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I need some tips for taking nice photos. I have a Kodak Z1015 camera. I have always been a point and shoot type. We are having a child soon and she would like nice photos in the hospital. I think that is a bit of an oxymoron, but it is what she wants.:p I asked her what a "nice" picture is, but she couldn't tell me. I know she likes pictures of babies where the baby is in focus but the rest of the picture isn't.

What tips do you have on taking nice photos in a hospital room? Any other tips and tricks would be usefull as well.
 

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shades9323 said:
I need some tips for taking nice photos.....What tips do you have on taking nice photos in a hospital room? Any other tips and tricks would be usefull as well.
You don't usually see good photographs in hospital rooms, usually you have to go to art galleries and/or local restaurants sometimes have them for sale on the walls.

As for taking nice photos I suppose you could wait till the staff is distracted and help yourself to a quick grab and dash or if you don't feel like you can wait; have your pregnant wife create a distraction.

Still as a sometimes professional photographer I frown on the whole concept of taking nice photos......
 

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....Still as a sometimes professional photographer I frown on the whole concept of taking nice photos......
Oh wait.

Now I see!

You want to shoot some nice pictures of your wife and child in the hospital room. :eek:

Silly me. :mad2:

Get a small DSLR and a good flash unit. Turn the power down on the flash but leave it on and get really close (1' to 3' ought to do) and shoot away when everyone is looking happy.
 

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MB1 said:
You don't usually see good photographs in hospital rooms, usually you have to to art galleries and/or local restaurants sometimes have them for sale on the walls.

As for taking nice photos I suppose you could wait till the staff is distracted and help yourself to a quick grab and dash or you don't feel like you can wait have your pregnant wife create a distraction.

Still as a sometimes professional photographer I frown on the whole concept of taking nice photos......

There are some nice ones for the taking, but sadly not in maternity. That and I usually don't take things from my employer.
 

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MB1 said:
Oh wait.

Now I see!

You want to shoot some nice pictures of your wife and child in the hospital room. :eek:

Silly me. :mad2:

Get a small DSLR and a good flash unit. Turn the power down on the flash but leave it on and get really close (1' to 3' ought to do) and shoot away when everyone in looking happy.

How can I do it with my inferior equipment?:thumbsup:
 

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shades9323 said:
What tips do you have on taking nice photos in a hospital room? Any other tips and tricks would be usefull as well.
hire an attractive model in a bikini to stand anywhere in the frame of the photo. That livens up any hospital room and is a sure fire winner with everyone 'cept for the wife
 

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hire an attractive model in a bikini to stand anywhere in the frame of the photo. That livens up any hospital room and is a sure fire winner with everyone 'cept for the wife

Good idea. It will also serve as a reminder of what I expect her to look like a month after giving birth.:p
 

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How can I do it with my inferior equipment?:thumbsup:
She's preggers right?

How inferior can your equipment be?

:blush2:
 

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O.K. no more fooling around...... :rolleyes:

I looked up your camera on-line.

Your camera has a fill flash, use that (practice a bit first) for fairly close shots but don't have the wife stare at the camera or you will get the dreaded red-eye. It would be good if you got some shots of her holding the new born and smiling down at it. Get close.

Your camera also has aperture priority, use that setting and the largest setting you can (smallest actual number [ f3.5 is the widest opening you have]) to get the background out of focus.

Practice, practice, practice.

And make sure your battery is charged and you have a memory card in the camera!

BTW congratulations and good luck. :thumbsup:
 

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MB1 said:
She's preggers right?

How inferior can your equipment be?

:blush2:
lolz!!
 

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If you're shooting in the hospital during mid-day, HDR is a must.
 

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PS
Newborns look like aliens.

<img src="https://www.itsjackson.com/Jackson/2009/at-the-hospital/DSC5346/738348494_bEaTY-L-2.jpg" border="4">
 
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