your little one. When he is ready, you can begin.

Tip #2: Give the baby what he needs. If the child is hungry, allow him to drink his milk first until he is ready to having his pictures taken. If he is looking for familiar objects as a teething toy or a baby ball, give this to him. Once distracted, he may be persuaded to have his picture taken.

Tip #3: Keep mommy within his sight. A mother’s presence is always a secure sight for babies. Keep mommy within easy reach to assure him that she is there when he needs her. Babies are more confident with their parents around. A mother for example can coax her little one to smile for her and get exactly the reaction she wants.

Handling your upset baby during a shoot will be easier in time. Experience after all teaches you what to do. So learn from the past and apply all that you have learned in the future.

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Maternity Photography Singapore – Daring Mama from Bulgaria

Maya was one of the few names that left an impression when I was contacted. Its not just because the name is unique, it’s also the name of the 3D animation software that I wanted to learn a long ago.

Maya is from Bulgaria, and her husband Thilo is from Germany. While waiting for the makeup to be done, I had a chat with Thilo. Through the conversation, I got to know how they met, and where their wedding was held. They also shared their wedding photos taken in Germany.

During the photoshoot, Maya wanted to have a similar shot that I had done for Cheryl (who was featured in the New Paper). She had seen Cheryl’s photo and really loved it. I was concerned at first as Maya was already in her 38th week and to do that pose can be very challenging for her. And yet she did it without any hesitation. Bravo! 🙂

Below are some images to share.

Makeup by: Valda Goh

Darren (123 Photography)

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Children Photography Singapore – Making Photoshoot Fun for Your Child

Every photographer wants to get happy, exciting photos of children. Kids are such stimulating subjects, with their constant movements and wild expressions. But while it is enjoyable to watch them play and run, once you turn the camera towards their direction, most children will hide their faces or lose their natural emotions. What should you do to keep the magic from disappearing, then?
Children photography is different from other forms of photography. For one, you are shooting somebody who gets bored very easily. You will only have a minute or less to capture that perfect expression. You can’t spend hours directing them or telling them what to do. You also can’t persuade them to do the things you want. It takes a balance of patience and luck to get the perfect photograph.
You also have to think of the child. They may get intimidated from your camera gear, so don’t bring too many large and distracting things. You need to make sure that the child is at ease with you and your camera. Talk to the child and make them comfortable around you. Don’t ask them to pose too much; give them freedom to do whatever they like. Also, give them props such as their favorite toy or an interesting object. This will usually make them forget that there is a camera trained on their face, allowing them to be natural in front of the lens.
While taking the photograph, get down on your knees. It is best to get an eye level photo, so that it looks more personal. You can even take candid photos; this way you don’t have to constantly ask the child to look at your camera. Be creative in the ways you distract them. Kids photography requires you to think out of the box.
Some days your subject can be unwilling or difficult to work with. Give them a short break, or if it is no cost, allow yourself to postpone the shoot for some other day. If the shoot is no longer enjoyable for the child, you won’t be getting any good photos of the kid anytime soon.
You will learn that shooting a child is a new learning experience, every single time. Getting that perfect photo that really gets a child’s essence is something priceless. This may not be the easiest form of photography, but it can be very fun, for both you and the child.
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