Tutorials & Articles

Welcome to Baby Prop Shop Tutorials and Articles.

We all want to become better photographers and replicate our favourite photographs. Our photography tutorials will share with you our knowledge of photographing newborn and first year babies and help you develop your baby photography. The tutorials will offer friendly free advice on using our baby props to create amazing photographs and will cover topics such as studio basics, lighting, editing, selling, tips and ideas on how to help develop your photography and create your own style and off course sell your photography.

USING OUR RUSTIC WOOD BED FOR SIBLING PHOTOGRAPHS

Sibling Photographs can be tricky especially when you have an un-cooperative older child. Using a complete Baby Prop Shop Set up including our Weathered Floor Drop attached to our backdrop stand set, Rustic Wood Bed, Truffle Softly Blanket and a Stretch Wrap we show how easy it is to get a priceless sibling photograph that the family will cherish for ever.

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USING BPS FLOORDROPS

Baby Prop Shop floordrops are proving very popular with more and more photographers. We are often asked how to use them, which material is best and how is the floordrop finished. In this tutorial we will try and show you the different options available and also introduce the amazing polyfabric material.

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USING THE BPS STUDIO CUSHION

​The new Baby Prop Shop Studio Cushion is our latest addition to our studio posing aids. All our posing aid products have been created by us to suit our own studio needs and we have developed the size, material, weight and filling of the studio cushion to make sure it is as useful as possible for the mobile and studio based photographer.

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BASIC EDITING TECHNIQUES PART 1

We often get asked about how we edit our Newborn Photographs so in this new series of video tutorials we will talk you through how to edit your images to make them sell!

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VIDEO TUTORIAL - USING FLOKATI RUGS PART 1

Flokati Rugs are a very popular and gorgeous baby photography prop. Genuine flokati rugs are skillfully handmade in Greece and are 100% wool. So why are they so popular for baby photography?

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Video Tutorial - Using the BPS Beanbag, Nest and Pods

Here's a short video showing how we use the Baby Prop Shop Beanbag, Posing Nest and Posing Pods together to create beautiful Newborn Baby Photography.

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USING THE BABY PROP SHOP POSING NEST

The Baby Prop Shop Posing Nest is our latest posing aid offering and having used it ourselves during the development we think you will like it! The main purpose of the Posing Nest is to help create a circular posing area for the newborn baby predominantly on a beanbag.

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LIGHTING - STUDIO FLASH FOR BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

In this introductory tutorial we are going to look at using flash or strobe heads to light our newborn or baby and hopefully dispell the myth that lighting with flash in the studio environment is complicated. Studio flash is controlled, consistent and if used correctly gives a high quality of light.

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BABY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING TUTORIAL - PART 1

Perhaps the most important aspect of photography is lighting. Baby photography is no different, good lighting can instantly be appreciated whereas poor lighting will always show the subject in bad light, excuse the pun!

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USING THE BABY PROP SHOP BEANBAG AND LONG POSING CUSHION

The Baby Prop Shop Posing Beanbag was launched a month or so ago along with the Long Posing Cushion. So this month we thought we would show you how we use the beanbag and cushion in our first year baby studio.

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CREATING BEAUTIFUL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHS WITH YOUR FLOKATI RUGS

With the launch of our extensive flokati rug range we thought it would be nice for this tutorial to show you how you can use your flokati rug and combine with our other layering fabrics and wraps to create stunning newborn photographs, easily!

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HOW TO USE FABRIC LAYERS ON A POSING BEANBAG

Have you ever wondered how to achieve beautifully smooth fabrics on your beanbag? Is your fabric backdrop being used correctly and looking as good as it should? In this tutorial, I will show you how to prepare your beanbag for a newborn session so that it is easy to keep your fabric wrinkle free - and how to use layering fabrics to create different looks using different colours and textures.

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GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT

Nobody likes washed out baby photographs and as professional photographers there is no reason to not have pleasing skin tones. This tutorial looks at and offers a simple technique to improve the consistency of your white balance in your baby photography sessions.

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USING BLACK FELT FOR BLACK AND WHITE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

How to create stunning black and white photographs using black felt.

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BASIC EDITING - CLEANING UP YOUR BABY PHOTOGRAPHS

Even using lovely lighting techniques there will usually be distractions in the background, forgeound and on the subject. There are three elements to my clean-up; background clean-up, close-up clean-up and softening the foreground and background.

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COMPOSITES AND NEWBORN SAFETY

Whether you are new to photographing teeny little babies or have many more years experience than I do, I believe we all need to promote and educate the importance of photographing a baby safely. If you are inexperienced to the ‘newborn’ area of photography, I would recommend to invest on formal training or at the very least to research into posing as much as you can.

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10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR FIRST YEAR BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

First year baby photography isnt for the faint hearted. When it comes to studio baby photography the child is definitely the boss and to be a successful baby photographer it isnt enough to just be a great photographer, you also have to be an entertainer and have the patience of a saint.

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