Before and After: Studio Photography

January 28, 2014

I wanted to share some before and after studio photos. I have a portable, natural light studio. I love the soft look of natural light on babies and children, but I'm considering moving towards studio lighting in the near future. First up, newborn Matthew. 

I stretch the sides of the backdrop in CS6. With CS6, I only need a small sample from each side to stretch the backdrop. I often do this rather than crop closer because I think it gives some images more impact. 

 

Here's another example from a recent first birthday session with one year old, Sophia! 

I stretched the backdrop and the floordrop in this image. I also got rid of wrinkles and straightened the photo. 

 

Last behind the scenes look is of newborn Cole. Having a small set up allows me to travel to clients when needed and I can create the illusion of a larger studio in post processing. 

Increasing the size of the backdrop also gives clients the option to have their photos enlarged without losing the subject. These photos would all make perfect canvas enlargements. I give a variety of crops in each gallery to create visual interest and options to clients.