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How to take maternity pictures

Posted by on Oct 23, 2008 |

How to take maternity photos in the studio

Use a white or black background and either one key light or a key light and an accent light on the background.

Use wraps, curtains, tablecloths, saris, sheets and any other material, sheer or opaque, to wrap your subject. Make sure the sheer fabric goes over the belly and the fabric gets bunched up around the breasts so that nothing shows through.

Keep the subject well off the background to get the light fall-off.

Make sure the light accenting the backdrop is at least three stops darker than the key light.

Use a full-length reflector on the opposite side of your key light to fill in shadows.