How safe is mobile phone flash?

June 02, 2017  •  1 Comment


As a newborn and baby photographer, I have to take the safety of my little clients very seriously. 

 It might surprise you to know that the newborn photography industry is completely unregulated. Photographers like me, who take safety seriously, have to take it upon ourselves to be trained and educated on how to ensure the beautiful images we create, are done safely.

Being a newborn and baby photographer requires a unique set of skills and there is a worldwide organisation that exists to support photographers like me, who want to have access to safety training and resources that we can use to provide clients like you with a better service. 

Countless people take photographs with their mobile phones. When the flash is triggered, how do you know what intensity the flash is? 

I have noticed people taking photographs of newborn babies with the mobile phone only inches away from the face of the newborn.

The flash output is the same as taking the photograph from 6 - 10 feet away! What does this do to the retina in the eyes of a newborn, or even in  the eyes of an adult? 


I’m delighted to have joined BANPAS (Baby &Newborn Photography Association) [use this URL to link parents to] and you will be able to find me on their directory of photographers here [] They also have a fabulous Facebook page for pregnant and new parents here [use this URL to link parents to]

I’d be delighted to chat to you about how I can create a beautiful gallery of images for your newborn and very happy to chat to you about how I do that safely. Please contact me for booking and availability information. [] Also at - Find a photographer and photography services.


Anna R grow(non-registered)
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