We come into this world, we grow, we make friends, we look for opportunities and ultimately, we have to part with our friends and family members. Each one of us has been through this or will cross this path in our life eventually. We wish to live those beautiful and unforgettable moments again by turning back time and for this we rely on photographs.
Photography includes a number of diverse themes and one of the most common is a group photo. Group photographs are the perfect testimonials of age and experience. You will want to tell yourself and generations to come that you have live the best moments in life, so you have to choose the best group photographer who knows the solution to the hurdles that comes in path of large group photography.
Some of the regular troubles, pertaining to group photography usually involve the group not fitting into the setting of the shot and arranging people to stand in the order of their heights. These troubles should be received as challenges by the selected photographer.
The most important requisite while attempting a group shot is to figure out all the details like acquiring an idea of the location prior to the shoot, framing of the shot, positioning of people and deciding on their pose.
For best outcome the group members should be informed about the timing of the shot and asked to assemble a few minutes beforehand so that there is ample time to arrange them in a particular order.
The location of the shot plays an important role as it should be in context to the theme reflected by the group. A good photographer knows what the best location is for a particular kind of group. For e.g. the best possible location and background setting for shooting the picture of a sporting team would be their field of play.
Photographer should be able to improve the quality of the photograph by trying to get as close a shot as possible, using a variety of techniques without cutting any of the members.
One of the main problems in group shots is that not everyone in the group is looking at the camera at the same time. One of the most effective ways of overcoming this problem is to take a number of shots in quick succession as even if the first shot is not as good the successive shots might be better.
In a group photo, it is the pose that is most important and while the most conventional pose is where tall people stand behind and short people stand in front, it is up to the photographer to experiment with other arrangements. If the group comprises of more than 100 people you better arrange for proper staging. There are certain photographers who have designed staging with the school group in mind.
The timing of the shoot and the available light in the surroundings are some of the other factors, which need to be taken into consideration in order to acquire the best possible results.
Last but not the least, it is the photographer who should be smiling the most as it is a relaxed and cheerful photographer who is likely to induce his subjects to smile broadly, while they are being photographedso selection of right photographer is utmost important.
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School Photos and Group Photography by Gillman & Soame