Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/26

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Subject: [Leica] the proper way to photograph a birth....
From: Kyle Cassidy <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:44:25 -0500 (EST)

dad stands by his woman through the delivery, baby is born, everyone is
overjoyed, doctor takes the little bug away and cleans it off, wrapps it
in a blanket, hands it to mom. dad hands his leica digilux to a delivery
room nurse who snapps a photo of mom, dad, and baby. dad hands off the
digilux to the brother-in-law who (after stopping at taco bell, k-mart,
the bowling alley and the local pub) goes home and uploads it to the web
page and sends out the birth announcement. two days later, mom sits in her
rocking chair by the big bay window (after dad has cleaned up the stack of
magazines, dishes and power tools lying on the windowseat) waits for the
gorgeous afternoon light to come in. he sets up his iiic (cause after all,
you might as well use this one when you don't have a moving subject) on
his bogen 2001, meters with a good old gossen luna pro (then meters again
with a sekonic digital just to be sure, frowns and writes down in his
notebook to send the luna pro back to gossen to have it calibrated) puts
some 50mm lens on there, and shoots baby's first portrait (at least two
rolls, i'd recommend three) on plus-x or some sub 50asa film you all love
to use, then get out the M6 and do the whole thing over again on velvia.
then process tenderly, scan lovingly, and upload to your web page, send an
announcement out to the usual crowd and get on with your life.


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