As a baby photographer, there are lots of options when it comes to lighting. Lighting is one of the most important aspects of getting beautiful photos. As you’ll soon see, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the type of lighting. Over the last 5 years as a baby photographer, I’ve tried all 3 of the main types. Here is an introduction to them as well as the pros and cons of all of them.
NATURAL LIGHT FOR BABY PHOTOGRAPHY
Natural light is the light that most photographers use. Indoor, outdoor, in-studio, wedding, at the park – you name it. Natural light is used in every type of photography.
Pros: It’s free! It’s everywhere.
Cons: You can’t control it. You’re at the mercy of mother nature (rain, dark overcast days). The colour temperature changes throughout the day which will alter your white balance. The direction of the light changes and can be obstructed by buildings/trees etc.