I have a good opportunity to practice and learn comming up. My mom has a horse and a friend of hers wants to have some pictures taken of her daughter for the rest of her family to send out and has asked if she could use my mom's horse and land as part of the pictures. My mom commented to her that her son, me, has a good camera and takes decent pictures and would probably be willing to take the pictures for her. I am more then willing to do this for my mom's friend for absolutely no charge and give her a CD full of images to print for her family to see. I figure this is a good chance for me to build/start on a portfolio, interact with someone who is not my kids, that wants to pose for semi-pro/amature(sp.) photos. Couple of questions. I know I want a 50mm 1.8, but do I need it for this particular shoot since it will be outdoor? She will not be riding the horse what so ever, what kind of poses do I need to be thinking about? Do I want to add some non-horse photos, like with the barn, or some hay bales as back drops, or would that be tacky? Should I worry about editing the photos at all, since this is a free shoot, and a favor? I figure if I edit them I can practice more on what it would be like to be doing a pro shoot right? I'm not trying to rush into profesional photography right now, being I am bound to a strict changing time schedule with the military thing, but I will jump on every opportunity that comes my way, and one day hope to make some money doing this, even if it's just enough to pay for the ink and paper to print. Any advice or additional equipment I should conisder purchaseing would be greatly appreciated.