18. Act out a story
With the right types of people it can be fun to set up a group shot and to play out a character or story.
This can help break the atmosphere and get people to relax into their chosen persona.
This image was taken for a wrestler and we did a whole story set with was based around afternoon tea and playful burlesque girls.
All the images were very coy and playful but worked because everyone was acting in a certain way.
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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