I know a lot of people would want to know if it’s really important or necessary to edit baby photos. Well in my opinion I think it is quite important. If you want to get a flawless look and feel of a baby photo, some editing might just be right. Some babies may have some tiny skin conditions like rashes, tiny scratches red spots on baby’s skin, birth marks.
Sometimes, you may want to make the baby’s photos as natural as ever but on the other hand, to get a really flawless look, doing one or two touches on the baby’s photo isn’t a bad idea. However you should have some natural baby photos that would show some of the unique characteristics of the baby
In summary the reasons for considering editing baby photos
- To give a clear baby photo
- To showcase the art of baby photography
- To remove some baby skin blemishes and skin conditions that may not look nice in photos
- To give the baby photo a unique quality
- To style the photos in ways that may be beautiful and not common
- To achieve a flawless baby photo portrait
The Art of Baby Photo Editing
Playing with Colours
The art of playing with colours can actually be used in getting the perfect edited baby photos of the baby as you may avoid using the usual black and white colour background. Using colours, makes the appearance of the baby’s stretch marks or other scratches less visible. But note that even when you play with these colours the end result should be producing flawless photos with a subtle and natural look. Its fun to play with colours but at the same time remember not to get overboard with it.
Using Macro Mode Camera Lens
If you don’t have a camera that uses macro lens, then maybe you should consider getting one. Using a camera with macro lens, you can take pictures of the different body parts of a baby like the legs, eyes, hair or the baby’s head. Separating these body parts and with the use of your special macro lens camera you can create unique photos of the baby that would leave fantastic memories.
The Use of Light room Sliders
Generally, light room sliders are used to either increase or decrease picture contrasts. To get good edited yet natural feel photos, its best you reduce the contrast of the photo to give a more natural and soft look. Reducing the contrast would help reduce dark spots on the baby’s body and also help reduce shadows. Do not also forget that reducing the clarity to a range between -10 to -20 would help creating that soft creamy look on a baby photo.
With the recommendations about editing baby photos, the aim is to produce a perfect photo. Most parents would want to think their babies are perfect in every way so one or two touches on these photos wouldn’t be bad at all.
However, as a baby photographer, you may find something difficult and may need some tips on the right techniques on editing baby photos, check out Kingshill Studios for more tips and guides.