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I Think I Need a Bigger Memory Card: Capturing all those firsts on film.
Paparazzi? Check. The most photographed celebrity will have nothing on your newborn. Every sleepy smile or contented grunt is worth documenting. Just when you think that the last thing she did was the cutest thing you've ever seen, she'll out-cute herself all over again. You may end up with computer files full of blurry, unfocused shots in pursuit of that perfect picture of the nose crinkle she does when she is falling asleep.
Investing in professional photos is a great option, but you will also want to get great shots of those daily firsts. Posed studio pictures won't have the same impact as the shots you get of a father cradling his newborn daughter for the first time. If you have been considering a camera purchase, now is definitely the time. There are various options, from digital SLR models, to point and shoot versions, and – of course – video cameras and cell phone cameras.
One of the features that will be important to you, if your plan is to use the camera for great pictures of your little one, is the shutter lag. Basically, this refers to the time it takes from when you push the button until when the camera actually takes the photo. You may have experienced this problem before, especially in low light situations. Unfortunately, this isn't something that you can easily check out in the manufacturer's specifications. Some review sites include relevant information about shutter lag in their reviews. If you want to see for yourself, visit a store where you can try out various models. Ask friends, who love their camera, to take a few test shots. Use this information, along with the various online review sites, to determine which camera is the right fit for you.That first tiny cry, those ten perfect toes, and the half-closed eyes peeking out of the swaddling blanket… In the moment you experience these things for the first time, you think that childbirth is completely unforgettable. And, in many ways, it is. But a few months from now you may find yourself asking your husband what time it was you started feeling contractions, or whether your little one was 19 or 19 ½ inches long. Life barrels along, with sleepless nights, new adventures, and plenty to keep you busy. The details may start to get fuzzy around the edges.
Photos you will want to have:
- Going home from the hospital/in the car seat
- Meeting siblings/grandparents for the first time
- First bath
- Sleeping baby shots (is there anything cuter?)
- First smile (even if it is just gas!)
Photos you will want to delete immediately:
- You, post-delivery and pre-shower
- The shot of your new child that accidentally captured you delivering the placenta in the background.