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Dec 15, 2009 03:58 |  #7351

Ferristar wrote in post #9200207 (external link)
Ok, so as a result of Fengs generosity 3 things have happened;
1/. AEIOU have decided to ask me to do their 'school photos' next year
2/. I have a fantastic set of shots of my three kids
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3/. I have a serious desire to own one of those lenses

Thank you Feng

Cute series.

wakko wrote in post #9200220 (external link)
heh great shots Andy! :) looks like you're getting used to it eh? :)

on a side note... here's some baby piccies I whipped together as a 'first two weeks' tribute to Caleb :)

http://stuff.planetsla​ckers.com …rivate/caleb/fi​rst2weeks/ (external link)

C&C would be great.

Nice work Feng, you've documented this very well.


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Dec 15, 2009 12:49 |  #7352

wakko wrote in post #9200220 (external link)
heh great shots Andy! :) looks like you're getting used to it eh? :)

on a side note... here's some baby piccies I whipped together as a 'first two weeks' tribute to Caleb :)

http://stuff.planetsla​ckers.com …rivate/caleb/fi​rst2weeks/ (external link)

C&C would be great.

G'day! Hey, noticed your baby photo collection here. Wonderful. My wife is due in May, and I was thinking about attempting something like what you've done here. I'm concerned about crossing the fine line between being a good, attentive father during the birth and going overboard on the photo taking. What hospital was that? How were the staff with photography gear? What did you use for lighting? Did they take some shots for you with your gear? How did it all go down?


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Dec 15, 2009 13:56 as a reply to  @ troypiggo's post |  #7353

Thank you Feng
Thank you Dave
Thank you Greg

yes, do feel I'm getting comfortable with the 70-200, as I mentioned to Feng, I should probably return it to him when he's at work and not at home given his proximity to PC and the sudden feelings of loss I'll experience upon handing over the lens!


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Dec 15, 2009 13:57 as a reply to  @ Ferristar's post |  #7354

p.s. great set Feng!


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Dec 15, 2009 18:36 |  #7355

-Pleiades- wrote in post #9200236 (external link)
beautiful Feng, you have one cute son there! And Jessica looks like a proud big sister. You've captured some wonderful touching moments, brought a tear to my eye.

Thanks Kinnon. Jessica is VERY proud and always wanting to help. Such a good little girl.

DAdeGroot wrote in post #9200534 (external link)
Great collection Feng, really tells the story well.

Greg_C wrote in post #9200645 (external link)
Nice work Feng, you've documented this very well.

Thanks Dave. Thanks Greg.

troypiggo wrote in post #9202904 (external link)
G'day! Hey, noticed your baby photo collection here. Wonderful. My wife is due in May, and I was thinking about attempting something like what you've done here. I'm concerned about crossing the fine line between being a good, attentive father during the birth and going overboard on the photo taking. What hospital was that? How were the staff with photography gear? What did you use for lighting? Did they take some shots for you with your gear? How did it all go down?

Hi Troy. Thanks mate. Congrats on the pending new arrival too! I guess with us it was lucky as Caleb's birth was Caesarian so there isn't really much I needed to do except chat with the paediatrician and the anaethesist about cameras, IT stuff etc.

In terms of lighting, the lighting in the operating room was very good. The only thing to watch out for is the colour cast from different colour temperatures. I had a little bit of that but worked around it. Definitely can't have a flash in there, but anything from f/4 or lower should be fine. I did use a slightly higher ISO from memory and shot most at f/2.8 with the 24-70L.

The staff were good. They even managed to get their hed around the AF button vs half press of the shutter. The anaethesist actually had a DSLR too (Noink) so knew a bit about composition etc. In terms of handling, they had no issues taking a number of shots for me.

Because we had a Caesar, I couldn't take any 'progress' shots but in the end, I'm happy with what I captured. :)

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yes, do feel I'm getting comfortable with the 70-200, as I mentioned to Feng, I should probably return it to him when he's at work and not at home given his proximity to PC and the sudden feelings of loss I'll experience upon handing over the lens!

hahaha crack up :)

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p.s. great set Feng!

Thanks Andy :) see you shortly.


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Dec 15, 2009 18:59 |  #7356

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Hi Troy. Thanks mate. Congrats on the pending new arrival too! I guess with us it was lucky as Caleb's birth was Caesarian so there isn't really much I needed to do except chat with the paediatrician and the anaethesist about cameras, IT stuff etc.

In terms of lighting, the lighting in the operating room was very good. The only thing to watch out for is the colour cast from different colour temperatures. I had a little bit of that but worked around it. Definitely can't have a flash in there, but anything from f/4 or lower should be fine. I did use a slightly higher ISO from memory and shot most at f/2.8 with the 24-70L.

The staff were good. They even managed to get their hed around the AF button vs half press of the shutter. The anaethesist actually had a DSLR too (Noink) so knew a bit about composition etc. In terms of handling, they had no issues taking a number of shots for me.

Because we had a Caesar, I couldn't take any 'progress' shots but in the end, I'm happy with what I captured. :)
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Gotchya. Hadn't thought about flash not being allowed. Thanks for the tips.


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Dec 15, 2009 19:26 |  #7357

yeah... but to be honest, you shouldn't need one in the theatre. never been to a birthing suite so not sure there.

Also... we were at Sunnybank Private.


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Dec 15, 2009 20:26 |  #7358

We'll be at Mater Private. Sister-in-law just had a baby at Wesley. The birthing suite had fairly good light, but I used flash so didn't push to see how it'd go without. (I wasn't there for the birth, just hours after)


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Dec 15, 2009 21:09 |  #7359

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We'll be at Mater Private. Sister-in-law just had a baby at Wesley. The birthing suite had fairly good light, but I used flash so didn't push to see how it'd go without. (I wasn't there for the birth, just hours after)

ah righto.

one thing that is bad is flash directly at baby's eyes at that age. all of mine were lit with a bounced flash to the side to compensate a bit of ambient.


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Dec 15, 2009 23:23 |  #7360

I was thinking the flash would be good to test the baby's reactions - make sure it's responsive :)


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Dec 16, 2009 15:01 |  #7361

I just bought a brand new 35L (from the US, ssssh), and it's front-focusing a bit. Anyone here got their lenses calibrated? What's the process? I've phoned Canon a couple of times and given up after being on hold for a ridiculous time.


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Dec 17, 2009 14:45 as a reply to  @ troypiggo's post |  #7362

Hey folks, anybody have a Windows Easy Transfer cable that may be borrowed for a couple of days?


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Dec 17, 2009 18:38 |  #7363

what's a windows easy transfer cable?!!?


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Dec 17, 2009 22:08 as a reply to  @ wakko's post |  #7364

Unnecessary now, problem solved! :cool:


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Dec 17, 2009 23:37 |  #7365

troypiggo wrote in post #9210687 (external link)
I just bought a brand new 35L (from the US, ssssh), and it's front-focusing a bit. Anyone here got their lenses calibrated? What's the process? I've phoned Canon a couple of times and given up after being on hold for a ridiculous time.

Oh it's a truly gruelling process. I had to drop my camera AND lens off to their agents in Brisbane and it took about two weeks.



  
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