I have a confession to make. Remember how I spent a lot of time on Kennedy’s nursery making it perfect. We were finishing it until 10 o’clock the night before my scheduled c-section. Well, Kennedy doesn’t sleep there. She’s napped in there maybe 3 times. See, her nursery is all the way on the other side of the house. No, we don’t live in a huge mansion. But, a baby shouldn’t be THAT far away from her mommy, right?
Our pediatrician suggested that we move her out of our room. To help her and us sleep better. We’re thinking about putting Kennedy in Brayden’s room and turning her room into a playroom. I don’t want to do that until she is sleeping better through the night. So, where did we move her?
Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35 2.8
F 2.8, 1/40, ISO 500
580 EX II Flash (see below)
Into our closet. Before you call CPS we have a really big closest. We’ve even contemplated making that into her room. It’s just temporary and she doesn’t mind! She sleeps way better in our closet than she did in our room! Whatever works, right?
*** We have no windows in our closet so I had no choice but to use my Speedlite for this shot. Flash photography is not my expertise (and I really hate flash), but for this shot I angled the head of the flash so it bounced off the wall behind me. If I were to angle it right at Kennedy it would have created a harsh shadow behind her.
When using flash your shutter speed can be lower because the flash freezes the action. I use a slower shutter speed to let in more ambient light. So the shot doesn’t look overly flashy. You don’t want to go too low because you still can have motion blur, but using flash allows you to go much lower than when you aren’t shooting with flash.
With flash it’s really trial and error for me. Just play around and see what works best for you!