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After some thought and inspiration from the wonderful photogs I follow, I decided I wanted to venture a try at the 'sleeping baby' pics. I know my youngest won't be a baby for too much longer so I wanted to take advantage sooner than later. After putting them to bed, I stall for time to make sure Miss V is totally asleep. Then I take my camera and a flashlight and tiptoe into her room. Setting my camera on the highest ISO possible and opening her door with the hall light on and the flashlight shining on the ceiling....it was still way dark. Darn. OK, plan B. She's asleep, right? Why not turn on her light a bit? As soon as my finger hit the button on the ceiling fan light, her little head popped up to see what I was up to. UGH, Darn. Ok, turn the light off and walk out so she goes back to sleep.
I wait 5 mintues and go back into her room. This time I set up to use my external flash set to a high brightness and a low ISO and high SS. Miss V is sleeping on her back and I set up and take my first shot **CLICK/FLASH** and just then they poor startled baby jumped higher than I have ever seen her do. Poor girl, I blinded her! I felt terrible.
She rolls over and goes back to sleep and I walk out for another 5 min break. I re-adjust my settings, lower my flash and sneak back in to try again and manage to get this shot through the bars of her crib:
But I woke her up again!
I leave again for another 10 min break. But I am not defeated! Nope not at all. I sneak back in there and proceed to shoot a bunch more. I must have looked like a loon though trying to squeeze my large un-squeezable lens in between the crib rails, leaning over her while standing on a stool, placing my camera in the bed with her and taking a shot totally without looking and taking the chance of lowering her rail to get a better angle. Keeping in mind it was very black in her room so the times where I was standing over her holding the camera at my waist height, I was completely aiming my flash directly into my eyes, which left me seeing spots for a long time! Smart, real smart. However, I did manage to get a few good ones that think captures the moment, despite me being a total idiot!
Oh and I wouldn't DARE have taken away her binkie. That would have surely been a death-wish, even though I would have love to have gotten a few with out it.
Ok so I overloaded PSF this week (makes up for my lame-o post last week).