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      07-14-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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Help wanted. Shoot this weekend.

I've been asked to get some "Mother and bump" photos for a friend. She's around 6 months gone so is fairly big.

I'm wanting ideas for shots really - some of just her - some with her partner.

They have also asked for black and white aswell.
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just please don't use a backdrop. i see so many maternity photographers use the same old shit and it's just awful.
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Was going to use flash on bump to try and darken any background so that I can create a black background for the b&w stuff.

What kind of backdrop are you thinking of?
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just please don't use a backdrop. i see so many maternity photographers use the same old shit and it's just awful.
thats because thats what makes the client happy.
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do they have a nice home? have you scoped it out?

a cool idea might be to line her up with a gaggle of her girl friends (who aren't pregnant) on some clean background of a location. what i'm thinking of wouldn't work with everyone smiling or laughing, but straight-faced and pleasant. similar feeling to what you'd see in a PSA or something. what you can talk them into wearing/not wearing is up to you.
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do you have any softboxes? I would use one to create more even lighting in the area you want lit. It would be pretty cool to use a light source behind and shoot a silhouette.
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thats because thats what makes the client happy.
i'm not about making clients happy. i'm about making clients amazed.
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Was going to use flash on bump to try and darken any background so that I can create a black background for the b&w stuff.

What kind of backdrop are you thinking of?
that works, too. i was referring to those fabric backgrounds, especially the ones that are "marbled." or whatever.

if you have a white backdrop, you could try some seamless stuff if you have enough lights too.
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She likes this :-

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word. maybe move the box further back (away from camera, behind mama), so the falloff is symmetrical, too.
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Their dining room is a chocolate brown - matt. So that should work for me I think.
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I dont have a softbox but do have an umbrella. 2 flashes.
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is it shoot-through or bounce?
if the former, try using something to cover the light coming from the back and bouncing.
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shoot through. You mean block the light from the rear of the flash?
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yeah, it's nice.

I had a friend as me for some prego pics. She was already 8 months.!.!.! Needless to say she was on the large side of things. Anyhow, we just worked with a black and white background. I think they came out ok for my first try.... hope yours did too!!
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great shot! hope others turned out just as well
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great shot! hope others turned out just as well

thanks - a few more





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