-Pleiades- wrote in post #9200236
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
Great collection Feng, really tells the story well.
Greg_C wrote in post #9200645
Nice work Feng, you've documented this very well.
Thanks Dave. Thanks Greg.
troypiggo wrote in post #9202904
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.
Ferristar wrote in post #9203356
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
Thanks Andy see you shortly.