After many months in progress I am so excited to announce that the Birth Photography workbook the wonderful Lana Bell of Little Posers and I have been working on is ready for purchase.
As a birth photographer & blogger I get a lot of emails from women wanting to get into this genre of photography and this is everything I would love to talk about on the topic. I am so happy to be able to share the collective knowledge that Lana and I have gathered working in this field with those of you wanting to start documenting births.
The guide covers everything you need to know about photographing births in simple, easy to understand language.
We’ve designed the book to be accessible to both new and established photographers wanting to add birth photography to their offerings. So we’ve covered everything from using your camera on manual, to a basic guide on incorporating video into your slideshows, the logistics of working as a birth photographer (when to go on call, when to arrive at the birth, when to leave), a guide to pricing your work, etiquette in the birthing room and everything in between.
This is designed to be an introduction to birth photography so we cover many subjects in short order – if you are already shooting birth sessions this may not be the guide for you. However if you have lots of questions about just getting started and how birth photography might work for you and your business then this guide will be a great starting point.
As an added bonus, you will also receive access to a private Facebook group just for those who purchase the PDF where you can network, as questions and share.
- Equipment, Cameras and lenses, Backup camera and batteries, Shooting in manual mode, Using available light
- The stages of birth, Etiquette in the birth suite, Hospital births, Home births, Common procedures, The ‘circle of trust’
- The life of a birth photographer, When to arrive, when to leave, Being paid for your time, Being on call, Backup photographers, How many clients to take, Refunds
- Documenting a birth, Telling a story, Finding flattering angles, Using your camera’s video setting, What happens when things don’t go to plan
- Post processing, Products and marketing, Music licenses, What products to offer, Simple marketing ideas to get you started
You can purchase it here.
I hope this helps more of you get into this work – choosing to shoot mostly births has been one of the most rewarding business choices I’ve made.