How NOT to shoot groups

Avoid straight rows of heads when you’re taking group shots (unless it’s an organisational photograph or a yearbook picture or a candid shot of a church choir). One thing you can do is to have some subjects stand and have some of the others sit in two-level or three-level settings. You don’t want to have the people in the back poking their heads out just so we can see them. Unless you fix that, you’ll have a fair amount of head in the back row with generous full body shots in the front – not a very good idea..

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