We are proud to introduce our latest workshop collection focusing on Newborn Photography. Photographing newborns can seem intimidating at first because it requires photographers to learn a different skill set. Newborn safety and comfort, crafting creative sets, and understanding the best time frames for shooting are just a few of the things you’ll need to consider beyond the “typical” photographer considerations of camera gear, lighting techniques, camera settings, etc.

Furthermore, after the shoot, post production for newborns is slightly different than portraiture, landscapes, and other types of photography. So where do you begin? This workshop starts from the beginning and walks you through all aspects of newborn photography. The education is the foundation of our newborn photography at our studio, Line and Roots Photography.

The Newborn Photography Workshop (DVD 1)

Nearly 2 hours of newborn photography education from planning and safety, to posing and lighting, to camera techniques and everything in-between. Whether you are an aspiring professional newborn photographer, or simply a parent wanting to take better photos of your children, this workshop will teach you techniques to take beautiful newborn photos. We focus on creating amazing imagery with just your camera, creative vision for props, window light, and a reflector.

  • Learn Lighting, Posing, and Planning
  • Learn Newborn Safety and Procedures
  • Learn Proper Settings & Equipment
  • 51 Videos | 1.86 Hours Running Time
  • (Buy DVD 1 | Buy Collection)
  • Total File Size: 4 GB

The Newborn Photography Presets & Post Production Workshop (DVD 2)

The second workshop in this collection focuses purely on post producing newborn photos. We include a full set of incredible one-click newborn presets for Lightroom, two Photoshop actions for advanced retouch, over 40 videos and 45 RAW image exercise files. Totaling just over 6 hours of education, this workshop will give you the knowledge and the tools to quickly produce and retouch incredible newborn photos.

  • Learn to use Lightroom for Newborn Photos
  • Powerful Newborn Lightroom Presets
  • 44 Videos | 6.2 Hours Running Time
  • 74 Presets, 2 Actions and 45 RAW Exercise Files
  • (Buy DVD 2 | Buy Collection)
  • Total File Size: 4.6 GB

Contents of DVD 1: Newborn Photography Workshop


Newborn Posing

We teach basic & advanced newborn photography poses. In the basic series, we teach the back, side & tummy poses along with their variations. In the advanced poses, we talk about taking candid shots, capturing more advanced sleeping poses, using wraps and more. (Buy DVD 1 | Buy Collection)


Amazing Results with Simple Lighting

Great Photography is not all about the gear. We show you how to create professional lighting using only a $30 reflector and window light with our newborn photography tips. (Buy DVD 1 | Buy Collection)


Learn Newborn Safety and Comfort

Safety should always be the photographers first priority for your newborn photography shoots. We teach all of the techniques needed to keep your newborn safe, happy and comfortable throughout the shoot. (Buy DVD 1 | Buy Collection)


Accessories and Props

Learn how to find inexpensive, safe, & tasteful props to make creative sets that make your infant photography ideas come to life. Also, learn color theory to make sure your newborn photography props match. (Buy DVD 1 | Buy Collection)

Contents of DVD 2: Newborn Photography Presets & Post Production


Learn Lightroom For Newborns

Learn Lightroom specifically for developing newborn photographs. From standard high contrast color images with perfect skin tones to beautiful bright and airy fades, to wonderfully filmic B&W newborn photos. (Buy DVD 2 | Buy Collection)


Enjoy 74 Lightroom Presets

The Newborn Photography Presets and Post Production Workshop includes an incredibly powerful set of 74 Lightroom Presets, 39 One-Click Develop Presets and 35 Brush Presets designed for developing and retouching newborn photos. (Buy DVD 2 | Buy Collection)


Follow with RAW Exercise Files

Follow along with the RAW exercise files to learn step-by-step as we process each image. We encourage you to first follow along and then try the same technique on one of your own images. Practice makes perfect! (Buy DVD 2 | Buy Collection)


22 Start to Finish Examples

After walking through 10 start-to-finish processing examples from the workshop, we go through 12 more full examples using user submitted images. This gives us the chance to show you how these production techniques & newborn photography presets can be applied to all types of images and all different styles of newborn photography. (Buy DVD 2 | Buy Collection)

Featured SLR Lounge Readers

The second DVD in this workshop collection includes a Bonus Chapter where we work through 10 user submitted images from start to finish. The goal of the Bonus Chapter is to help users see how we use the Newborn Lightroom Presets to process a variety of different newborn photos (beyond the image exercise files from the workshop itself).

We put out a call for help, and hundreds of you answered! We want to thank all of you for your help and give a special thanks to the following individuals who’s images were selected and used: Brian Drumm, Cy Sawyer, Jon Schusteritsch, Kyle Dillon, Lisa Smiley, Matthew Hasegawa, Mike Zurynski, Mindy Rainy, Sarah Wilkes, Stephanie Lewczyk. We will be showing the results of these images in future articles. Each of you will receive the entire Newborn Workshop Collection for free as a gift for your help and support. Thank you!

Learn More

We are working on introductory videos for the Workshop Collection, but in the meanwhile, you can learn more or purchase the workshop following any of the links in this article, or by visiting the Newborn Photography Workshop Collection page in the SLR Lounge Store.