Bellies and Babies: The Business of Maternity and Newborn by Sandy Puc'

By Sandy Puc'

Learn to grasp the paintings of maternity and child photography

Maternity and baby images is an exhilarating new photographic area of expertise with a turning out to be marketplace. during this ebook via specialist photographer and Canon Explorer of sunshine Sandy Puc, you'll find either details and proposal. This publication covers technical features resembling apparatus, lighting fixtures innovations, and composition, but in addition examines the human aspect of the equation: find out how to make mothers cozy in the course of the shoot, tips about photographing newborns, feedback for props and poses for kids lower than a yr of age, and lots more and plenty extra. also, it's going to contain company recommendations for photographers who're trying to extend into this bourgeoning market.

  • Addresses what photographers want to know to enterprise into this renowned specialty
  • Provides technical information regarding apparatus, lighting fixtures, composition, digital camera settings, and printing
  • Explains how one can make expectant moms consider cozy and tasty through the shoot, how you can paintings with newborns, ideas for posing little ones more youthful than a yr, pointers on utilizing props, and more
  • Illustrated with dozens of the author's maternity and child portraits

Bellies and infants: The artwork of Maternity and child Photography deals photographers either the knowledge and concepts they should effectively photo expectant moms and newborns.

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More than 20 years later, I still feel that emotion every time I pick up my camera and start my day. Making my dream of building a successful portrait studio into a reality has been quite a process. There were many times when I wasn’t sure whether my plans were going to work out. Through patience and a lot of hard work, I eventually was able to earn a living doing what I love. This dream and my love for photography stopped me from turning back and retreating in the face of difficulties. There was a significant learning curve, as I had no formal training and a young family along for the ride.

For a few years, this adjusted focus worked: because I had more time with my higher-paying clients, I was working less and making more. It wasn’t until years later, in the middle of a recession, that I realized the error in that decision. After years of success, I found myself struggling with bills and overhead costs, and I feared that I would soon be out of business. I had lost faith in myself, and even my bookkeeper left me. One day while I was in the depths of depression and fear, a client showed up for her session.

This kind of organization greatly reduces the headaches that can arise with the marketing side of your business. This is also true of all aspects of your studio itself, from the behind-the-scenes structure to your pricing and customer-service policies. Everything should be carefully thought out and implemented so that you appear (and feel) on top of your game. Organizing Your Space Whether you have a small one-room space to work in or a 10,000-square-foot studio, you can’t run an efficient business without first organizing your space.

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