On Friday, my extended family was extended that little bit further with the addition of my new baby niece, Holly Seward. Hello Holly!
From a photographic point of view, these photos are nothing special, but the lighting in the baby care unit doesn’t really lend itself to much, she’s too little to move, I was shooting through the side of the cot and I didn’t want to disturb the babies by using flash.
From a personal point of view though, the subject is very special!
Congratulations Steve, Angie and Holly… welcome to the party little one!
I’m scratching around for ideas that I’d like to revisit once I’ve bought a digital SLR, and can start doing the “photo a day” thing. This shot was a 1 second exposure, with a little zooming for good measure.
It was flash lit by a handheld flash unit top left, my flash units aren’t currently controlable (it’s full or nothing) and it’s not diffused at all (hence the harsh shadow) mainly because I was being lazy and trying to bounce off walls instead.
Things I learnt during the shoot:
- Get a better background sheet
- Make sure the point sources are spread around the frame otherwise it looks lopsided
- Diffuse that flash!
- Clean the front of the radio, it’s covered in thumb prints