Baby Photography – my new hobby?

It has been a very special weekend for Norene and me – we have seen and held Isabella, our first baby granddaughter for the first time. She is now six weeks old and we were away in Menorca running one of our Photography Holidays when she was born.

So this is a very self-indulgent blog post.

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A contented after-dinner snooze for Isabella - our new granddaughter

I suspect that with such a wonderful subject on hand, baby photography may become a bit of an obsession for me from now on – she is lovely. The only problem is that as a model she seems to lack a little concentration, especially after a feed, when she nods off contentedly in mum’s arms.

I found the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 a superb lens to use for the portraits of her, and I suspect as she grows, this lens will be more and more useful.

Zoomed right in to 200mm, and with a shutter speed as slow as 1/30sec, the VR has worked beautifully, and there is no trace of camera shake on the images. I have deliberately blurred the outer edges of this photograph in Photoshop in order to concentrate the eye on the main subject.


  1. Anthony says:

    Dear Phil:

    Very nice picture – and a lovely baby. You and Norene must be very pleased indeed.


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