One of the first pictures of my daughter Sophie, Dublin, Ireland, 2009

Oh, and then it happened. My daughter was born just a tad early…

While I have very little time for hardly anything, I don’t want to let this blog rot away, so I’d like to share some of the experiences I made with this captivating little human :-)

First of all: It’s always a good idea to have your camera bag packed and ready to go (with a good choice of lenses, charged batteries, and empty memory cards). Because when things get rushy, you don’t want to start putting your gear together…

Second (which I forgot): In that pack, if you have one, also pack the macro lens. Otherwise, you’ll find that with your “ordinary” lenses you just can’t get close enough to the tiny little thing, and it’ll look lost in the frame.

Third: Don’t be afraid of high ISO. Especially in the new born stations they have very dim lights, not to blind the little ones. And since you don’t want to make a fool of yourself dragging in a tripod — increase the ISO so that you can at least get some kind of shot (flash is, at least for me, completely out of the question here). They price to pay will be noise, but you can always transform the pictures to black & white, and that way the noise may even add to the picture.

If you want to find out a bit more about Sophie, or just want to seen some more cute baby photos, have a look over at

1 Comment

  1. Nun habe ich doch eins gefunden. Habt ihr gut gemacht.
    Liebe Grüße
    Heike und Fritz

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