如何在家 拍小婴儿 转

 

diy-home-photo-photography-studio-how-to-set-upI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: taking photos of your kids at home is better in just about every way than relying on school portraits or  the “photo studio” attached to a large retailer, where the photographer often spends more time trying to upsell your portrait package than she did taking pictures in the first place. You can get professional-looking photos at home with a simple DIY home photo studio. I’ve talked before about how to get great photos at home, but in this post (and tomorrow’s post) I’m going to walk you through 10 different setups for a DIY home photo studio. Each setup uses a different backdrop or background, giving you lots of variety, but all of them are quick and easy to set up and use items you can store in a closet or your basement. (Part 2 is now available here!)

There are lots of example photos coming up – so many that I had to split this post into two parts, so be sure to click here for the rest of the post.  I do want to note that all props in this post are from IKEA. I approached IKEA about using their products in this post because their stuff is good quality at a great price, and they have just about anything you’d ever need. However, don’t feel like you need to buy everything you see here in order to setup your own home photo studio – you may already have items in your home that will work. {IKEA provided the items shown in this post to me free of charge.}

One more thing before we get to the photos: you WILL NOT get good photos unless you pay attention to the light. Please read this post for an explanation of what you’re looking for when it comes to using natural light inside your house. Alright, here we go!

还有一件事情你需要特别注意:关注光线,否则你得不到好的照片。请仔细阅读以下让你开始学习运用自然光, 在家也拍出不错的片子。

DIY photo studio setup #1: Use a curtain as a backdrop

DIY 摄影工作室第一步:用窗帘做背景

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Curtain panels are very convenient for use as a backdrop – they’re nice and tall, generally at least 4 ft wide, store easily, and are available in just about any color you could want. You can use curtain panels with a DIY PVC backdrop stand or an adjustable backdrop stand from amazon (affiliate link). Or, you can make life really simple and just tape or pin the panel to a wall, clamp it to a bookshelf, string it up in a doorway, or throw it over the top of a door, which is what I did for this photo:

 

窗帘,非常方便用来做背景,因为他们很漂亮,长,通常4米左右的宽度,方便放置,各种颜色可选。你可以选择用PVC的

how to set up a DIY photography studio in your own home for amazing photos

The curtain I used was found in the as-is section at IKEA for a few dollars, half of a Mariam curtain pair, and made a great background in a pretty color (imagine how great this would look if your child has bright green eyes!). Plus the entire setup + picture taking took less than 15 minutes.

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DIY photo studio setup #2: Blanket or throw

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Blankets are usually not quite as tall as curtain panels, but their main advantage is that they don’t show wrinkles. You might have to iron a curtain panel before use (or toss in the dryer), but blankets, especially those with some texture, can generally be taken straight from the couch or basement and used immediately. To use as a photo backdrop, just tape the blanket to the side of a crib, the back of a chair or couch, or directly to a wall and position your child in front of it for photos like these:

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Here I used the gorgeous Gurli turquoise throw that’s only $13 and draped it over the back of a chair that I turned around so it would be facing a large window.

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DIY photo studio setup #3: Textured blanket in newborn baby setup

I love newborn photos that are very simple, allowing the baby, rather than the pose or the props, to be the focus of the picture:

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The basic setup for newborn photos is really simple: grab cushions off your couch, chairs from your kitchen, and a boppy or other pillow, then cover it all with a pretty textured throw that doesn’t show wrinkles:

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Instant newborn photo studio setup! I used the Grey Ofelia throw, $30. It’s quite large and could easily be used in setup #2 for an older child.

 

When babies are awake it can be extremely hard to get them to stay still and happy for a photo. How you do you get a great photo when your baby’s feeling a little fussy?

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how to set up a DIY photography studio in your own home for amazing photos

Grab a helper and have her sit in a chair, then cover her with a large blanket. Set the baby in the crook of her elbow (make sure baby is not sinking into her elbow, but propped on top), then wrap part of the blanket around baby to make it appear she’s swaddled. The adult will be able to hold baby’s arms and legs tight and keep her calm without being visible in the photo.

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I used the White Ofelia blanket, $20. It’s very popular for use photographing babies – it’s large, soft, and stretchy so it’s easy to position however you’d like, and the dreamy texture means wrinkles are never an issue. You can even dye it any color you’d like.

DIY photo studio setup #5: Roller blind for a flat, seamless background

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For a very professional look, a wide roller blind can be hung behind a child and then draped onto the ground he’ll stand on. It’s called a seamless background because there’s no “seam” or change in material between the wall and the floor.

I set mine up in my garage, tucking the end of the blind under items on a shelf:

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The Tuppler blackout roller blind (47 wide at $25) gives a great, flat background (I used the back of it). You’ll need to be quite careful not to wrinkle it while using, but since it rolls up it stores beautifully. It’s large enough to use for full-length shots for kids up to 5 years old, and can be used for closeups or half-body shots for older kids or adults. The flat look makes it very easy to edit, so even if you do end up with a wrinkle or two, don’t sweat it – you’ll be able to clone them out very easily.

Remember check out part 2 of this post for five more DIY home photo studio setups, including more setups that accommodate older children.

One last note before I go: I’m not trying to tell anyone you should never hire a photographer, or that all you need to be as good as the pros is a camera and a background. I just want everyone to know that with practice and some basic background options you can get great photos of your own kids at home. Thanks!

最近太忙,五一都满了。这个系列教程做的不错,非常合适正头疼中的我。

how to set up a DIY photo studio in your home {part 2

 

photograph: take great photos of your newborn baby {pt 1: the basics}

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