People ask me all the time why I shoot with natural light only, or usually they assume I shoot with it until I am able to get myself a "studio" with artificial lighting. Hence, I feel the need to explain myself, as it is a topic that I feel very strongly about.
Well, the answer to this question is in the question itself, it is natural. Natural is part of my brand, natural posing, natural light, natural newborn photography, natural baby photography, natural family photography.
I know most photographers use artificial lighting indoors, especially here in the UK where the weather can be very unpredictable. But if you know how to use it correctly , it really can be the most beautiful natural resource. Yes, on some very dull (and likewise very sunny!) days it can be harder to work with, but by changing your camera settings and sometimes moving baby slightly, or yourself, you can achieve some amazing results.
Natural light is not the easy option. Quite the opposite in fact, it takes a lot more work than studio lighting. There is so much more to learn , to think about, than setting up one or two lights and not having to think much about lighting during the photography session. Natural light is constantly changing, so as well as settling and "posing" baby, camera setting often need to be constantly changed as does positioning of baby and the set up with the change of the power of the sun. But I would not have it any other way. I have used artificial lighting in the past on many occasions, so I have an in depth knowledge of both, however I was always taken back by the beauty of natural light so I made the decision to work only with this. I feel that it offers the client a beautiful, gentle, pure, natural, organic feel which is what my brand sets about to achieve.
To close, if I had £1 for every time someone asked me if I will have a studio with lights one day, I would have enough money to buy this said studio. I would still not have one though! I would however use some of this money to save for my dream natural light studio, as working from home does have its drawbacks occasionally.
Samantha Prewett Photography are now working with Precious Memories to offer beautiful unique products. For just £160 you will receive a 2D Impression session and a baby photography session, complimented with a beautiful final framed product containing a 2D impression of either your baby's hand or foot and a professional print of your favourite image from the photography session. You will also receive your favourite 3 photographs via email , as you would from a standard baby photography session.
You also have the option of choosing a 3D casting session where you will receive either a pair or hands or feet or one of each with your final framed product for just £210, as well as the baby photography session, print and digital images
We are offering one lucky person the chance to win a precious photography package with a framed 2d impression and photograph. To enter please comment below with the age of your baby and make sure you leave your email address* and like and follow both Samantha Prewett Photography and Precious Memories facebook pages so you can find out if you have won
Samantha Prewett Photography and Precious Memories will be at the Lychett Matravers Village Fayre this weekend (14th May 2016) between 2-6pm. Where you can see our beautiful range of products and find out more about what we do. The fayre is a large family event with lots of entertainment for all the family, to see what is going on join their facebook event here
To find out more about our Precious Photography Packages visit Glenda's website and see lots more examples of impressions and castings:
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Last week I teamed up with my good friend Carly from C Y Wild Photography ( http://www.wedding-photographer-southampton-hampshire.co.uk/index.html ) to do our first ever newborn twins session.
We welcomed the girls in at just 1 week and 6 days old to Carly's very warm photography studio.
The girls were absolutely amazing, they slept for almost the whole session. We managed to get a few different set ups, and even caught a few "smiles" aswell as a few awake shots towards the end of the session when they gently started to let us know that they were no longer tired
I think its safe to say that both of us enjoyed every minute of this special session, and we cant wait to do our next, so if you are expecting twins please do get in touch , we have some very special introductory rates!