wiffmajig wrote in post #15135239
Great shots, she is beautiful...
But having 2 kids myself I have a question...How in the world did you get her to sleep the entire time!!
My wife was nearby and the 'soother' so to speak. She did a little research and apparently newborns are easiest to shoot around the 10 day old mark, mostly because all they do is sleep still but will have filled out a bit more from the hospital as well. I probably took over 100 photos in all of these sets combined, and all I was looking for was 1 single shot from each set to process.
Patience was key, that and lots of soothing and soft back rubs. Our 3 year old was being watched by family for the day so we had no interruptions there. It sort of went like this ..
1. Wife fed the baby, big meal, target milk coma.
2. Put accessories on her while she was falling asleep in wifes arms.
3. Once asleep, slowly and carefully position her how we wanted. My wife would sooth, rub and shush the baby up until I told her, 'Ok let go.'
4. Fire away
The trickiest thing for me, the biggest challenge was working with new equipment and off camera flash in general. I have Yongnuo 603s so no ETTL, everything had to be manual. I dont have any experience with this so I had quite a long setup/prep time before I was ready for the baby to be placed. Ultimately I just took my time with everything, and didn't settle. I tried my best to get 3-5 good shots from each set that I know I would like before moving on.
The key to our success (that day lol) was getting a sitter for the 3 year old, having my wife as extra hands, and a whole lot of patience. Honestly, I"m not sure how I did it lol.