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    Super Poster Jillie Bean's Avatar
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    Hi ladies! I am new to the photography board. I have a predicament. My photographer is not able to schedule my LO's "6 month" photos until Oct. 7th at which time he will be 7 and 1/2 months old...hmmm? They were supposed to be today and I had a lightbulb go off at about 2 am last night that said "take them yourself!". It won't be a problem with our photo package b/c we paid for 3 sessions from birth to 1 year so I'll just do our 9 month/family photos with her in Nov. But........I don't know if I know what I am doing. I have a Canon SLR, Rebel XT I think. Can any of you give me a crash course on the best way to do these, timing, shot ideas? I would sooooo greatly appreciate it! I plan to do most of them outside. One set I think I am going to do "topless" in a big galvanized bucket that I have. Other than that, I don't have any ideas.
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    I think the easiest way to find poses is to look on flickr. I did a shoot with my little man at 6 months and I just had him in the grass. He was rocking on all fours and grinning, and it's still one of my fav shots of him to date. I would suggest manual and using natural light.
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    yes use natural light if you can. make sure your background isn't too busy either. if you are in full sun you could try to find a shady area, like under a tree or something. I would also browse flickr for ideas. That's what I always do.
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