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Shooting 207: Newborn Photography

Next Workshop begins: September 15, 2014

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Have you wondered how newborn photographers get their subjects to sleep and molded to create awe inspiring images?  Have you wondered how and why they set up and use the products/gear they do?  This 4 week course will walk you through everything you need to know to make a newborn session successful.  You will learn how to find and use natural light, soothe newborns to sleep, and pay attention to the details while posing.  Instructional videos will show Alicia working through an entire newborn session, starting with selecting a natural light area, setting up in the client’s home, transitioning through poses, and working with families.  For more information on this course, view the video promo here. 

course fee:

$300/person for full participation

$150/person for study along

30 participants

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If you need to know how to access the workshop, please follow the instructions on this PDF.


what we cover:

Week One – Understanding Newborns and Light

Week Two – Newborn Posing Workflow

Week Three – Family Interactions

Week four – ‘Older’ Newborns and Featured Artists: Amber Scruggs, Jenni Jones, Lacey MeyersCorinne McCombs, Sara Blanco


what you get:

  • weekly lessons and assignments
  • detailed and individualized feedback from the instructor and TA each week
  • instructional videos showing posing and working with families
  • supplemental videos showing editing techniques
  • newborn actions for photoshop
  • maternity posing guide

what you need:

Participants should be comfortable with the basics of exposure and the technical aspects of photography.  Participants need a camera and lens, ideally one that opens up to an aperture of at least 2.0 if they have access to a newborn during the course.  A general understanding of post-processing is helpful.  Access to a newborn model is not required, but it is recommended.  You will need an older model for week 3: child, friend, spouse, etc.

course instructor:

Alicia is an on-location, natural light photographer who specializes in capturing newborns and their families.  She is known for her clean posing and processing. She lives in NJ with her husband, 2 children and 2 pugs.  Alicia has been running a successful photography business for over 5 years.  Alicia’s portfolio can be viewed at

teaching assistants:

Jenni Jones, Marissa Gifford, Melissa Stottmann