Bellies to Babies: Capturing the First Six Months
with Alison Winterroth
4 WEEK WORKSHOP BEGINS JUN 11
$300 Full Participation | $150 Study Along
Capture newborns and babies in a simple, natural way.
From materinity to newborn photographs and beyond, join Alison Winterroth in this online, four week workshop that will tell you everything you need to know about the art of photographing babies. With over three hours of shooting videos and four hours of editing videos you’ll get a behind the scenes look at how to photograph newborns simply and beautifully. You will find the best ways to flatter a pregnant figure and create classic images to treasure that a breathtakingly beautiful. You will also learn to incorporate DSLR video and learn quick and easy ways to edit! Finally we dive into the art of running a portrait studio and talk all things business, marketing and set for success. (Please note that there will be a break week between weeks two and three.)
Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a lens that has a focal length between 24 mm and 50 mm wide.
what you’ll get
4 weekly PDFs covering newborn photography through the first six months
3+ hours of shooting videos
Bonus weekly video tips
DAILY INSTRUCTOR-LED Q&A
Full participation students engage in instructor-led discussion and Q&A for daily interaction and support. Study along students have full viewing access.
4.5+ hours of editing videos
INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT FEEDBACK & CRITIQUE
Full Participation students receive extensive personal video critiques of weekly assignment submissions.
Study Along Students have full viewing access.
Introduction to DSLR video
Adding video to your sessions without extending session time
Shooting video with a baby
Editing a film
Shoot several film clips (either at a session or in your home) to supplement your still images
Edit them and place them together to make a film
Introduction to maternity photography
Gear and equipment
Styling a maternity session
Posing women in the most flattering way
Editing a maternity session
Find a pregnant model to photograph (or any model willing to let you practice pregnancy poses with her)
Run through the simple poses and pick one image to submit for critiques
Introduction to newborn photography
Gear and equipment
5 newborn poses workflow
Styling a newborn session
Working with family at a newborn session
On location newborn photography
Newborn photography editing
Photograph a newborn baby (or use a doll)
Move through the 5 poses
Edit your favorite image for critique
Introduction to working with babies
Gear and equipment
Working with and connecting with young babies
Milestone sessions with babies
Using family to enhance your baby photography
Baby photography editing
Running a successful studio while keeping your vision and sanity- this week we dive intobusiness as well
Photograph a baby somewhere between 3-6 months old and work on finding 25 unique poses for a session. Pick your favorite image and edit your favorite image for critique.
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about your instructor
Alison Winterroth is a portrait photographer in the Tampa area. Her specialty is pregnant mothers and sweet newborn babies- photographing them in a simple yet beautiful way. Alison has become known for her light and airy style and her bright 1200 square foot studio has become a destination for families in the Central Florida area. You can find her keeping busy on a mini farm with her outdoorsy family in the Tampa suburbs. Her portfolio is available here
how it works
download weekly lessons
Each week, students receive a set of course materials, which generally include a PDF and instructional videos. All course materials are yours to download and keep.
Your workshop registration includes access to a private online forum for sharing and discussion. The classroom forum is open 24 hours a day so that you can learn and join discussions on your own schedule.
study & ask questions
Study on your own time, and check in on the classroom forum for interactive learning. The instructor is present in the forum every day to answer questions and offer encouragement.
complete weekly assignments
Students receive an assignment to complete each week that pertains to the topics covered in the course materials and builds upon class discussion throughout the week.
Full Participation students engage in an interactive online classroom experience that includes instructor-led group discussions and detailed, personalized guidance for the duration of the workshop. Full participation students post their assignments in the forum and receive critique each week.
Study Along students have access to all materials and are able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum. They also receive access to their own private Study Along subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments, but they can follow along with instructor critiques of the Full Participation assignments.