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smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 47337 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" What are you viewing them with?"


well, last time I shot RAW, I could see the file with a NEF image as it's thumbnail (if that makes sense?) but now, there's not even that. I was just using the picture viewer and even looking in the folder while in PS. They show the other RAW files I have but not these one's?? Does any of that make sense :lol:

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 47337 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" Has anyone else been stalking Brandi's page waiting for pictures of her baby boy? lol I don't think he's been born yet but I think her due date was today!"


I am so excited to see! I hope she comes back and joins us again once he's here.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" well, last time I shot RAW, I could see the file with a NEF image as it's thumbnail (if that makes sense?) ... [snip!] ... looking in the folder while in PS. They show the other RAW files I have but not these one's?? Does any of that make sense :lol:"



Makes perfect sense! That's weird. What do you shoot with? My D7000 has two card slots, & it has an option to record jpegs on one & raw on another.. Could you have possibly done that & it be on a different card?



Or try browsing in bridge in PS & see if they show up there?

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" I am so excited to see! I hope she comes back and joins us again once he's here."


Me too!

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 47337 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" Makes perfect sense! That's weird. What do you shoot with? My D7000 has two card slots, & it has ... [snip!] ... you have possibly done that & it be on a different card? Or try browsing in bridge in PS & see if they show up there?"

same camera. I had only one card in. I can view them on my camera and it shows me their RAW files and then JPEG after. I'll check that out. It's not too much of a lost cause but I was hoping to edit them better with the RAW. I will have to be extra careful of this on their wedding day

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting 3LittleMonkeys:" same camera. I had only one card in. I can view them on my camera and it shows me their RAW files and ... [snip!] ... of a lost cause but I was hoping to edit them better with the RAW. I will have to be extra careful of this on their wedding day"


Try the bridge! My new computer doesn't show my RAW files, not even the icons anymore. But they show right up in the bridge :)

smASHface 3 kids; 1 angel baby; French Lick, IN, United States 47337 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" Try the bridge! My new computer doesn't show my RAW files, not even the icons anymore. But they show right up in the bridge :)"

going to look now. I need a new computer sooooo bad LOL

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
28th Apr '13

So, anyone online who has photographed a labor & birth? What about for someone you've never met? lol. I'm not sure if I should talk to her, or stay in the corner & just let her do her own thing. She says she is a talker, so she refuses to let me sit in the corner, but I'm sure once she's in active labor, she'll change her mind. Do I just follow her cues? I really don't want to like annoy her but I'm also not sure if she will want me to kind of like .. help & encourage her? Help! lol. Besides her husband, I'll be the only other one in the room. I'm nervous.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" So, anyone online who has photographed a labor & birth? What about for someone you've never met? ... [snip!] ... kind of like .. help & encourage her? Help! lol. Besides her husband, I'll be the only other one in the room. I'm nervous."</blockquote>



I think it depends, so I would follow her cues.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" So, anyone online who has photographed ... [snip!] ... I'll be the only other one in the room. I'm nervous."</blockquote> I think it depends, so I would follow her cues."


Eek, have I mentioned I'm nervous? LOL. I've never been in the room for a birth other than mine obviously. I bawl to TLC's birth shows. Sigh.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
28th Apr '13

Here's a checklist of details I want to capture other than the obvious ones of Mom in pain (lol) & Dad supporting her & reactions when she's born & all the detail shots of baby. Any other ideas?




Photo Checklist!




Newspaper with date & events of the day.
Hospital building (outside).
Labor & Delivery Sign.
Room Number Sign.
Empty Hallway outside of room.
Any extra hospital gowns laying around.
Hospital bracelet.
Contractions on monitor.
Baby's heart rate on monitor.
Contractions on paper.
Pitocin/Fluids/ IV, etc.
Dry erase board sign with goal & RN names.
Any food or drinks (cup of ice).
Hand holding rail.
Dr's washing hands, putting on gloves, etc.
Belly with monitors.
Tools on tray.
Clock with times.
Dr. leaving down hall.
Baby weight on scale.
Details of hospital blankets with baby feet.
Footprints of baby.
Ink on baby's foot before wiping off.
Baby's name on card in bassinet.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" Eek, have I mentioned I'm nervous? LOL. I've never been in the room for a birth other than mine obviously. I bawl to TLC's birth shows. Sigh."</blockquote>




Lol keep a hankie handy! Is she allowing you to post any? Or does she want them to be private? Cause I'd love to see some! I've always wanted to do birth photography.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" So, anyone online who has photographed a labor & birth? What about for someone you've never met? ... [snip!] ... kind of like .. help & encourage her? Help! lol. Besides her husband, I'll be the only other one in the room. I'm nervous."


I photographed my cousin's labor and delivery. When I first got there, I took a few photos of her contracting, and my cousin immediately said 'don't take any pictures of her in pain.' and I stepped back and said 'ok, sorry!' and his wife looked at me and said, 'just do your thing, I have a feeling I'll be in pain for plenty of this, but I still want it all documented.'



So, I would recommend talking to her when you first get there about what she wants. Ask her if she wants you to be more invasive, or more of a fly on the wall, if she wants pictures of contractions, etc. And talk to her about where she wants you DURING delivery. My best recommendation is to be up over one of her shoulders. You get the absolute BEST view of the actual delivery and following moments from that angle

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" Eek, have I mentioned I'm nervous? ... [snip!] ... you to post any? Or does she want them to be private? Cause I'd love to see some! I've always wanted to do birth photography."


She's allowing me to post them! I'm doing it for free for her so I can try it out & have something like that to add to my portfolio, & when I explained that to her she was perfectly fine with me using it as examples in my portfolio :) I think I'll love it, but it's definitely gotta be hard to do it as a specialty. I wonder how much photographers normally charge for those? Labor can just be so long & so unexpected & I'd imagine that if you booked a lot, it'd be really hard to have other sessions booked too.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" She's allowing me to post them! I'm doing it for free for her so I can try it out & have something ... [snip!] ... so long & so unexpected & I'd imagine that if you booked a lot, it'd be really hard to have other sessions booked too."</blockquote>




Yeah, that's a good point. I imagine it would run steep. Off to google!