>Hey there -- This is my first post. I am a student photographer at
>University of South Florida -- St Petersburg.
>Later today I'll get the chance to make photos of juveniles at an area
>correctional facility. They are puppy-raisers for a guide dog school
>in this area.. If you've seen Animal Planet's "Cell Dogs" you
>understand what I'm talking about.
>I am assigned to make a photo essay -- and -- one portrait. Since
>these are juveniles -- I can't photograph their faces.. I can,
>however, photo the guide dog representative, and maybe a guard -- if
>they give permission.
>I thought I'd try a silhouette shot for the portrait. I could use some
>technical advice about shooting silhouettes.
>I have a brand new Canon Digital Rebel. I own a 50 mm lens, a 70-300mm
>lens; and a 24mm wide angle lens. I do not own any other equipment.
>(That was expensive enough for now!)
>I am also having issues reaching deep depth of field in bright
>sunlight -- so far I can only achieve it using my telephoto lens.
>If any of you have time to offer advice -- I'd really appreciate it. I
>still can't believe that I've been given permission to be in a PRISON.
>I leave to shoot the assignment in 2.5 hours.. I'll stay on this site
>reading responses till them..