My friend Janna had me come to her delivery (actually, she postponed the delivery until I came back from my VERY long trip). I was so lucky to be there when Ms. Chloe was born. She’s very adorable. Feel free to check her out on my photography blog.
My tips for photographing at your delivery:
- Don’t use your flash. While this is almost impossible — you will need to use a VERY high ISO — as high as your camera will go. You can later take the grain out using noiseware (I still use the communit edition — although I’d LOVE the plug-in version!).
- Don’t be afraid to jump in. I don’t mind people taking pictures at all — but I will move you if you’re in my way, or if things aren’t going well and I want you to stop. Don’t be hurt when the nurse says stuff like this. We’re just mean. 🙂
- Use your white balance. The lighting in hospital rooms are AWFUL. You will want to fix the light balance so that things don’t look as yellow.
- Get pictures of the people who are there. While they aren’t visually stunning, it’s always a memory to see your doctor and your nurse — remember how they helped you out. I HATE getting my picture taken, but I digress… most of the time. 🙂
That’s all I can think of right now. So glad Ms. Chloe is here!