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Facts and Fallacies of the Controversial “Froggie Newborn Pose” {Purely Newborn Photographer in Miami}

Facts and Fallacies of the Controversial “FROGGY POSE” {Purely Newborn Photography in Miami}

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The Froggy is undeniably the most coveted pose in the industry.
Rumor has it that there is a correct and an incorrect method of achieving this position.
In reality, there is no right or wrong way as long as it is safely accomplished.
This safety issue boils down to the individual photographer’s skill level.

There are two methods employed in acquiring this position.
One method is the composite method which seems to be the most accepted.
This involves the taking of two separate images which are later combined to obtaining the final image.
The first image requires that the newborn be posed and that an assistant hold the hands together.
The second image is achieved by having the assistant hold the newborn’s head in order to prevent it from toppling over.
The two images are later combined editing out unsightly appendages to create the final image.
The advantage of this method is that it requires little training or experience.
Some drawbacks of this method include longer editing time and potential for image deterioration caused by over manipulation.

The more advanced option of achieving the froggy pose is the non-composite method.
A nook is created so the baby can sit and be positioned in a manner that will allow the newborn to be neutrally balanced.
This gives the illusion that the baby is holding itself up.
As with the composite method, an assistant is required for spotting and safety measures.
Some of the advantages of this method are that the newborns tend to be more comfortable while one can rapidly move through more accessories and shoot different angles.
Ultimately, this method requires less editing.

Most non-composite photographers are extremely secretive over their methods due to perceived safety concerns.
These perceived misconceptions are explained as follows:

1) Newborns can not hold their heads up (for a myriad of reasons).
The newborn is NEVER holding its head up.
As previously explained, the perceived pose is the result of an optical illusion.

2) The baby may startle, fall and get whiplash.
The baby is never left unattended.
An assistant must always be at arms length of the posed newborn.
A newborn would never simply jump out of position (IF POSED CORRECTLY….it is impossible …”again IF POSED CORRECTLY”) but, would slowly roll out of it.

3) Newborn’s wrists are delicate.
The placement of hands is identical in both methods and neither involves the child actually holding up its head.

In conclusion, regardless of the method employed in acquiring the Froggy pose, newborns will not be subjected to physical stress where proper skills obtained through essential newborn training are employed.