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    Posted: 13 July 2012 at 19:31
11 weeks ago our first son, Ludwig, was born. Now i wanted to share with you some photos of our new family-member, one for each week of his life :)

They start at an age of 2 hours , until now (yesterday he became 11 weeks)

They image numbers dont correspond exactly to the age in weeks, but almost ;)

Taken with A65 and various lenses (mostly Sal50F18 or Sal85F28) or a Nex 5 with 16mm or kit lens.

I am aware that this photos have more personal/family then artistic merits, but i hope that they are still somewhat worth your valuable viewing-time!

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C&C very welcome!

Andreas

Edited by Shu'Gi - 14 March 2013 at 13:05
 



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Congrats, it's a very exciting time! If you're like me you'll find that as the weeks carry on into months and your little one grows older, the photographic opportunities will only increase. At the earliest stages of a little one's life it's very difficult to get photos because you can't use flash, they're often not in bright light and they're invariably lying on their backs, none of which makes it easy! But the moments you record will be special forever!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2012 at 18:33
Really nice project. It is amazing how fast they grow at this stage...
#3, #4 and #6 are my favorites. Nice conversion to B&W, which capture the softness is the little baby.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Shu'Gi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2012 at 19:52
Originally posted by brian33 brian33 wrote:

Congrats, it's a very exciting time! If you're like me you'll find that as the weeks carry on into months and your little one grows older, the photographic opportunities will only increase. At the earliest stages of a little one's life it's very difficult to get photos because you can't use flash, they're often not in bright light and they're invariably lying on their backs, none of which makes it easy! But the moments you record will be special forever!


Thank you for your words :) You're right, so far i didnt use flash at all of course, and our son didnt like light at all for the first two months - which resulted in photos with always high ISO and usually no aperture above f/2.8. But he now quickly adapts and starts to like the light :) And I started as well using bounced flash a bit, suddenly photographic opportunities already increase because of more light ;) For example, since hes already in his twelth week, the most recent one with bounce-flash :


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@ rovhazman

Thanks for your comment :)
Since i just noticed that you're from Boston, a photo especially for you ;)



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Thankyou for sharing such personal moments with us. They all look great, and your model is very beautiful :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 July 2012 at 20:13
Cool!

I really like the first one w/ bounce flash. Another recommendation I can give (from someone who makes an inordinate number of photos of his 2 year old) is I always clean up any bits of food, acne, eczema, snot, etc. in Photoshop if I could not clean it up before shooting. In photo 12 I would simply use the clone tool and erase out all the little spots on your child's face. Takes a bit of time - 5 or so minutes - but it makes the shot immediately more memorable and for a much longer time. For shot 12 also I would suggest just a tad more exposure and maybe have a play with white balance.
 



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Congrats Shu'Gi!
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Andreas, lovely baby! For family photos, I don't think I'd Photoshop out the imperfections. They go away soon enough on their own and make way for the perfect baby skin. It's part of his age and I like to look back on pictures exactly as thay looked. I just got a phone call as I write this. Grandchild # 10 (a boy) is about to be born, and I have to leave for the hospital (got the NEX-5's battery charged and ready). Congratulations.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 July 2012 at 03:47
Andreas, it seems that Ludwig is more Bostonian than I am...
I live in Boston, but I am not a Bostonian in my heart (yet). I don't follow baseball - I am more soccer and basketball fan...

But thanks for the photo...
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Thank you for sharing these with us. Beautiful son! Congrats!
Really like the Eye #2. First look...........
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Post Options Post Options   Quote svjetlana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 July 2012 at 04:53
Andreas: Big congrats from me too.
Love the whole set, specially #2.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Shu'Gi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2012 at 20:27
Many thanks for all your nice comments and wishes :) Sorry that it took me that long to reply, but life with a baby (and a July Youly challenge ... ;) ) is quite busy sometimes :P

Right now i dont want to "clone" those scratches etc. away as well ... but i might do that if we print some in a book ;)

@AutumnRose
Hope all went well with your grandchild and you got nice pictures using the Nex! With te pancake 16mm its imho ideal for such situations.

@ rovhazman
Well, i don't know how much Bostonian my son is, he will have enough trouble to understand why his crazy father is fan of sports team on the other end of the world ... (and even of a type of sports thats not very much played in the country where he grows up ;))

Since some three more weeks have passed, i try to keep up with the photos of him for some time - unless you all get too annoyed with it ;) - then just simply tell me and i will stop :)

Week 13)
Picture taken by my wife, showing me (tired) as well ;)



Week 14)
Returning the favors, now with his mother ;)



Andreas

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Shu'Gi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2012 at 12:15

Well, time has passed, he is now 30 weeks old ... :) As before, i try to fit his week/age with a photo, but its not always 100% correct, sometimes a day more or less are off :)



Week 15



Week 16




Week 17



Week 18



Week 19




Week 20




Week 21




Week 22




Week 23




Week 24




Week 25




Week 26




Week 27




Week 28




Week 29




Week 30




C&C very welcome!

Thanks for watching1

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2012 at 15:40
Too many to comment on each indiviudual shot, although i really like #2 and #3 in your first post. #1 has a great composition, too bad the focus point just missed the eyes of your son. Otoh it does soften it a bit. I really like shots like these, never mind it is not technically or photographically perfect. These shots always have a enourmous value on those nearby. Many of us know - our son is only 6 months so i understand. Of course i wish you lots of strength and joy with your son.
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