I’ve never really been that into photographing people, I love seeing other people’s work but it’s just not something that’s ever really inspired me personally. Probably a large part of that is the interaction with the model, posing them and making sure they’re comfortable while you get the shot you’re after.
That said, I have a baby daughter on the way, and want to make sure I capture some memories of this time of life as best I can, so have recently been trying to give it a bit of a go.
My wife has a Pinterest page full of maternity and baby photos to give me some inspiration so we’ve been trying to recreate a couple so I can learn how to point my camera at something other than a landscape.
It’s still a bit of a steep learning curve, not just getting the pose and angles right, but the lighting is something that’s quite new to me and taking a lot of time to get to grips with.
Here’s 3 of my favourite shots below that I took yesterday, all using natural light occasionally helped by a white reflector, my Canon 500d and Tamron 17-50mm f2.8.