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Photographing newborns is a uniquely special experience and capturing the beauty of a newborn baby requires specific skills. In this practical book, Melanie East, one of the UK's leading newborn photographers, shares her secrets, from preparing for the newborn session through to post-production work. Advice is given on posing newborn babies using tried and tested techniques, while emphasizing the baby's safety at all times. Also Melanie gives clear instruction on choosing and using equipment near babies. Supported by her inspiring images, it is invaluable reading for photographers new to the genre, as well as professionals wishing to hone their skills. Contents: Advice on posing newborn babies using tried and tested techniques, while emphasizing the baby's safety at all times; Clear instruction on choosing and using equipment near babies; Tips on lighting, textures and tones, and using props to create interest in the newborn portrait; Ideas for taking beautiful and enchanting images that parents will adore. This practical book will be of special interest to family and portrait photographers and is beautifully illustrated with 153 colour photographs.