It has been a while since my last post about our new comer in our family, Hakeem. This picture was taken on his 17th day after he was born. For about two weeks he has been fighting with jaundice, warded for about 18 hours in the tube. He was discharge after seeing positive progressive, but still we need to bring him to clinic for blood sampling about 3 times a week. Alhamdulillah he is now becoming better day by day. Thanks for the tips given (on Facebook) which helps alot to reduce the his jaundice.
“Jaundice is a common condition in newborns, it refers to the yellow color of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by excess bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is produced by the normal breakdown of red blood cells. Normally, bilirubin passes through the liver and is excreted as bile through the intestines. Jaundice occurs when bilirubin builds up faster than a newborn’s liver can break it down and pass it from the body.” – kidshealth.org
I’ve been inspired to do this shot by a good friend mine, Wazari Wazir. He shared his secrets in his blog, and i just can’t believe he manage to get the images without any studio equipment. So today with the curiosity in my mind i took few shots of my newborn baby boy just to see whether i can get the same result with just minimal set-up.
The set-up is really simple not as hard as to keep our baby remained calm. It was very quick shot, not more than 2 minutes before our baby break the silence. You can actually “find” the newborn photography tips by Wazari Wazir in his blog (click here), just spent few minutes to dig in his blog to find the treasure. I’m pretty sure you will learn something along the way.
As the title suggest, Alhamdulillah, my wife safely delivered our second child on 10th August at 0955hrs.
At 0700hrs that morning we registered at Delivery Ward as suggested by our doctor. While Delivery Nurse preparing for cardiotocography (CTG), i asked her if it is allowed to bring camera into the labour room. And yes, I got positive answer. While in the labour room, the doctor keep encourage me to take picture & record videos too. On my first child’s birth, i didn’t bring camera to document it. Not because it was prohibited, but i was nervous be a father for the first time.
I do not have access to roam all over the Delivery Room while the operation is in progress. Prior to the operation, i have made decision to use 14mm lens (21mm FF equivalent). Actually i was thinking to bring 2 body with 35mm & the 14mm lens attached. But my Nikon D90 with (35mm lens attached) produce noisy shutter which i’m concerned not to disturb the progress of the operation. So i decided to only use Fujifilm X-Pro1 with 14mm lens attached as the mirrorless camera produce quieter shutter sound. I do have a Fujinon 35mm, but i don’t want to get busy to switch between the lenses. Furthermore, i don’t have any idea yet about the space for me to do photography inside the Delivery Room. Without risking myself to missed the shots because i had not enough space for the 35mm lens, therefore i choosed 14mm as my best companion at that time.
I’m glad now i had taken the moment of his birth even though it was not the best angle. At least, i have something to show him in future.