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jdal
27th November 2015, 04:58 PM
This is a photographic request!:D

Granddaughter is due in 3 weeks or so and I was wondering what to do about those in-maternity-ward type shots. What lens, lighting, settings etc. I'm not looking for arty, just something kind of lovely and soft and mum and babylike for the memories. Also maybe has anyone experience of ground rules and what you can get away with.

I have FL-50, 8-14mm, Panny 14-35 (I suspect this'll be the best), 45mm, 60mm + longer, E-M5.
I've got one of those pop-up reflectors as well.

Ulfric M Douglas
27th November 2015, 05:03 PM
Use Olympus' own soft focus Jpegs, they are ideal for the hideous lighting and wrinkly faces.

jdal
27th November 2015, 05:11 PM
Yep, good thinking. I can shoot raw + jpg and have the RAW for posterity & the JPG for family.

Graham_of_Rainham
27th November 2015, 05:17 PM
I got a P/L 25mm f/1.4 for my Grandson. Perfect for low light in small spaces and of course pin sharp.

Look forward to seeing some pictures

Best wishes for all concerned.

jdal
27th November 2015, 06:35 PM
I got a P/L 25mm f/1.4 for my Grandson. Perfect for low light in small spaces and of course pin sharp.

Look forward to seeing some pictures

Best wishes for all concerned.
Cheers Graham, maybe I shouldn't have sold my 25mm:mad:

Imageryone
27th November 2015, 06:36 PM
Hi John,
I was taught many years ago to add a little colour ie rattle, toy etc etc to bring out the natural colour of the baby, Hospital are very white :)

Wee man
27th November 2015, 06:41 PM
Take a nice blanket for the little one, hospital blankets are not very photogenic. And a selection of little hats.

DerekW
27th November 2015, 08:40 PM
Get a CRB check and assume that some of us are not CRB checked.

jdal
27th November 2015, 09:04 PM
Get a CRB check and assume that some of us are not CRB checked.
I've checked the cupboard and I'm OK, I don't have a Canon Rubbish Body. Not sure about you lot though. :D

gregles
28th November 2015, 01:10 AM
Great news John. I will defo pop back in to see how it all goes *chr

jdal
28th November 2015, 08:27 AM
Thanks for all the tips chaps!