Newborn Photography Secrets

Learn all you need to start shooting your newborn photography sessions.
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages Portuguese
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Published 8/2014 Portuguese

Course Description

This course was created for all newborn photography enthusiasts and in it I share the methodology that I have built in 8 years of expertise and over 2000 sessions. Through 25 classes, and more than 4 hours of content, you will realize all the details of the strategy I use to develop my photography sessions. This course is subtitled to English.


If you sign up for this course, you will benefit from all the processes my experience has led me to create and you will be able to accelerate your learning process and to avoid many of the most common obstacles and frustrations.


  • Before the session: client contact, studio and equipment preparation, hygiene and safety care, session plan;
  • During the session: calming the baby, posing preparation, session sequences;
  • After the session: image post-production, delivery strategy.


These contents are presented throughout a sequence of videos recorded during one of the latest workshops I had the opportunity of organize and every class is complemented with informative slides.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic photography knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • How to prepare the studio (home space) for the session
  • Which hygiene and safety precautions to take
  • How to light a newborn shooting
  • How to calm the baby
  • How to set up different newborn poses

Who is the target audience?

  • This course was developed for every newborn photography enthusiast, whether professional or amateur photographer or even just a mum/dad who'd love to take fantastic pictures of their children in their first days.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Client contact

In this video you will learn about how we establish the first contact with our client.


This lecture will show you how we prepare our client meetings.


In this video you will learn about how we manage our appointments.

Section 2: Studio & equipments

In this video you will figure out how to set up your support material.


In this video you will learn how to set up the temperature and sound for your sessions.


In this video you will get some insightful information about props and setups you can use.


In this video you will learn all about my lighting setup.


In this video you will get to know what capture settings I use.

Section 3: Hygiene & safety

In this video you will learn about what hygiene care precautions you should take.


In this video you learn about the most important safety precautions you should take.

Section 4: Baby

In this lecture you will learn about the most determinant variables regarding the newborn (age, gender, weight, length, feeding, sleeping, health, skin)

Section 5: Planning the session

In this video you will get to understand the importance of planning and improvising.

Section 6: Beginning of the session

In this video you will find out how we welcome the newborn and his parents in our studio - a fundamental moment to the success of the photo shoot.


This lecture will show you how to set up the baby and how to make sure the parents will allow you to develop the session your way.

Section 7: Session sequences

In this video you will learn some really important aspects about calming the newborn.


This video will show you how important it is not only to adequately prepare the pose but to maintain it as well.


In this lecture you will get to learn about the different poses we work with.


Here you will get some important tips about photo composition that will make you rethink your captures.


In this lecture I will show you some insightful info about framing and perspective.


In this video I share with the sequence of poses I commonly use.


In this video you will get to know my usual setup sequence.

Section 8: Post-production

The post-production lecture will show you our elementary editing process.

Section 9: Delivery

Here you will learn some tips about the very important moment of delivering your work.

Section 10: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

José Cruz, Fotógrafo e Formador Português de Bebés Recém-Nascidos

Único fotógrafo português distinguido com certificado europeu na categoria de retrato de bebé recém-nascido, considerado dos melhores fotógrafos internacionais.

A experiência de José Cruz na fotografia começou há mais de 20 anos. Este foi um percurso sempre ligado à fotografia de retrato, categoria na qual se tornou Fotógrafo Especialista (2011, AFP). Mas foi no trabalho com recém-nascidos que encontrou a sua verdadeira paixão e, após 8 anos de dedicação, alcançou o reconhecimento do público e dos profissionais de imagem, tanto a nível nacional, com a distinção de Mestre Fotógrafo (2012, AFP), como a nível internacional, com os certificados QEP e MASTER QEP (2012, FEP). Mais recentemente, tem investido na formação em Programação Neurolinguística e Coaching (Certified Practitioner, 2013, ITANLP), com o intuito de se tornar um melhor formador e comunicador.

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