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Natural Newborn Baby Photography: A Guide to Posing, Shooting, and Business by Robin Long

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Chapter 4. Newborn Posing

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Newborn posing styles have changed dramatically. An image that used to show a baby against a simple black background has evolved to baby bum poses, babies swaddled up tightly and snugly, or a baby curled up as if still in the womb. You’ll find an abundant supply of props just about anywhere, and some of them are bound to break the bank!

With posing, comes baby safety. New photographers who see images of babies hanging from tree branches in stork-like slings or sitting like a froggie with their legs stretched out beside them resting their head on little hands may think these images ...

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