Category Archives: How To

Newborn Pull-backs

I have had a few newborns over the past three weeks – which is a lot for me. I started getting newborns last year and have really enjoyed getting to know what makes a NB content and photo-worthy. Also learning as a photographer – how to pose, how to shoot, how NOT to pose and […]

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Meggy I am wondering if you use a flash when inside? What if you go somewhere and they do not have enough natural light – I recently tried to do a shoot inside but there was not enough light and I went to use my external flash, however, daddy wouldnt let me, even when baby was asleep. Have you ever had this issue, what lense do you use in order to let in enough light??
Thanks, this is a great post!May 8, 2011 – 8:54 pm

maryana Very%20cool%20images!%20So%20much%20life%20and%20energy!March 9, 2011 – 9:04 pm

maryana Very cool images! So much life and energy!March 9, 2011 – 9:03 pm

Arden Prucha I am pretty sure this is the backdrop stand I am using:

It’s called Square Perfect and I traded with with a client – along with some continual lights :)March 9, 2011 – 9:39 am

Erica Thank you so much for sharing this! What exactly are you using for the frame of your backdrop?March 9, 2011 – 7:32 am

Nancy Arden these are so wonderful! Love :) Thanks for sharing!March 8, 2011 – 8:29 am

Katie LOVE!! I love to see work in action! And I love your choice of basket.. I use that one all the time… Thank you for sharing!March 6, 2011 – 9:16 pm

Meghan wow! these images are beautiful! I love your work. same question as a couple other people – is that your 24-70? thanks so much for the behind the scenes shots!March 6, 2011 – 7:17 pm

Karilee THIS is great!! Love the pullbacks! Thanks so much for taking the time to post these, they really do help out!March 5, 2011 – 12:13 pm

Raven @ LMMP I love the pull backs Arden! They are so fun to look at!March 4, 2011 – 4:45 pm

Tiffani Cisneros I love this post. It’s one of the best tutorials on newborns I’ve seen yet. Thanks, yet again!March 4, 2011 – 3:00 pm

Michelle Somerville This is awesome! Thanks for sharing 😀 Funny how my ‘load’ is the same as yours. Props take over my car, and storage space (and client’s home, lol)
Would you say your 24-70 is your newborn lens? Mine is the 50 1.4 but anytime I need the zoom and wider angle I love my 24-70.March 4, 2011 – 11:42 am

Hayley Roebuck Great post Arden! I love seeing the behind the scenes pictures of you! You sure do have a way with those newborns and it shows in the finished product :)March 4, 2011 – 9:38 am

Pam D Oh my word. The one of the little guy in the ballglove … that boy BETTER play baseball after that! All of the finished photos are incredible, and I love the behind the scenes shots, too. Sweet, sweet babies…March 4, 2011 – 9:13 am

Lynn Love this Arden! I wish I looked as adorable as you when I shoot! I’m trying to figure out a way to lug all my stuff around!! I’ve just been throwing it all in large trash bags (so ghetto) I like the idea of using suitcases!March 4, 2011 – 9:11 am

Sarah Potter Is that your 24-70 lens in these shots? I think these posts are great for people to realize all the effort that goes on behind the scenes to get the great shots! Nice work. (BYW, I love how fun you are with nail polish!)March 4, 2011 – 9:11 am

My Equipment » Arden Prucha Photography […] have a Square Perfect Backdrop Stand which has come in handy for NEWBORN shoots and ‘intimate’ photos for […]July 22, 2011 – 3:20 pm

Before and After: Ring Shot

So I haven’t done an editing post in a while. This isn’t super detailed step by step, but will provide enough information to know what I did. Here is the original untouched shot (better known as SOOC – straight out of the camera): Honestly?  It looks pretty good, but ME?  Well, I love a nice […]

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Karin Love this…thank you so much!February 24, 2011 – 4:28 pm

Melisssa Thrasher Great post! Love the final product!February 22, 2011 – 9:49 am

Newborn Shoots

So, when I shoot newborns I usually shoot at the family’s home. I have a ton of stuff I bring and honestly it would be easy to shoot at my home, but I’d hate making new mommies get out and about too soon. I bring stuff like: props, blankets, light stands, soft box, umbrella/blash, backdrop […]

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maury potts Nothing sweeter than a naked baby! I love these girlie, just like always! you rock!February 15, 2011 – 10:44 am

Kersten Fabulous tips, and very timely for me. Thank you, Arden!February 14, 2011 – 4:34 pm

Katie Campbell Thanks for sharing :) I love reading/seeing the steps to your process. It’s always great to see how others do newborn shoots!February 14, 2011 – 3:11 pm

Michelle Wow! Beautiful photos! Photography is my hobby right now so I am learning. This is so helpful. Thank you for posting your techniques. Fine Art edit is my fave!February 14, 2011 – 12:15 pm

Amanda I am so in love with your amazing talent. I have not shot alot of newborns so seeing these images makes me jealous…lol
I have so much “stuff” and so many ideas. it just seems nobody in our area has babies…lol
Oh I came via Iheartfaces….
AmandaFebruary 13, 2011 – 4:18 pm

Raven Love this Arden, and that fine art edit just rocks!February 13, 2011 – 2:25 pm

Lala @ LenzLove I just adore you!! This is most helpful. I’m hoping to do a newborn really soon and I’ll need all the pointers I can get.
I love the fine art and middle edit with the cute little babe laying down.

Hope we get to meet at WPPI if your going!February 13, 2011 – 12:45 pm

Kyla Wonderful tips!!! I love all these shots!February 13, 2011 – 11:16 am

Lynn this is great Arden :) I’m starting to love newborn shoots! I’ve been using a bean bag – I wonder if I’ll like using a boppy instead… I like the bean bag, b/c I shape it to how deep I want baby to go into the blanket, but I think I’ll try out a boppy! Tell me where you get some good clamps. I got some Home Depot but I’m too weak to use them! ha!February 13, 2011 – 10:50 am

Newborn Pullbacks » Arden Prucha Photography […] posted last week about Newborn Shoots and tips for other photogs/parents to see. How to get the baby prepped for the session and things I […]March 4, 2011 – 12:02 am

Learning my flash

I am having a lot of fun taking the Speedlight Workshop online. Zenia is a great teacher and tells it how it is. So far the lessons are very quick, very simple, very easy to understand and I have learned so much in the first two videos – than I would’ve dreamed. The flash is […]

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Raven @ LMMP Love the one of your boy in the tree! And the tub one is cute too!February 2, 2011 – 9:13 am

Zenia LOVE the first photograph of your kids in the tub – that is too stinkin cute!February 1, 2011 – 11:55 pm

Sarah Potter Were these all using your flash off camera? Or just the ones outside?

I like #2 with Pete the best.February 1, 2011 – 4:37 pm

A Creative Gift(card)

I got this CLEVER idea from The Creative Mama… a blog I subscribe to. She created these and I just HAD to copy her idea! I literally found this AND did all of this (even purchased the cards, because I am a wonderful procrastinator) on Christmas Eve Day. It was simple, it was easy, it was […]

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