View Full Version : Newborn pictures tomorrow! Advice please!
25th of January 2009 (Sun), 22:45
My wife is having labor induced tomorrow! I've only taken newborn pics with a P&S once before.
I'm looking for any last minute hints/tips you guys might have. Must-have shots, lighting ideas, etc. I'm not going to be thinking too rationally at the moment, so I need to plan what I'm going to shoot now.
Here's the equipment I'm bringing with us to the hospital:
85mm 1.8 prime
28-80mm 2.8 zoom
383 flash unit w/ cybersyncs for off camera flash
Thanks for any ideas you guys might have!
26th of January 2009 (Mon), 09:34
If it was me (and it was ~9 months ago), I'd just bring the 85 and the 28 primes and shoot natural light. You have perhaps the best high ISO performing camera ever, so I think you would be fine. When my son was born, I probably kept my 40D in between 800 and 1000, and just shot with my 85 and 30.
Good luck and congrats!
2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 08:05
+ 1 to the lens suggestion. My most important advice goes to the flash side: Make sure you create the softest light you can, but make sure you keep the lighting as simple as possible (I almost screwed up my favourite shot in the labour room because one remote flash was in the picture frame :o :o :o ). Available light may be ok, but especially during night and in winter it may as well not.
2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 08:51
I brought a couple of flashes and cybersyncs with me, but the ambient light was good enough. I had a 5d2 and primes, so it should be right? The pictures are here:
I'm doing an "official" newborn photoshoot today.
2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 09:04
Shots look good! Congrats on the little one :)
2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 09:24
Shots look good! Congrats on the little one
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