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The Bump Biz

Generate new clients by marketing your maternity photography, with Photography business guru Mark Cleghorn.

Maternity in the Studio

Mark Cleghorn gets to shoot one of his ex assistants bumps.

This session is ideal to follow for lighting and posing flow as well as ideas on how to develop away from a basic structure to a more bespoke session.

The session goes from dressed to nude and back to dressed, a wonderful session packed with technique and emotional posing.


Lighting for Maternity

Mark Cleghorn demonstrates how to really control the light to beautifully capture the expecting mother’s bump, while making sure she still looks as beautiful as ever. Mark clearly breaks down the lighting light by light, demonstrating each lights role in capturing these stunning portraits.

Studio Maternity Shoot with Jenna

In this film you get to see Mark Cleghorn shooting a pregnant mother Jenna in the studio.

The session will give you ideas on lighting and posing as well as how to create a variety of images of the expecting mother.

Jenna also had ideas of shots she wanted and also brought clothes and props to use in the shoot.


Maternity Posing Guide

This posing guide will be useful for any maternity shoot. Mark also shows you how to light the subject as well as his camera angles and heights. Learning to enhance the body through pose and lighting is a key skill and one that can easily be mastered.



Lighting The Bump

In this film you get to see Mark Cleghorn shooting Jess the Model a pregnant mother in the studio. The session will give you ideas on lighting and posing as well as how to create a variety of images using just a one light set up in the studio, to create images perfect for any wall or album.



Maternity - Shooting In The Studio

The session will give you ideas on lighting and posing as well as how to create a variety of images of the expecting mother as well as the couple.


Maternity - Shooting In The Home

In this film you get to see Mark Cleghorn shooting a pregnant mother in her own home, in fact Denise is a photographer herself and a PT4U member.

The session will give you ideas on lighting and posing as well as how to create a variety of images to create images perfect for any wall or album.



Talking Maternity with Denise Winter

Following a maternity shoot with a PT4U member Denise Winter, Mark Cleghorn and Denise sit down for a chat about the world of maternity photography and what it was like to be photographed in stead of being the photographer.

The Bump and The Kids

Shooting portraits of a pregnant mother can be a daunting prospect initially, then add the clients other children into the mix and the session can be a little unpredictable, that is unless you structure the shoot. but in this film you get to see Mark Cleghorn do exactly that.


Mum Dad And Baby Eden

You will get to see how he controls the session to get the images of the bound between the parents and baby Eden and how he uses posing and direction to control the session. Mark shoots a variety of images throughout the session from Hikey, Midkey to Lowkey finishing of the session on an orange backdrop.


Academy LIVE - Baby Photography - Shooting Polly

Join us in learning how to shoot Baby photography as Mark shoots Polly the Doll for the very first time LIVE. In this video Mark goes through two of the most popular go to lighting setups for Baby Photography. Simple lighting setups, entry level lighting, where to position them and the pitfalls of what is seen with a lot of Baby photography.

Academy LIVE - Baby Archie

Tune in as mark teaches simple lighting setups within a small set. Mark starts the shoot in a Hikey setup with a large soft octa as his key light and a hard light on the back wall. As the session progresses mark moves to Lowkey and through doing so brings in colour harmony and drama.


Mother & Baby in the Studio

These films explore the variety of images of just mother and her 12 week old baby boy, in both relaxed jeans and a T-shirt attire to a more classical all in white look in high key. Mark Cleghorn starts by explaining the high key set and the baby poser he uses for the shots of just the baby.


Baby Evie - A Year Through The Lens

Shooting young children can be a daunting task even for an experienced photographer so in this series of films following one child from new born. During 1 year Through The Lens you get to see the variety that Mark Cleghorn shoots of one child as they grow.



Baby Jack - A Year Through The Lens

In this series of films you will get to see baby Jack from new born to toddler. Shot over 12 months this series is designed to demonstrate the variety that a Through The Lens Session Series has to give to a client to maximise sales every time.


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