Newborn Macro Features | Macro Photography

Newborn Macro Features

Achieving those Newborn Macro Features like cute details of babies hair, lashes and squishy lips is actually very easy.

I aim to photograph macro images during my newborn posing. Traditionally I do my macro captures during the bottom up pose. You need a lot of light for macro images so I usually scoot a bit closer to my light source when I shoot these. The shoot with a Canon Markiii camera and 100mm lens.

For this session I snapped a few macro in a couple of different poses to show the difference between the two.

1) The first macro image was captured while baby was in the “Froggy” pose. If you notice, his lips are cute and squishy. They personally look more lively to me.


Settings for this picture- ISO 1600, F/5, 1/200 Mkiii, 100 Macro lens

Another version of this lip capture is here when baby was on his back swaddled nice and snug. Which lip picture do you prefer?


Settings for this picture- ISO 1600, F/7.1, 1/200 Mkiii, 100 Macro lens

2) The second set of macro images were photographed during the side laying pose. I generally shoot the majority of my macro images in this pose including eyelashes, toes, hair & ears. It gives me the flexibility to shoot the images strait on instead of angled or from above. Shooting strait on also helps me to get the majority of my image in focus like I want it to be.


Settings for this picture- ISO 1600, F/5, 1/200 Mkiii, 100 Macro lens

Hope this little tip can help you with achieving cute macro images of baby lips, toes, and lashes <3 If you found this tidbit of information to be helpful please repin.

Be sure to peek around my website! You can view my most recent newborn session here.

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