A&P Got to shoot a newborn yesterday

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    djlogik New Member

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    First time getting to shoot something other than my kids with my new gear. Baby is 3 days old. A few of my favs so far. CC welcomed.
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    Great shots for the first time out. I like the first shot a lot more than the third shot. also, for inspiration, check out Kelly Ryden. Her flickr account has setup shots and all her work. She's pretty damn good at baby and newborn pics.
     
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    Thanks Girth.
     
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    Pretty awesome photos man. Very impressive first time out or 100th. I really like them.

    Did you charge them? What do you normally shoot?
     
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    Thanks Mannaze!

    I did not charge for it, I asked to do it. It was my sister-in-law's baby and used for my experience. I just started doing "portrait" type work a few months ago after watching the OneLight DVD. I mostly dabbled in landscape/cityscape photography before this.
     
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    Great stuff! I'm with Girth and I like the 1st shot better than the 3rd. The face looks like it's from a different baby in the 3rd shot compared to the limbs.

    This is really is great stuff. I'm in the middle of the 2nd DVD of OneLight and am SOOOO ready to take some shots.

    What was your lighting setup for these? Where did you get the blanket (wow, this is the gayest question I've asked in a while, but whatev)?
     
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    Blanket was just sitting on her couch and my wife grabbed it . I wanted to take it home and add it to my stash of "props" :mamoru:

    Lighting was a Wescott 28" softbox with a vivitar 285 flash at 1/2 power camera right. Small reflector camera left to even out the light falloff on the wall. Camera was set to 1/200@ F8-F10 ISO200. Flashes triggered by some ebay triggers.
     
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    Should've grabbed it, I would've. :)

    Awesome, nice and simple. I just ordered the Apollo 28" too and can't wait to start using it. Great stuff and I'm sure the parents love the free shots.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    Kelley is hot shit. i've been shooting newborns ( :o ) for a while now, and thought "maybe i should look her up and see if she wants to mentor me".

    then i saw her workshop is f'n $2100. i can only imagine what she'd charge to mentor me. :o

    maybe i should shoot her a note. hmmm
     
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    I have a friend in Austin who does newborns and has attended her wokshops (I think). Let me know if you want me to get you in touch with her. She sent me a long nice email a while back detailing what she does and what her steps are. One big step... lots and lots of patience, which I don't have.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    I'd just call her up if i really had any interest.

    forward me her email. i want to know her secrets. I do know she's an evil Nikon luser, though. :fawk:

    you don't know what forums she's on, do you?
     
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    Just finished going through Kelly's flickr stream and blog :bowdown:.
     
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    are you supposed to use flash with newborns?
     
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    That is an argument that goes back and forth, alot. Everyone I spoke with that does infant photography say's it is not a problem. Now I personally wouldnt go throw a bare bulb right in their face, but a large softbox isn't that intense of light I don't see a problem.
     
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    One and two are great.
     
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    love the first one. :cool: i like the perspective on it better than the third.
     
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    Thanks everyone! :bigthumb:
     
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    Nicely done.

    I did some newborn stuff for the first time the other day and it turned out alright. The baby was 6wks old, I think. Mom/fam were crazy pleased, but I could definitely do better. I need some legit props/blankets/hats for the next time I do newborns tho.

    Oh and I was a bit nervous about shooting a newborn at first, but they really are pretty chill once you get 'em fed and in that boob induced coma.
     
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    Exactly. I've spoken with many different people about this and there isn't anything that negatively affects them as long as you don't put it directly in their face/eyes. A softbox/umbrella setup won't do any harm
     
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    Amazing pictures, nicely done.
     

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