16. Set subjects a task
To avoid stiff and lifeless group shots give people something to do. In the images above the bridal party was asked to walk toward the camera.
This approach helped the bridal party relax and their personalities to shine.
For these images I used a zoom 24-105mm lens which allowed me to zoom in and out on the action.
PAGE 1: Tips for before and during your shoot
PAGE 2: Shoot from a high vantage point
PAGE 3: Alter your camera angle
PAGE 4: Group reportage
PAGE 5: Set subjects a task
PAGE 6: Go closer for details
PAGE 7: Act out a story
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