September 11, 2018
A big debate between birth photographers a few years ago was whether or not they should use flash at births.
The whole idea of birth photography is to be a “fly on the wall”, and a flash kind of defeats that purpose.
For a long time it was kind of controversial to use flash.
Now more and more photographers are starting to realize the benefits of using flash at births.
Those are the reasons I decided to use flash. Now, there are also some cons.
Ingrid asked if I diffuse or use BFT, which I assume means “black foam thingy”, and yes, I am an avid black foam thingy user. For those of you who don’t know, a black foam thingy is literally just a piece of black foam that goes around the edge of your speed light. I have a video about it on my “Beauty in Birth” page.
I really like how it makes the light more directional instead of lighting up the whole room.
Go ahead and go back and watch that video if it’s something you’re interested in!
That’s why and how I decided to use flash during birth sessions, and now I’m really happy that I did because I’m used to my clients getting great quality images. Just make sure you talk to each client about it beforehand!