If you haven’t shot newborns before, PLEASE- do not attempt without having some training with a skilled photographer. There is nothing worse than seeing a baby suspended from a branch with no one underneath.
So what do we do? A 6 day old baby can’t support his/her head in a pose worthy of professional photography. In newborn photography, we use many tricks to get that final “wow” image.
How did we remove the hand? We used layers/layer masks and clone. If you are a newborn photographer or are working to become a newborn photographer, these Photoshop tools should be your best friend.
I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been asked to show how we got the baby to pose like that! VOILA…..
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us. More tips and tricks to come!!