I am in the middle of the annual student photo shoot I conduct at a local homeschool group. I bring various sizes and types of chairs for the students to sit in or use as a prop. I also use a tree for them to lean against. I try to pose each student in 4-6 different ways to give the parents a variety of poses to choose from. Each student signs up for a 10 minute time slot and I take 10-20 photos of each child. The younger ones seem to require more shots to get the 4-6 different poses I upload to the gallery.
This is what my outdoor "studio" looks like. I have to move the chairs around quite a bit as the day progresses and shade changes. I often stand on a stool so I don't get horizon in the background--just a blurry, grassy background. I am currently using a nikon 105 mm f/2 DC lens. It's a wonderful portrait lens and gives a beautiful, soft bokeh background. I'll upload some sample shots in a later post.