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Grandfatherhood beckons - top tips needed

This is a photographic request!

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.
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Re: Grandfatherhood beckons - top tips needed

Use Olympus' own soft focus Jpegs, they are ideal for the hideous lighting and wrinkly faces.
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Re: Grandfatherhood beckons - top tips needed

Yep, good thinking. I can shoot raw + jpg and have the RAW for posterity & the JPG for family.
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Re: Grandfatherhood beckons - top tips needed

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

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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

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Cheers Graham, maybe I shouldn't have sold my 25mm
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Re: Grandfatherhood beckons - top tips needed

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
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Re: Grandfatherhood beckons - top tips needed

Take a nice blanket for the little one, hospital blankets are not very photogenic. And a selection of little hats.
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Re: Grandfatherhood beckons - top tips needed

Great news John. I will defo pop back in to see how it all goes
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Re: Grandfatherhood beckons - top tips needed

Thanks for all the tips chaps!
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