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    Gonna re-shoot next summer, need help

    My adult kids are coming home next summer and will need to do the requisite family photograph...several years ago I coughed out this one...

    Gonna re-shoot next summer, need help

    Am looking to do a more artistic pose, whatever that means, this time around...any suggestions?

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    Re: Gonna re-shoot next summer, need help

    I found some posing guides I liked a while ago and one dealt with group photos. A lot of the sample poses deal with smaller groups but there are a few for bigger groups as well. Here's the link:

    http://digital-photography-school.co...oups-of-people

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    Re: Gonna re-shoot next summer, need help

    Quote Originally Posted by chauncey View Post
    My adult kids are coming home next summer and will need to do the requisite family photograph...Am looking to do a more artistic pose, whatever that means, this time around...any suggestions?

    Keep the relaxed atmosphere and the differences of colour and texture.

    Lose the straight lines (heads) and everyone having square-on shoulders to the lens's axis.

    Lose the knees under the chin and the knees as the leading edge for anyone seated.

    WW

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    Another link to get some ideas from.

    http://www.pinterest.com/mumtoelyse/...-large-groups/

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    Re: Gonna re-shoot next summer, need help

    One of the poses you should do is to have each person in the same position, perhaps with the same pose. (Which reminds me of the Nicholas Nixon series on the Brown Sisters).

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    Re: Gonna re-shoot next summer, need help

    I like the comfortable, informal feel.

    One suggestion: the way you have people positioned, the top 40% of the middle is distracting, not-quite-empty but irrelevant space. I would try to get the faces higher.

    Also, consider opening the lens up a little in order to get less DOF. You need enough to keep all of the people in focus, but the background detail is distracting. Alternatively, use a simpler background or one further back.

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    Re: Gonna re-shoot next summer, need help

    See if you can get them to wear clothing that sort of blends them together together. Big people (of any age) might be better shot wearing a darker, subdued color clothing...

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    Re: Gonna re-shoot next summer, need help

    I'm listening guys...

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