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Newborn photography training

So how does one become a newborn photographer ?

Firstly it helps to have experience with newborns, and also excellent camera skills, but there is a quite a knack to creating those beautiful curled up newborn images.

My first insight into newborn photography was through online tutorials / videos which explained safety and posing. I then did a few group workshops, where I watched a photographer do a newborn session and explain to a group how to pose the baby, the best way to wrap and also share their editing techniques. While both these types of training helped me at the start of my journey, to really get where I wanted to be I knew I needed some 1-2-1 training.

Why do 1-2-1 training ? Well, there is only so much you can learn watching in a group session. The real lessons come when you are doing the poses and taking the photos yourself and having a trainer correcting you realtime & offering advice on things like the best angles to take the photos etc.

I was fortunate enough to have a 2 day intensive 1-2-1 training with one of the UKs leading newborn photographers & newborn photographer trainers, Maddy Rogers. Maddy has been in the newborn photography business for over 10 years, and the quality of her work really shows her experience! Not only that, she also co-founded BANPAS ( The Baby and Newborn Photography Association )

If you are interested in this type of training I highly recommend you check out Maddy – she’s training photographers from all around the world! You can find information on here 1-2-1 training > HERE <

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beautiful sleepy newborn baby photograph

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  • JoanneSeptember 25, 2019 - 9:28 pm

    So beutiful BrookeReplyCancel

    • SandpiperPhotographySeptember 28, 2019 - 1:13 pm

      many thanks JoanneReplyCancel

  • Andrea BradleySeptember 25, 2019 - 9:32 pm

    I agree beautiful work xReplyCancel

  • sharon nicholsonSeptember 25, 2019 - 9:57 pm

    Great blog highlighting the importance of newborn safety trainingReplyCancel

  • Hannah willIsSeptember 25, 2019 - 9:58 pm

    Gorgeous! Lovely read ❤️ReplyCancel

  • LisaSeptember 26, 2019 - 6:13 am

    What a great blog for PHOTOGRAPHERS who are just starring outReplyCancel

  • LaurenSeptember 26, 2019 - 6:30 am

    Wow, beautiful Image, interesting to know how you trained To do what you do ReplyCancel

  • MaddySeptember 26, 2019 - 6:37 am

    Aah lovely. Thanks so much! ReplyCancel

    • SandpiperPhotographySeptember 28, 2019 - 1:14 pm

      So glad I had the opportunity to do newborn training with you!ReplyCancel

  • AmySeptember 26, 2019 - 7:05 am

    Sounds like you’ve had some excellent training!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie MossSeptember 26, 2019 - 8:01 am

    Stunning images. Great to read about your trainingReplyCancel

  • Louise FergusonSeptember 26, 2019 - 9:56 am

    Such a beautiful image. Maddy is on my list to train with too! such a fantastic baby photographerReplyCancel

    • SandpiperPhotographySeptember 28, 2019 - 1:12 pm

      highly recommend her training! She knows all the tips & tricks 🙂ReplyCancel

  • JAy saunders photographySeptember 26, 2019 - 11:29 am

    Training is very important, thank you for sharing this ReplyCancel

    • SandpiperPhotographySeptember 28, 2019 - 1:13 pm

      no worries, its really helped to improve my images so I can provide the best quality to my clients.ReplyCancel

  • jillSeptember 27, 2019 - 8:50 am

    What a beautiful image brooke. Also you’re so right in saying that if you want to learn to be the best and safest you can be – you need training! ReplyCancel

    • SandpiperPhotographySeptember 28, 2019 - 1:13 pm

      Yes for sure! I hope I can do follow up session if she comes to Australia!ReplyCancel

  • KatSeptember 27, 2019 - 4:55 pm

    How lovely 🙂ReplyCancel

    • SandpiperPhotographySeptember 28, 2019 - 1:11 pm

      thank you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • CarliSeptember 28, 2019 - 12:59 pm

    Training is vitally important xReplyCancel

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