Newborn & baby photography workshop 🇩🇰 Denmark


My two-day workshop on newborn and baby photography will focus on posing newborns, photographing babies, lighting, equipment and settings, shooting angles, wrapping, using props, editing workflows, and more. After the workshop, you will be able to plan photo sessions scenarios, perfect newborn poses, and be inspired with new ideas. You will learn how to make the most of an hour for a photo session of a baby up to one year old, with a variety of props. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers.

2022-06-11 08:30 — 2022-06-12 17:00
Newborn and baby photography workshop with Viktoria Iljin

A two-day workshop for a maximum of 12 participants.

This event is hosted by Olga Iljin. If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Location: Silkeborg, 🇩🇰 Denmark

Cost: 600€

A non refundable retainer of 200€ is due at the time of booking, with the remainder of 400€ due one month before the workshop.

Important information

  • TRANSLATION: The workshop is held in English translated to Danish.

  • CANCELLATION: Deposit and full payment is not refundable unless you sell your seat to other photographer.

  • PERMISSION REGARDING IMAGE USAGE: Photographs taken during workshop can be used in attendees online portfolio (website and social media). Submitting images to magazines, exhibitions or competitions is not allowed as well as using them for workshop or session adverting.

  • RESERVATION is only valid upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit.

  • IMPORTANT: Payment of the deposit is tantamount to acceptance of the terms and conditions of the workshop.

What to bring

  • Camera which you MUST know how to operate in full manual
  • Lens: 35mm and/or 50mm and/or 24-70mm
  • Memory cards
  • Battery / camera charger
  • Notepad and pen (optional)

What’s included

  • Newborn and Baby Photography 2-day workshop
  • Adobe Photoshop actions used by Viktoria Iljin for retouching newborn, baby and macro images
  • Discount certificates for two month newborn photography online course
  • Refreshments/snacks

What’s not included

  • Transport to/from Workshop Location
  • Accommodation

The workshop schedule


Day 1

The first day of the workshop begins at 08:30 and ends at 17:30. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

We will first discuss the general principles of photography, and how to work with newborns. We will set up the studio, equipment, and I will show you some important camera settings and light techniques. We will also discuss safety rules for working with newborns, and how to prepare your clients for the photo shoot.

8:30 - Introductions over Coffee & Muffins.

  • Preparing studio accessories (props, beanbag, selecting clothes and accessories)
  • Camera settings
  • How to prepare your clients before arrival
  • Lighting set up
  • Newborn session workflow
  • Learning correct angles
  • Newborn safety

The photo shoot is the most important part of our workshop. I will focus on showing you how to position the baby, how to put them to sleep and how to calm them down, how to make smooth transitions between props and poses to make the session run smoothly. My goal is to teach you a workflow that will keep the time of the newborn session to a minimum. I will show you what my workflow looks like and what makes my job easier.

10:00 - Model 1 arrives (posing in props, on a beanbag)

The first model will have a mini photo shoot without photographing by the participants, Viktoria will show the sequence of her workflow with newborn - transitions between poses, wrapping, changing set-ups, etc. You will understand what the shooting scenario can be, how it changes, depending on the behavior of the baby, and how to make a beautiful photo session with a small amount of props.

11:00 - Model 2 arrives (posing in props, on a beanbag, with parents and/or siblings)

13:00 - Coffee/Tea Break

14:00 - Model 3 arrives (posing in props, on a beanbag, with parents and/or siblings, macro)

16:00 - Post Processing file management, photo editing (Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop) and Q&A

17:30 - Hugs and goodbyes


Day 2

The second day of the workshop begins at 10:00 and ends at 17:00. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

We photograph babies (4-10 months) at this particular age range because they are at a stage where they are beginning to develop their personalities and unique expressions.

10:00 - We’ll discuss important topics such as: the selection of props, change of set-ups, communication with the baby, posing on a beanbag and in props, pictures with parents. How to keep a client from newborn shooting for up to a year? Shooting scenario. Post-processing in three minutes.

12:00 - Coffee/Tea Break

13:00 - Model 1 arrives (posing in props, on a beanbag)

The first model (4 months old baby) will have a photo shoot without photographing by the participants, Viktoria will show the sequence of her workflow, so you can note for yourself the amount of time for each image, the number of images depending on the mood of the model, see the transitions between locations (bean bag, props).

14:00 - Model 2 arrives (posing in props, posing on a beanbag, the selection of proper angles and lightning)

15:30 - Model 3 arrives (posing in props, posing on a beanbag, the selection of proper angles and lightning)

17:00 - Awarding certificates, hugs and goodbyes

Viktoria Iljin
Viktoria Iljin
Newborn and pregnancy photographer

Hello! I’m Viktoria, a newborn and maternity photographer from Tallinn, Estonia. I’ve been photographing babies since 2016.