June bellies in bloom
you look fabulous though kawa kamuri!!
Thank you Kawa! I decided to start doing the silhouette series after my 14th week and I only wish I'd thought to start earlier. :( I hope to have a complete series at the end of pregnancy! Believe it or not I'm actually taking those pictures with nothing more than a desk lamp pointed against a corner of my room. :) You can do your own as long as you have a camera with a function allowing you to manually set (and measure) exposure, which most P&S' have nowadays.
Take a lamp and point it at a wall, or a corner, aim it at a point at the wall equal to the distance half-way up your body.
If it's a DSLR set camera to f5.6 and focus on a point six feet away, then set the focus to stay (switch to manual). Everything within six feet of the lens will be in focus.
If it's a point and shoot set to the lowest F stop you can.
Mount camera on a tripod about 4-5 feet from the wall with the lens at chest-level (NOT belly level).
Read and set your camera's exposure for the brightest point at the wall, then add about 2/3 of a stop (this will blow out the whole back wall and give a little light wrap to your body).
Stand about 1.5-2ft away from the wall, and set a timer to shoot.
Practice until perfect. :)
I agree that you're super cute and I love your belly! I wish I could remember what mine looked like the first time but my oldest is about to turn sixteen so I just can't recall.
Thanks so much for the pro tips, Babs! That was really sweet of you. I'm sure my camera can handle the job The above was just snapped quickly with my Macbook. I don't usually start taking them until 15w and then at least once a week from that point. I often feel gigantic and awkward and sometimes not very pretty throughout my pregnancies so it really helps me to photograph the changes in flattering ways.
I started that one too