How best to do a group photo
• How best to do a group photo
There are three kinds of group shots. Firstly, it is the formal shots with a lot of people. The second type - a more informal pictures with a group of friends. Finally, photographing a group or family. In this manner we will look at some examples of poses and to capture ideas.
When working with a large group of people you can not control the posture and the expression of every human person. So pay more attention to the overall composition. Imagine that the group is a single entity. Make sure that all the people in the group are visible.
often when shooting large groups only possibility is to capture all the people shooting at full height. These frames are usually formal or documented. Your task consists mainly in the fact that all men were clearly visible.
If possible, look for ways to take down a group with a high angle. Use balcony or climb on the car to get the highest point shooting. It is definitely worth the effort, because instead of the usual ordinary snapshot group, you will get more interesting and attractive prospect.
There are instances when free-standing members of the group will look better than denser grouping of people. Maybe it's not the best way to show the friendly staff, but for the music group or co-workers in the project, he is well suited. If the group has a leader, put it in front to improve the composition.
The standard way to take pictures of friends. Yes, it's really simple, easy and most common way of posing, but if it works well, why not use it?
An interesting composition, it is applicable for a group of friends shooting. Ask them to stand very close to each other. Then ask to position the head close to each other in the frame plane.
Ask the group to form a circle, lying in the grass in the open air or on the floor in the room and remove the top.
An interesting way to remove a small group of people. Select a group leader and put it forward. The rest have to stand up one by one. Each of them should look out for standing in front of the shoulder. Standing back should lean forward slightly to face closer to the camera. This will add a sense of a group of close friends.
A small change in a previous statement. The group leader is in front, and the remaining two sides peep each other. Take photos with different aperture, then to choose whether you want to show all members of the group in focus, or keep the focus only leader.
It is a fun way for the informal group of friends image. For best results, ask the group to bounce after a short run-up.
An interesting way to take pictures of people standing in a row. Take up close to the open diaphragm, focus on the face of the first person. Yes, the following people will be blurred, but nonetheless the result will be a very interesting and unusual.
Now, let's look at some examples for the family survey. The most common way - take a picture of the whole family on the couch in the living room. It's not the most interesting and creative way, but it can look very good. The easiest way to improve the composition - a denser crop. Do not include the frame sofa and furnishings of the room. Fill the frame only to family members.
Another good idea for family photos - to come out. Lawn in a local park or on the beach - all perfect places for a family photo shoot. Just remember - when removing sitting people descend below and shoot at their eye level.
The family is lying on the ground. Ask them to lean on folded hands, lifting your upper body. Shoot low position.
A beautiful arrangement for a family picture. It can be used outdoors on the ground or in the room on the bed. It works well with any number of children.
A comfortable posture for the family from the comfort of your favorite couch.
For an unusual and interesting family snapshot, try the following. You can deploy a sofa upside down and ask the family to stay in such a way to look at you through the back of the couch.
A small change in the previous composition when shooting from the back of the sofa.
A wonderful way to make a family picture. Have the children stand behind the backs of parents and hug them.
very simple pose for growth picture. It works well with any number of people.
Take the family, going hand in hand. Use burst mode, then select the best pictures from the position of the feet and people. Control the focus when shooting approaching people.
Finally, show imagination and come up with different options at its discretion. Think about how you can convert a posture for a particular shooting scenarios and models. Use these samples as a source for their own creativity.