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WalidD300
WalidD300  568 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 2:13 PM

Can anybody help here please

I am going to take photos of my 11 weeks old baby, the background is white, D300, 50mm f1.8 and sigma 150mm f2.8 photos will b indoors

any advice will be appreciated

Thanks

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 2:16 PM

Iron the white background or the creases will really show, unless you've got lights to burn the background out with.

boony
boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 2:17 PM

dont use flash if you can help it , it can damage babies eyes. do a search on the gallery on here for inspiration

stolzy
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 2:53 PM


Quote: Dont use flash if you can help it , it can damage babies eyes.

I take it you have some evidence for that statement. I think the manufacturers of flashguns would want the benefit of your experience.

boony
boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 2:58 PM

just what ive read in a few different places. would have thought it wouldnt really be worth taking the risk................

stolzy
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:06 PM

A reference?
If flash damaged babies eyes the Daily Mail would have told us long ago.
Its a pity when this sort of nonsense enters our consciousness, unfortunately it has a habit of taking hold and becoming the received truth by the unquestioning.

boony
boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:07 PM

wow. so would you take the risk then?

WalidD300
WalidD300  568 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:16 PM

I wouldn't take the risk, not even thinking of taking it any way

NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:18 PM

Unless you can generate very soft flash lighting you would be better off using natural light anyway, it is likely to be more flattering and less disturbing to the little chap.
Get on the same level and relax and enjoy it.

RogBrown
RogBrown e2 Member 72987 forum postsRogBrown vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:20 PM


Quote: Wow. so would you take the risk then?

I think this has pretty well been disproved. Anyway, if it were true, there'd be a load of blind babies around don't you think?

Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:23 PM


Quote: If flash damaged babies eyes the Daily Mail would have told us long ago.

Ah but the Sun did Wink

Seriously I'm with Stolzy on this one. it certainly would not be a great idea to stick a flash a couple of inches away from a baby's face but in the normal studio setting of softboxes and diffused light I doubt if there are are any issues at all. It certainly wouldn't worry me to use studio flash to take baby photos.

boony
boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:24 PM

i just dont think its worth taking the risk using a potentially damaging light source on a subject that doesnt really need it. its not like you need the flash to freeze any action or anything like that

Geoffphoto
6 Mar 2009 - 3:25 PM


Quote: Ah but the Sun did

Must be true then !!! Smile

boony
boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:25 PM


Quote: Quote:Ah but the Sun did Must be true then !!!

hehehehe

stolzy
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2009 - 3:35 PM

Such a shame when this sort of nonesense gets promolgated. Eventually the uncritical start to believe it simply because it is repeated often enough.
Millions, perhaps billions of pictures of babies have been taken of babies using flash - do you really think that noone would have noticed?

This doesn't seem too seriious, but people die from this. How many children have died or become deaf because they didn't get their MMR? All because the gullible and uncritical believed an urban myth.

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