Which camera is the best for new born photography (studio) ?

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  1. vintagesnaps

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    OK then, pediatric medical staff... basically don't do something for the sake of a picture if it isn't something you'd do otherwise with a newborn baby.

    If someone doesn't have experience handling newborns learn what's appropriate to do. If you're going to use a basket make sure it's large enough for the baby to fit and allow leg movement. If using fabric to wrap a baby it needs to be loose enough to allow for leg movement (and learn proper swaddling techniques before you wrap a baby). Avoid slings and propping a baby on elbows when there isn't yet adequate head control.

    Usually it seems to take time to first get good at photography then work toward building a reputation as a photographer. Buying used equipment to start then upgrading could be an option.


     
  2. benhasajeep

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    Kodak Instant cameras!
    Any Disk camera!
     
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    To the original poster. You asked the one question that will turn any forum against you. I applaud you to have a desire to do something and is seeking advice to get to what you want to do.

    Lets discuss this. You would like to take pictures and make money doing it. Part of your research besides equipment is also about what is the going rate for what you want to do. It may seem easy to take baby pictures, but it's not all fun and games. Some of the other people replying hinted as one of the problems your going to be against. And that's pro photographers who already have equipment and if their are decent, a client list to draw upon for future business. Then you have the part timers with cameras, that also want to make money. They charge less than pros do, and will take what the pros turn down at for lower prices. So, now you competing with 2 groups. Then you have the "family friend" with that "big" camera competition. They like taking pictures and will do it free. Obviously you can't compete with them and make any money. S0, you really do need to research what as a beginner you can charge. Why is this important? Well if you go out and spend $5,000 to $10,000 (that's the cheaper equipment pricing) on camera, lenses, lights, backgrounds, stands, light modifiers, batteries, spare cards, computer. You need to know when you can make your money back on your initial investment in equipment. Let alone pay yourself a wage. And any expenses you have getting to each job. And if you in any average country. Your going to loose some of what you take in money wise, to taxes!

    If I take one of your replies correctly and you have a D700. That body is just fine! Do you have some decent lenses around 85mm? Maybe an 85mm f/1.4 or 85mm f/1.8? Both are good portrait lenses. Do you have any Nikon Speedlights? The more you offer in what you have the better people can reply. And what is your experience? We can also suggest where to read up on what subjects to help you along.
     
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    I suppose they wouldn't work for lack of media.
     
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    I agree with the other posters, a Canon camera may be the "best" for newborn baby photos but it depends on the lens, lighting, experience, and other factors.
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    the perpetual eternal post on "what's the best camera" .... !

    (thx Gryh, I know I'll always get a quick response from U .. - now that's entertainment !)
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    Tell me, did you read the entire thread? What makes the Canon camera the best choice since the OP already has a perfectly good Nikon D700? Also you state that you concur with the other posters that a Canon camera may be the best camera for newborn photography. Exactly whom is it that you are concurring with other than yourself. No one else recommended Canon in their posts? Derrell is the only one that even gave Canon a passing mention and it was no where near a recommendation that a Canon camera was the best.
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    The OP wants the "best" camera !
    sure, he already owns a Kodak or nikon, etc. but he wants the best !

    obviously he will have to upgrade to Canon if he is to get the "best" !
    (for that lucrative professional baby photography career)

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    Tell me, what makes a Canon Camera the "Best" other than fanboy dreams?

    Nikon and Sony's current lines of cameras have the best sensors for both dynamic range and High ISO usability on the market. The current line of Nikon bodies consistently out perform the Canon bodies in their real live hands on trials. Sometimes not by much but the test results don't lie.

    Nikon has as big a range of top quality lenses as any other maker in the market and bigger than almost all the other. Zeiss has long been known for making some of the absolutely best lenses on the market bar none. Sony has made great strides in their lenses as well as their latest lines of bodies. Pentax, while not as big a player has always made and continues to make high quality equipment that provides excellent results for their users.

    You consistently claim that Canon is the Best with out ever giving one shred of evidence to back up your claims.

    The funniest part of this whole thing is that I AM A CANON USER since going digital several years ago . What I am not is a Fanboy living in a dream world providing opinions based on alternative facts just because it is what I like or what I use. I don't have the expectation that everyone should use my exact gear or shoot the exact way I shoot.
     
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    now that is funny !

    most pros use Canon and now you use Canon !
    congratz

    that's a real face palm !
     
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    Who says Most Pros Use Canon Camera's. More fake news from you based on alternative facts with out any substantiation.
     

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