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My first newborn shoot, for two close friends.

This Saturday just passed, I had arranged a rare opportunity for myself. Two close friends of Lisa and I, two sisters in fact, had both given birth recently. I took it upon myself after they were home and settled to offer my services to provide them with a newborn shoot, so as to give them some images they could remember their little fellas at this stage for the rest of their lives.

We met at one of the girls places and I quickly went about setting up my two Yongnuo 560II’s and triggers, and my two Yongnuo 380 LED video lights. Once we had decided on the place to shoot and setup a table the two mums got their young fellas and I went about snapping. I shot on my Nex5n with my Minolta 85 f2, asahi super multicoated 50 f1.4 takumar and my asahi 105 f2.8 takumar. I am very happy with the results, and was very happy with how my portable lighting setup performed as I had to do very little post processing.

Here are just a few of my favorite shots from the day. There are many more, but I just thought I would share a few. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

(I should have taken better notes as I have lost track of which lenses I used on which shots, I apologize)
As per usual please click on images to view larger and sharper.

I know this shot was taken with my Minolta 85 f2, ISO 100, shutter 1/200

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Portraits snaps from Easter Sunday on the Swan River south foreshore. Minolta 85mm f2 and MIIDA 300mm f3.8 on Nex5n

Some of you who read my blog may already have read my last couple of posts sharing some of my landscape snaps and stitches of the Perth cityscape from Easter Sunday down on the Swan River foreshore southside, if not, for those that are interested you can find the previous 2 related articles here:

It was a beautiful day by the river and I wanted to get the most out of it as you can probably tell from the amount of shots I took. However beside the landscape stuff, since I had the family around I thought I’d like to try some portrait stuff. Here are a few of those shots.

This first one I was playing with my big MIIDA 300mm f3.8 manual focus tele lens on my tiny little Nex5n when Saxon suggested I take a snap of my brother Liam while he was trying to photograph something. Well I turn to focus on him, realised I was to close for the big lens, took 2 steps back reset my tri-pod focused and snapped 2 great shots. The first of him looking through the camera, the second he had put the camera down. This is the second one as I believe it came out the best of the two.
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Later in the day I wanted to give using my flash during the day a try for portraits. So I put my Minolta 85mm f2 manual focus lens on my Nex5n setup my tri-pod and Yongnuo 560II flash on external flash triggers and snapped a couple of portraits of my brother… I think Saxon got in there for one too. haha

First up here is the one of Liam and Sax together. Good father and son shot in front of our beautiful city.

This one I feel is the best one of Liam just relaxing in front of the city.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my images.