05 December 2008
I just finished uploading some birth photos for a client (password protected) and must say, I love them. Because I am not a trained photographer (but am told I have a good eye, blush), I think I am not constrained by function so much. I know that I prefer images with no flash (and think the baby, once born, prefers it too!) since I can lighten them later if needed. I know that if I hold my breath & steady myself, they will usually be clear & that even the blurry ones can be beautiful. If using my own camera (a digital SLR), I know I can adjust settings for very low light, even candlelight or capture fast movement.
What I really enjoy doing is, I suppose, a documentary style - capturing the little details as well as the big moments. To me, the filling out of forms, the cup of ice chips, the Yahtzee game left in mid-play, the bumper stickers on the midwife's car... are all part of the story. And I love to get the cutting of the cord and all the firsts, to try to capture the vibe, the tears, the joy.