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Newborn Photography Workshop and Presets

Master Newborn Photography

- 12 Reviews
  • 8 Hours of HD Video Instruction
  • 45 RAW Exercise Files
  • 74 Lightroom Presets, 2 Photoshop Actions
  • Total File Size: 7.4GB
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Newborn Photography Essentials

Professional newborn photos are just a workshop away! No matter if you’re an aspiring newborn photographer or simply a parent looking to take better pictures of your children, this workshop will show you how to capture amazing newborn photos with just a camera, a $30 reflector, and window light. So, regardless if you’re using a full-frame DSLR or a Point-and-Shoot, all the tips and tricks included in this workshop will help you achieve top-quality newborn and baby photos

The Newborn Photography Collection Includes

Workshop DVD 1 – The Newborn Photography Workshop – The first workshop in the Newborn Photography Workshop teaches the actual newborn photo shoot itself. From planning to posing, lighting, newborn safety, camera techniques and everything in-between. This 2-hour shooting workshop will teach you everything you need to know to capture and create beautiful newborn photos.
Workshop DVD 2 – The Newborn Photography Presets & Post-Production Workshop – 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 4 and up (5, 6, CC and up), two Photoshop actions (not compatible with Photoshop Elements) 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.

Who is the Newborn Photography Workshop Collection For?

Our approach to teaching newborn photography is simple. We want to help everyone out there, whether you are an aspiring professional newborn photographer or simply a parent that wishes to take better pictures of your children, we want to help you take amazing professional photos of newborns without having to spend tons of money on photography and lighting gear. Whether you’re using a point and shoot camera or a full-frame DSLR, these planning, lighting, posing, shooting, and post-production tips will help you take better newborn and baby photos.

Content Breakdown:

DVD 1: Posing, Lighting, Shooting

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

DVD 2: Post Production

  • 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
  • Total File Size: 4.6 GB

Newborn Photography Sample Images | Learn How to Photograph Babies

Here are a few sample images from the workshop. DVD 1 will teach you the planning, posing, lighting, shooting and other baby photography tips, while DVD 2 will teach you post production and give you the presets (for Lightroom 4 and up) to achieve the final results. Hover over the images to see different styles of post production that we will be teaching as well.

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.


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.

Learn Newborn Safety and Comfort

Safety should always be the photographer’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 for Lightroom 4 and up (5, 6, CC and up) can be applied to all types of images and all different styles of newborn photography.


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  1. Scott Skaggs


  2. Visan Chao

    Thank you so much for creating this Newborn Photography video!!!
    Every video in this workshop is very educational, straight to the point and very easy to follow.

    Thanks again!

  3. Una Hannigan

    Thank you for the great info!

  4. Wendell Fernandes

    Simple lighting and props! Great resource!

  5. Wendell Fernandes

    Love it ! thanks for sharing valuable info!

  6. James Matthews

    As with the Natural Light Couples DVD this is another amazing release, I just wish I had noticed the 10% discount for a tweet or fb post before I purchased it :)

    I had a shoot coming up for a friend’s baby and was pretty nervous as I had never shot a baby before, this DVD showed me so many things I had never thought of or the youtube videos didn’t cover. Unfortunately the shoot was in terrible light and we had a very grumpy baby on set but I took what I learned from the course and produced some photos that my friends loved.

    I love that you get the RAW files and can follow along with the post session, that really helps drive home the techniques Pye uses for his processing style.

    Pye is such an easy person to listen to and explains everything really well. If you have even the slightest interest in newborn photography then you can’t go wrong with this set.

  7. Hanssie Trainor

    I used to turn down all inquires for newborn portraits, referring them to all of my friends because I simply was scared of newborn photography! Crying babies, bendy arms and legs gave me nightmares and stressed me out to no end!

    After watching this workshop by SLR Lounge, I am a changed person! I now feel confident that I know exactly what to do during newborn sessions, in the planning, execution and post processing of newborn portraits. The information in these DVD’s are invaluable – it covers not only the best times for a newborn session, lighting, posing, props and even post processing and presets!

    It’s a comprehensive series that covers everything you need to know. I am happy that I am able to add new these into my portrait sessions especially since my brides are now all having babies!

  8. Barbara Okun

    I want it all! I only have LR4 and PS5.0 Can I still purchase it all?

  9. Dale Zimmermann

    Yet again the SLR Lounge Team have delivered a fantastic package. The presets and tutorials are excellent and well worth the money. Like the Lightroom Presets (which I use for EVERY photo) this is a must have for anyone editing those special moments for people to treasure. Keep it up guys!

  10. Chelsea Photo

    I love this workshop! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to get started in newborn photography. I watched these videos a few days before my first shoot of my newborn nephew and I’m very pleased with the results. I would not have been able to do it with out you guys! Thanks a bunch!

  11. Christopher

    Love this program. It’s truly the complete system and nothing short of a full solution. I have learned everything I need to know regarding photography for newborns. My favorite part of the workshop is the presets. I barely use photoshop now.

  12. Charles Photo Lancaster

    These are awesome. A perfect intro to newborn photography. I started in wedding and portraits and now I’m expanding into baby and newborn. It only made sense after making such good friends and clients from my wedding experiences.

    This DVD is very useful and thorough. It gives you all of the necessary advice to complete your baby shoots. It talks about safety, which is to me the most important part. It also teaches you how to use a reflector and window light. Posing is also crucial and props as well.

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