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    Agree totally, can't possibly be stable or very comfortable to shoot like that at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteZ8 View Post

    On an unrelated note, I really hate when people hold cameras like that. It's very poor camera technique. /rant
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    Back in 1979 my dad shot my birth with a 50mm lens on a Pentax K-1000. He made an album. I now possess the only known copy of this album. I am seriously considering burning it

    Seriously, though - neither parent nor myself really wants to look at it. If the day ever comes, I highly doubt I would pay for this service based on my own experience. A nice portrait of the baby and the family at some point after the fact (and the cleanup), possibly.
    i can't wait to take a picture of my thumb with this beautiful camera.

    - phirehouse, after buying a camera in the classifieds

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    I wasn't in a position to photograph anything too disturbing. He was cleaned up before the first image, which I think was after I cut the umbilical cord. We love those photos. They show that he had a personality from the moment he was born.

    Since the maternity ward was too busy that night for my wife to get a private room, I couldn't spend the night there, so I went home and souped the film, scanned it when I woke up, and e-mailed images to the family before returning to the hospital in the morning.

    I shot Tri-X pushed one stop with a fast lens, no flash, incidentally, and was surprised to see the photographer in the article using flash, even bounced. I think it's a myth that it could be harmful to the infant, but who wants the annoyance in such a situation? There's plenty of light in a delivery room.
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    My sons are now 5 and almost 7. For both, I filmed the birth on a digital video camera, including myself cutting the umbilical cord. I didn't include any gory detail in the edited films. Both boys love watching their arrival into the world. For both I also took a real film photo on my Hasselblad of the obstetrician holding them minutes after their birth.

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    I had the extreme fortune of taking probably the best photo I've ever taken a few moments after the doctors handed my wife our daughter. Nothing gory, just pure emotion. My wife has to work to not start crying whenever she sees it. I find that funny and hugely flattering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    neither I nor my wife ever had any desire to photograph the event.
    Same here. I can't imagine a siuation where we would want to look at the pictures. I can't remember the last time I looked at our wedding album either.

    Some things don't require documenting, memories are sometimes enough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Same here. I can't imagine a siuation where we would want to look at the pictures. I can't remember the last time I looked at our wedding album either.

    Some things don't require documenting, memories are sometimes enough.


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    The events of witnessing my sons births will be in my memory for ever I have no need for photographs, they are both in their forties now, I suppose it's too late to send them back
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    The events of witnessing my sons births will be in my memory for ever I have no need for photographs... I suppose it's too late to send them back.
    Amen, brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabman View Post
    Back in 1979 my dad shot my birth with a 50mm lens on a Pentax K-1000. He made an album. I now possess the only known copy of this album. I am seriously considering burning it

    Seriously, though - neither parent nor myself really wants to look at it. If the day ever comes, I highly doubt I would pay for this service based on my own experience. A nice portrait of the baby and the family at some point after the fact (and the cleanup), possibly.
    When I was born I was so ugly the midwife was confused and slapped me in the face
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    When my son was being born I had a portable radio and some headphones with me.... BBC Radio Four was broadcasting The History of the Guitar in Jazz... I didn't want to miss that!


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