Maternity - Charlotte in the Studio Part 1 | The Photographer Academy

Maternity - Charlotte in the Studio Part 1

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Learn how to shoot beautiful maternity portraits in the studio. We join Mark in the studio to observe as he guides you through how he shoots a full maternity session with our wonderful model Charlotte. Starting with the basics and then gradually building the session to finish with the creative twist that will really make your sessions stand out from the crowd.

In the first part of this session Mark starts with a basic low key set-up to really highlight charlottes bump and get some simple yet beautiful images in the bag straight away. Mark then introduces a blow up bed against Lastolite’s brilliant and versatile Hilite, firstly shooting onto it as a simple hi-key background before using it a large soft window style of light. Combined with some simple material to style the bed this produces some fantastic overhead images.

Equipment: Canon 5DmkII, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 50mm, Canon 70-200mm, Sigma 12-24mm, Sekonic L358, Elinchrom Skyport Trigger, 4x Elinchrom BX500Ri studio Light, 1x Elinchrom D-Lite 4 Studio Light, 2x Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox 90x110cm, 1 x Elinchrom Standard Reflector 50° 21cm & 20° Grid, Elinchrom Maxi Lite Reflector 40cm 43°, Elinchrom Softlite Reflector 44cm 55° Lastolite Hi-Lite 8x7”

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