Using Posing Contour for Newborn Photography Posing | Newborn Mentoring Photographer
Posted on Oct 14, 2014
Newborn Cloud Posing Pillow
The foundation for any great newborn photograph on the bean bag is excellent posing contour that integrates well with your desired pose.
If you have ever tried using some of the posing pillows that are commonly seen online that are shaped like a wedge or like a standard pillow, you will quickly become frustrated as you attempt to create a surface that perfectly conforms to your desired pose for Baby and at the same time allows the backdrop to be completely smooth.
While you are in the midst of a newborn photography session, you have only a short window of time to do all of the poses that you want and you need your equipment to be fast and efficient. It was easy to see the need for a posing pillow that catered specifically to the needs of modern professional newborn photographers.
So, after much original thought, I developed my own posing pillow that helps to pose Baby in the positions that I want quickly and with smooth transitions and that met all of my criteria as a professional newborn photographer:
Even if you are experienced with the time-consuming process of creating posing contour yourself using a variety of commodity items, you will greatly benefit from the speed, consistency, and safety of using the professional newborn photography posing pillow that I painstakingly developed.
The versatility of the posing pillow is unrivaled… I use it as the exclusive or primary posing contour in most bean bag shots (bum up, side laying, modified side-laying, back-laying, womb or taco, criss cross, and froggy)… and to top it off, I offer convenient digital training along with the purchase so that you will know how to set up your bean bag and backdrop for optimal use of posing contour.
The Newborn Cloud Posing Pillow features:
- Abrupt rise smoothly transitioned out in a natural shape
- Quick and easy to work with
- Adaptable to many use scenarios
Straight Out of Camera In-Use Samples
Great little pillow! I highly recommend this posing pillow and it will save you time and frustration getting your pose “just right”. Thank you Bianca for a great product and not just another gimmick us newborn photographers must have. This pillow is a real must have! —http://www.maxineevansphotography.com
Learn more about the training material
Posing Pillow with Crucial Training
The video training will show you exactly how to set up your bean bag and backdrop to achieve optimal results. Next up in the video you will see still photographs and short video segments that clearly show you the exact position of the posing pillow from various angles in 4 common newborn poses. You will also see where other commodity items are added in for posing contour when necessary.
Although the training is not a video that will teach you how to position a newborn into the various poses, having the correct posing contour and positioning it in the correct way will be clearly demonstrated. Having the right posing contour is extremely important to achieve a pose and for the comfort of Baby.
If you feel like your bean bag and backdrop set up is less than ideal, the training will put you off on an absolutely amazing start. If you are a serious pro with no complaints about the way you are doing it, then the small additional cost can still be very beneficial to gain insights into other ways of doing things.
The training material is also in written and picture form for those that do not prefer video training.
What does the posing pillow look like?
The posing pillow features one edge with an abrupt rise. The other edge is gradually faded out in a natural shape.
The posing pillow is used in conjunction with a standard bean bag as the primary or exclusive contour depending on the pose. I use it in every bean bag pose that I do. When two points of contour are needed (for certain poses) the examples will show how I use commodity items to achieve smaller levels of contour. The signature move of this posing pillow is giving you the beefy amount of contour that you desire that is smoothly transitioned out so there are no abrupt edges.
Please note: If you decide to make a purchase, I recommend choosing the option that includes crucial training so that you can gain valuable insights that will help your backdrop have a smooth contour!
Does it include filling?
Detailed filling instructions will be provided with your purchase. With the instructions that are automatically emailed to you when you place your order, you will see exactly what to fill the posing pillow with and exactly how full I like to fill the posing pillow that I use.
If you are worried that the recommended filling will be expensive or aggravating to purchase, don’t be. It is super easy to find and is readily available world wide. It is least expensive and easiest to purchase the filling locally.
Inexpensive shipping from the United States is provided for most countries.
When available to order, your posing pillow will generally ship the same day from the United States. The checkout is handled through PayPal and you will receive an exact shipping quote during the checkout process. Please see below for a list of shipping prices to countries that I commonly ship to:
|New Zealand||$6 USD|
|United Kingdom||$6 USD|
|United States||$3 USD|
|Many Other Countries||$6 USD|
When necessary, PayPal will handle currency conversion or let your credit card company handle the currency conversion.
- Recommended filling, which is locally obtainable, is sold separately
- The posing pillow is designed to greatly enhance the posing surface of a standard newborn posing bean bag. The posing pillow will help to add dynamic contour to the top of a posing beanbag which is relatively flat. The posing pillow simply lays on top of a traditional bean bag to create desirable contour in key areas.