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(Globe and Mail)   The latest fad to make you cynically guffaw through your hipster beard: professional birth photography   ( divider line
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2014-03-25 11:14:53 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Why the fark is the man shirtless? He's in a farking hospital for farks sake!

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/Hipsters: "What do you mean there's such a thing as Hospital Acquired Infections?!"

Because babies like skin contact, and when (if) you hold your own newborn, you might just instinctively take off your shirt. It's a nice feeling, and little Johnny/Michelle likes it, too. It even calms them down, sometimes.

Shirts or lack of them are not on the priority list when thinking about infections (unless you have a mass of infected wounds on the skin underneath). Babies have no immune system to speak of, the only protection they have is from mummy's milk - the best thing you can do is get them out of that hospital pronto, get them home, and start exposing them to their normal environment. face it - baby's gonna get sick, it's what happens, and it's what's needed to prime their immune systems.
2014-03-25 11:54:42 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Why the fark is the man shirtless? He's in a farking hospital for farks sake!

/Hipsters: "What do you mean there's such a thing as Hospital Acquired Infections?!"

Our hospital heavily promoted skin to skin contact with your newborn. It stabilizes their breathing and heart rate. It also promotes lactation in the mother. Plus it feels really good.

/not a lot of communicable desease in a birthing ward
2014-03-25 11:57:04 PM  

FilmBELOH20: skinink: " You can't blame the parents who are booking the $500-to-$2,000 sessions. "
Jeebus, $500 a session? I have a Canon Rebel xsi with a 85mm prime lens that takes the kind of fancy photos with the bokeh people like so much, and I'm a so-so photographer. I should jump on the bandwagon to make some easy money.

/Have DSLR. Will Travel.

By "bokeh" do you mean "depth of field"?  Because those two things are completely different.  And usually saying "I have an 85mm prime" is followed or lead by "f1.4" or something similar to describe the aperture of the lens.  Speed of the lens is how one achieves depth of field, not by focal length.So i
In other words, you are not a professional photographer, you're a guy with a camera.  There's a pretty big difference.

You know what the difference is between a professional and an amateur is?

The professional gets paid for it.  That's it, that's the entire difference.
2014-03-25 11:58:31 PM  
The hospital we went to had a staff photographer. In the stack of forms I was handed after the birth of our crotchling there was one for a photographer. Just fill it out if you want them to stop by.  Besides, after you've dropped a few grand on the birthing process, what's another $200 for a guy with a camera?
2014-03-26 12:06:43 AM  

No Such Agency: Oh, I think we've heard of it...

2014-03-26 02:18:40 AM  

m00: No Such Agency: Oh, I think we've heard of it...


Uh... if you have to ask you're obviously not cool enough?
2014-03-26 02:50:50 AM  

ReverendJynxed: whidbey: The Early 21st century:

Everyone's not only a photographer now, but they are PROFESSIONAL as well.

Like gamers.

No, it's not even the same thing. Gamers never had anywhere near the prestige of an Ansel Adams or Ross Hamilton. Though I'll agree games make people think they're hot shiat. :D
2014-03-26 09:18:29 AM  

Nem Wan: As someone born before anyone would think of having a camera in the delivery room (or even of having the father in there) I have never for one microsecond wished there were pictures.

The miracle of birth is that anyone who has witnessed it would attempt it more than once.

/explosion in a butcher shop.
//I now know I have a strong stomach.
///slashies through the taint.
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