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Newborn Photography Workshop and Presets

Master Newborn Photography

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  • 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

Newborn Posing Basics

Master basic & advanced newborn photography poses from the quintessential back, side & tummy poses along with their variations to candid shots, capturing more advanced sleeping poses, using wraps and more.

Create Any Newborn Post-Production Styles in Seconds

Great skin tones, faded, filmic images, and more

Develop Your Images
Specifically for Newborns

Learn Lightroom techniques specifically for post-producing newborn photographs. From standard high-contrast color images with perfect skin tones, beautiful bright and airy fades, to wonderfully filmic B&W, there won't be any effect that you won't be able to incorporate to compliment your session.

Newborn Photography
Presets & Actions

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.

Practice Alongside Pye

Follow along with the provided RAW exercise files to learn step-by-step on how to process each image. We encourage you to first practice with is and then try the same technique on one of your own images.

This education is the foundation of our newborn photography at our studio, Line and Roots Photography.

22 Start-to-Finish Examples

After walking through 10 start-to-finish processing examples from the workshop, go through 12 more full examples using user submitted images. This will allow to see 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.

Chapter one
Gear & Accessories

  • Introduction
  • Get Great Results With Any Gear
  • What Lenses do I Need?
  • Recommended Lighting Accessories
  • 6 Must-Have Accessories
  • 5 Important Posing Tools and Props
  • Where to Buy Props and Accessories

Chapter Two
Planning & Safety

  • 14 Days for Ease, 5 Days of Magic
  • Create a Moodboard for Every Shoot
  • Safety First and Composite Images
  • 5 Pre-Shoot Quick Tips
  • Plan Enough Time


  • Work with Mom and Listen to the Baby
  • Tips on Shooting Angles
  • 2 Lighting Tips for Perfect Skin
  • 5 Tips on Comforting the Newborn
  • How to Swaddle


  • Lighting for Newborn Photography
  • Setting up the Scene
  • Lighting and Camera Settings
  • Placing and Preparing Our Newborn
  • Back Pose Close Up Shot
  • Nude Back Pose and Details
  • Basic Back Pose Candids
  • Impromptu Candids with Props
  • Full-Length Nude Back Pose
  • Simple Side Lying Pose
  • Top-Down Tummy Pose
  • Front Side Portrait Tummy Pose
  • Basic Pose Conclusion


  • Setting up the Wicker Basket Scene
  • Lighting and Camera Settings
  • Placing and Preparing Our Newborn
  • Stretch-Knit Wrap Shot
  • Top Down Variations
  • Scene Change and Color Scheme


  • Setting Up The Wrap and Bowl Scene
  • Placing and Wrapping Newborns
  • Shooting the Wrap Scene
  • Shooting the Bowl Scene 


  • Setting Up the Parisian Scene
  • Posing for the Parisian Scene
  • Shooting the Parisian Scene


  • Fuzzy Cloth Background Setup
  • Side Lying Sleeping Pose Setup
  • Shooting the Side-Lying Pose

Chapter Nine
Citrus Gnome Scene

  • Setting Up the Citrus Gnome Scene
  • Placing and Posing for the Scene
  • Shooting the Citrus Gnome Scene
  • Conclusion
Scott Skaggs
May 4, 2015

Visan Chao
February 10, 2015

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!
Una Hannigan
September 29, 2014

Thank you for the great info!
Wendell Fernandes
August 27, 2014

Simple lighting and props! Great resource!
Wendell Fernandes
August 27, 2014

Love it ! thanks for sharing valuable info!
James Matthews
July 15, 2014

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.
Hanssie Trainor
June 3, 2014

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!
Barbara Okun
January 31, 2014

I want it all! I only have LR4 and PS5.0 Can I still purchase it all?
Dale Zimmermann
January 25, 2014

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!
Chelsea Photo
December 7, 2013

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!
December 2, 2013

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.
Charles Photo Lancaster
November 30, 2013

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.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there additional fees for international orders?  

A: For international orders on physical products, there may be additional customs fee, VAT, duties or taxes that may be applied after your order has been paid. These fees may vary between countries and that need to be paid in order for you to receive your order. Please note that these fees are not related to SLRLounge in any way and are usually determined by the value of your order. We, SLRLounge, are not responsible in paying these fees and any international customer or order assumes these fees when placing an order.

Q: Are the Presets in this workshop different from the SLR Lounge Presets?

A: Yes these are presets (for Lightroom 4 and up) made specifically for newborn photography. In general they are softer, more airy and built around getting beautiful skin tones for newborns. The Lightroom Presets v5.1 are more robust and contain additional functionality, like HDR presets and more.

Q: What kind of gear will I need?Q: Do I need to have photography experience?

A: The techniques in this workshop apply to all levels of newborn photography and all levels of gear. While we suggest a DSLR, we also demonstrate how you can get amazing results with just a simple advanced point and shoot camera. We will give you advice on where to buy your backdrops, props and other miscellaneous items you may need.

A: While it will help to have an understanding of photography, it is not necessarily required to take this course. While we will not be covering photo basics like exposure triangles and definitions of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, we will start from the ground up when it comes to lighting, posing, composition and angles.