Fresh little babies are miracles of perfection. Their innocent faces, tiny hands and roly poly bodies just beg to be captured on film. Plus, they grow so fast that you need to get as many shots as you can to remind yourself of how totally adorable they were the next time you are cleaning smashed up crayons off your living room carpet! But how do you get beautiful shots that will stand the test of time? We’ve got a few tips to get you started…
1. Start ‘em young
Not only are newborn babies ridiculously cute, they are also very pliable, so the first week or so after birth is the best time to capture your perfect baby pictures. Babies at this stage of life are very easy to pose because lying about looking all swaddled, sleepy and adorable is what newborns do best!
2. Strike a pose
Newborns are all kinds of heavenly when they are sleeping and those moments are also a brilliant time to pose your bub for a picture. Gently lay your baby on their tummy, tucking the legs up under the body with the feet crossed and tucking the hands under the head. This pose sets you up for a whole range of charming full-body shots, as bubby will tend to move and stretch into even cuter positions.
3. It’s the little, little things
Teensy weensy toes, fingers, eyelashes and nose. Really beautiful close-up images of your baby’s little features are worth more than every Anne Geddes ‘pumpkin patch’ poses put together. Use your zoom to best advantage and capture detailed shots from lots of angles – then you’ll be able to collect a whole album of these tiny pieces of perfection.
4. A family affair
The best props for you newborn baby pictures are your own family members. Brothers, sisters, mums and dads bring to each picture a palpable feeling of love and a beautiful image contrast. From siblings cuddled up to together, mums basking in the glow of their little one, or dads grasping a miniature hand in their giant one, you’ll find that bringing the family together will expand your picture possibilities.
5. Capture the full range of emotions
Growing up isn’t all sunshine and lollipops! Sometimes its hunger, tears, confusion when tasting real food for the first time or tiredness. Capturing a picture of these moments every now and then will lead to some gorgeous, unexpected shots and interesting memories.
6. Let your LUMIX do the talking
LUMIX cameras are made for capturing beautiful moments and offer a great range of features that make photographing your baby a whole lot easier. For instance our LX100 lets you use 4K Photo Mode to cut individual frames from your 4K video to create beautiful JPEG images! Selfie addicts will love the new TZ55 which features a flip-up LCD screen so you can hold your baby in your arms and snap high-resolution self-portraits.
A range of our cameras and camcorders are also compatible the LUMIX Image App. This remarkable app turns your smartphone into a wireless remote control; you can use your smartphone to watch the image on the live view screen of your digital camera or camcorder and to control image shooting and other camehttps://blogs.panasonic.com.au/consumer/2014/04/15/weve-worked-out-how-to-make-our-cameras-and-camcorders-even-smarter/ra operations, like playing back and deleting still pictures and videos. You can even make settings to automatically copy the footage straight to your smartphone and add Geotagging location information.
Taking pictures of your sleeping baby is made even easier with the Silent Mode feature on cameras like our GX7. This mode switches shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound off while suppressing emission of AF assist lamp and flash, so you can snap away without disturbing your little one’s nap time.