A six month old baby girl. This was taken at my mom’s place where pretty much every room is fit for a photo shoot. The shot itself couldn’t be simpler; two LP160s in an octabox to camera left, pretending to be window light by standing in front of the window. The actual window light was coming from behind the subject, from a small window near the ceiling, and didn’t provide enough light to shoot the way I wanted.
Unlike the bigger subject I usually shoot, this one didn’t have any trouble staying in the right place. She did however have some trouble looking in the right direction, despite the photographer’s and his assistant’s best efforts to act as silly as possible.
The efforts weren’t without success though. They were rewarded with a few nice expressions from the little one, who is, by most accounts, a rather happy baby. A lot of the photos looked more or less the same, since you can’t exactly ask a baby for specific poses. In the end I have to call this a success. The location makes a huge difference. Had I shot these exact same photos in the sofa at home they would have looked really bad.
For those of you who may not have access to any great locations, I would suggest to shoot something like this on a plain white background instead – a bed sheet or a piece of foamcore.
I can’t think of much else to say right now, this was, as already mentioned, a very simple and easy shoot. So, until next time.