Group Photography: 12 ways to make your portraits shine

Group Photography: 12 ways to make your portraits shine

Group photography tips: 08 Act the fool!

Group photography tips: 08 Act the fool!

Lastly, it’s not enough to tell your subjects to look a the camera and say ‘cheese’! Most people will act the fool with a little encouragement and direction from you.

The classic ‘jumping in the air at the same time’ trick works brilliantly with natural performers like these.

If your shots are working well, there’s no harm in showing your subjects the photos as you go along. It breaks the ice, it gives them some self-confidence, and it helps you explain the kind of images you’re trying to get. And if your subjects are properly involved, they may come up with their own ideas for more shots.

PAGE 1: What makes good group photography?
PAGE 2: Group photography tips: 01 Tripod and remote
PAGE 3: Group photography tips: 02 Best camera settings
PAGE 4: Group photography tips: 03 The classic line-up
PAGE 5: Group photography tips: 04 Handheld settings
PAGE 6: Group photography tips: 05 Change your viewpoint
PAGE 7: Group photography tips: 06 Wide-angle perspectives
PAGE 8: Group photography tips: 07 Go with flash
PAGE 9: Group photography tips: 08 Act the fool!
PAGE 10: Group photography tips: Natural frames
PAGE 11: Group photography tips: Lively line-ups
PAGE 12: Group photography tips: Make a moody sky
PAGE 13: Group photography tips: Add some attitude

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