PART I: Being part of Group photographs for Publications and online media
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”— Alfred Eisenstaedt
There may be a time when You may be asked to be part of a group photo for a publication or social media.
Here are a few examples and a few tips on how to come across the best you can and have fun in the process!
|Human resource officers who won a contest are featured in a group photo shoot for a trade magazine in Grand Central Station NYC.|
Pick clean, non-distracting yet interesting background. Again this photo was taken with portable studio lighting (Norman and Dyna-lites) with D3 and step ladder to get the execs in the most even and dynamic arrangements. Be willing Explore different Angles with your photographer!
Susan Farley for the New York Times
While photographing The Guardian Angels in Yonkers, NY for the NY Times photographed this group shot after a few hours of following the guys on their rounds. The only set up shot was this one taken during a break and I wanted to include the group together in an "environmental" portrait on the streets. Shot image using available daylight with a small blast of fill flash. My favorite images are environmental portraits-combining subjects with the world they work and live in. Tip: look for interesting environments which add to the group portrait